BVI government increases quarantine period for unvaccinated travellersSaturday, May 08, 2021
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) – The administration of Premier Andrew Fahie has increased the quarantine period for unvaccinated travellers entering the territory from four days to seven days.
During a national broadcast on Friday, Health Minister Carvin Malone said if people are travelling in mixed groups with some individuals unvaccinated, the entire party will be treated as unvaccinated and will be required to quarantine for seven days upon arrival.
“In the case of persons who are only partially vaccinated — meaning that they have received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine or whose final vaccine dose was administered less than two weeks before arrival in the territory — a four-day quarantine period will be required with the PCR testing administered on arrival and on day four.”
He said Cabinet made these decisions at its latest meeting after considering 'the wish for visitors to enter' with 'the need to mitigate the risk of COVID infections' arising from increased travel.
Malone also said that the Cabinet has decided to amend the territory's travel ban to only apply to travellers from Brazil and India.
Exempted persons permitted to enter from these two counties are required to quarantine for 14 days.
Fully vaccinated travellers from all other countries will require a BVI Gateway Travel Certificate for US$105 — down from US$175.
They must also be fully vaccinated and are required to produce a negative PCR result from a test taken three to five days before arrival.
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