The Government of the Virgin Islands' Minister for Health and Social Development recently announced revised protocols that state fully vaccination travellers will no longer be required to quarantine with effect from 15 May, which is welcome news for anyone hoping to book a yacht charter around the British Virgin Islands this season.
Fully vaccinated visitors arriving in the BVIs will still require the following;
- BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate - at a cost of $105 (reduced from $175)
- Negative PCR test taken 3-5 prior to arrival
- Proof of vaccination, administered at least 14 days before travelling to the BVIs
- A further negative PCR test (on arrival)
Partially-vaccinated visitors that have only received one dose will still need to quarantine for 4 days after arrival into the region. In addition, anyone travelling as part of a group which includes non-vaccinated individuals will be treated as if the whole group is unvaccinated and will be asked to quarantine for the whole 7 days.
The new measures do not include travellers from Brazil and India, who will still need to quarantine regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated.
From the verdurous jungle-canopied island of Tortola and serene allure of Virgin Gorda to the buzzy party island of Jost van Dyke, the British Virgin Islands are group of insanely beautiful lush paradise islands offering huge swathes of platinum sand beaches bathed by clear turquoise waters, ideal for dreamy yacht charters escapes.
To find out more about yacht charters in the British Virgin Islands, take a look at our comprehensive guide.