If you are unsure about entry requirements for that country, including visas and other immigration information, ask your travel agent or contact the nearest embassy or consulate in the country. “The health and well-being of our residents and visitors continues to be our top priority,” Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte told the magazine. The new “open door” phase of the islands` COVID policy has been mandated by an order from Governor Albert Bryan Jr. As of May 31, the U.S. territory will enter an “open door” period where all COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted for domestic travellers and they will no longer have to complete the CIU travel screening portal. According to the Office of Tourism and an order from Governor Albert Bryan Jr. This applies to each of the U.S. Virgin Islands, including the islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. “The Department of Tourism, in collaboration with Governor Bryan`s Office and the Virgin Islands Department of Health, has been working to closely monitor COVID cases in the region and take strategic steps to ensure the health and safety of our residents and visitors,” Boschulte said. “Our efforts have been successful and give us the confidence to further relax travel and testing requirements in the region so we can continue to receive visitors safely.” As first reported by Travel + Leisure, the U.S.
Virgin Islands will waive the rest of its COVID-19 entry requirements on May 31. The lifting of entry restrictions for domestic travellers applies to St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. Travellers should note that the federal government`s new one-day test requirement for international travel does not apply to sea travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands. International sea travel always follows a 5-day testing window and certain vaccination requirements apply to non-U.S.
citizens. Persons. The Commissioner stressed that there are no vaccination or testing requirements for travellers leaving the U.S. Virgin Islands and travelling to the continental United States. “We are a U.S. Overseas Territory and, as such, travel to St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas or Water Island falls under U.S. jurisdiction,” the commissioner said, saying that travel to the U.S. does not require passports from U.S.
citizens entering Puerto Rico or the U.S. mainland. The testing requirements of the VICU apply to domestic travel to the territory, for example, from Puerto Rico to St. Croix or from New York to St. Thomas. If you are traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands from an international location, whether U.S. or not, you will still need to provide proof of vaccination and proof of a negative COVID test taken within 24 hours of arrival. The test can be a PCR or rapid test. These requirements apply to travellers from the British Virgin Islands. International travellers must continue to complete the travel portal documents. U.S.
VIRGIN ISLANDS (December 6, 2021) – As the world meets new vaccination and testing requirements before boarding an international flight to the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands officials are reminding the traveling public that the new rules do not apply to direct travel from the U.S. Virgin Islands to the Americas. All incoming visitors must submit negative molecular or antigen test results received no later than 5 days prior to travel. Full rules can be found here, as well as a portal to submit test results. Upon arrival at the VICUs, visitors must present their test result and the portal travel certificate. You will have your temperature checked at the airport. On the islands, citizens and visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing in public spaces.
Recommended passports for unvaccinated travelers who are one year of age or older traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Before traveling, the ministry strongly recommends that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers all medical expenses abroad, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains, and legal fees. You should check all exclusions and in particular if your policy covers you for the activities you wish to do. Card Disclaimer – The boundaries and names displayed on the maps, as well as the designations used on the maps, do not imply the expression of an opinion by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the legal status of any country, territory, city or territory or their authorities, or the determination of their boundaries or boundaries.