Persons traveling to the Virgin Islands will no longer be required to present a negative COVID test to gain entry.
The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands passed an amendment to the COVID-19 Control and Suppression (Entry of Persons) Regulation on July 13 that revokes COVID-19 testing requirements.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Ms. Petrona Davies said that further relaxation of the COVID Suppression measures is based on the reduced impact of COVID and the move from pandemic to endemic.
“Currently the statistics are revealing that the virus is having a very minimal impact on those affected and the mortality rates have decreased significantly. That is why we feel at this stage we can re-open the borders and return to pre-COVID normal with regards to travel to the Territory. Despite the opening of the borders, the Permanent Secretary advised that persons should remain vigilant and continue to practice good hand hygiene and wear a mask when in questionable environments to reduce the risk of exposure. The Government of the Virgin Islands is committed to improving the health of the people of the Virgin Islands”