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BVI FURTHER RELAXES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

UK Territories 21 Jun, 2021 Follow News

BVI FURTHER RELAXES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The British Virgin Islands has further eased entry requirements to the territory with fully vaccinated travellers now no longer requiring an entry test and quarantine.

Health Minister Carvin Malone said effective June 15th all they’ll need to provide will be “an RT PCR or an approved rapid antigen test or a within five days of arrival and provide satisfactory evidence of being fully vaccinated.”

However, partially-vaccinated persons travelling from overseas would still require a PCR test within five days of travel.

“They must also “provide satisfactory evidence of being partially vaccinated and will be subjected to PCR test or a rapid antigen test upon arrival in the territory, the day zero test and quarantine for a period of four days," Mr Malone said in a radio broadcast.

“For flight and vessel crews who are fully vaccinated, Cabinet decided that these persons will no longer be required to conduct bi-weekly screening and testing, but should self-monitor and report any symptoms of or recent exposure to COVID-19,” he said.

The BVI government has also reduced the ‘Gateway fees’ from $105 to $35 for fully vaccinated travellers.

But the Health Minjuster reminded: “We are not out of the woods yet!” as he urged residents to get vaccinated.

“Despite the growing voices of dissent, the vaccine is literally the only viable assurance of returning to some level of normalcy. I will continue to sound the alarm that vaccination is our best defence against this pandemic,” Mr Malone stated.


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