• Terrence B Lettsome Airport, Beef Island and the Road Town Ferry Terminal are the two ports open for international visitors to the BVI. Effective, June 17th Soper's Hole (West End), Dog Hole (Jost Van Dyke) and St Thomas Bay Dock, (Virgin Gorda) are open to fully vaccinated guests arriving by ferry only. Refer to BVIPA Press Release

  • There are two daily round trip ferry services. Reservations must be made with the scheduled ferry operator through their booking portal. Passenger capacity is 65 passengers per trip. Refer to the latest ferry schedule to confirm days of operation of each operator.
  • In addition to ferries, effective July 1st, water taxis are permitted to carry guests into the BVI. BVI based water taxi operators include but are not limited to: Island Time Water Taxi, Chillout Charters BVI and Johnny's Maritime Services.
  • There are now entry protocols for *small commercial and private vessels. Foreign based yachts are not yet able to conduct business in the BVI, however BVI based charter yachts may re-enter following the Small Vessel Entry Protocols. *Small = less than 78 ft
  • All travellers to the BVI require a certified RT-PCR COVID 19 negative test within 5 days of arrival. NEW! As of June 15th, fully vaccinated travellers may provide a RT-PCR Covid test or approved rapid antigen test, in addition to evidence of being fully vaccinated. (Children under 5 exempt). Note: "Approved" is understood to be from a certified laboratory and not self administered.
  • All travellers must register on bvigateway.bviaa.com. Applications must be started no later than 48 hours before travel. Registration must be completed a minimum of 24 hours before travel date and time.
  • Travellers will be prompted to upload test results.
  • Receipt will be followed by the issuance of a BVI Gateway Travel Authorization Certificate. It should be printed so guests have a physical copy.
  • No certificate? Start enquiring with bvigateway@bviaa.com or whatsapp 1-284-496-6129
  • At no point does a guest have to navigate the red tape alone. Your crew (or accredited broker) will be there to ensure approvals and test results are issued in a timely manner
  • All travellers will immediately enter a screening area for sanitizing, temperature checks and testing. All travellers except those fully vaccinated will undergo a PCR test. This is considered the Day 0 Test. Effective July 19th, fully vaccinated travellers will be subject to a rapid test which should yield results on site.
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated will be issued a contact tracing device, usually one per group.
  • Testing, tracing and Gateway administrative costs are $35 per fully vaccinated person (newly instituted rapid tests will cost $50) and $175 per partially or unvaccinated person. This is paid in advance, via the Gateway portal. Have proof of payment.
  • Travellers next clear through Customs and Immigration. They should be prepared to produce a physical copy of their travel authorization form and any other relevant documents.
  • Visitors will be transported to their yacht by Gold Seal Certified Transportation. If a taxi has not been pre-arranged by the yacht or broker, visitors can hire any available taxi waiting at the airport.
  • Effective July 12th, fully vaccinated travellers will be subject to a rapid test upon arrival. No further testing will be required. Unvaccinated children (5-17) travelling with fully vaccinated parents will be PCR tested upon arrival.
  • Partially vaccinated visitors will be tested upon arrival (Day 0) and limited to quarantine anchorages for 4 days. A negative test result must be produced from Day 4 testing before a release letter is issued.
  • Non vaccinated travellers, will be tested upon arrival (Day 0) and again on Day 7. Yacht crews will guide guests to a Day 7 testing station. Test results and a letter of release will be sent to each guest upon producing a Day 7 Negative.
  • When guests are travelling in a mixed group with some persons unvaccinated, the entire party is treated as unvaccinated and will be subject to 7 days quarantine.
  • Quarantine anchorages are limited to those in this linked map.
  • While in quarantine, guests can go ashore at designated anchorages.
  • Once a Quarantine Release Certificate is issued, all restrictions are lifted and guests can interact with others ashore provided they practice social distancing and wear masks in public spaces.
  • Linked here is a PDF document detailing the operational protocols of CYS member crewed yachts.
  • Crew testing: Fully vaccinated CYS crew members operating charters in the BVI are not required to conduct bi-weekly screening and testing but should self-monitor. Non-vaccinated crew members are required to conduct screening through the Essential Workers programme, every 2 weeks.