US Virgin Islands just removed all entry restrictions for US visitors

US Virgin Islands just removed all entry restrictions for US visitors

US Virgin Islands just removed all entry restrictions for US visitors

The US Virgin Islands have now lifted the remaining COVID-19 entry restrictions for US travelers.

As of June 1, U.S. territory has moved into an “open door phase,” according to an executive order from Governor Albert Bryan Jr. All domestic and international travelers are no longer required to complete the USVI Travel Screening Portal or present an approved green QR code to travel to the USVI.

“The health and well-being of our residents and visitors remains our top priority,” United States Department of Tourism Commissioner Joseph Boschulte said in a statement. Travel is waiting for† “The Department of Tourism, the Office of Governor Bryan and the Department of Health of the Virgin Islands have worked together to closely monitor COVID cases in the area and take strategic steps that will ensure the health and safety of our residents and visitors. ”

Success in easing travel and testing requirements

He continued: “Our measures have proven successful and give us the confidence to continue easing travel and testing requirements to the area so that we can continue to welcome visitors safely.”

International travelers (from outside the US or its territories) over 2 years old traveling by air to the USVI must submit a negative antigen or NAAT (e.g. RT-PCR) COVID-19 test result and proof of full vaccination status. Tests must be taken within 24 hours of travel to the USVI. U.S. travelers returning home after visiting the USVI are exempt from all testing requirements because it is a U.S. territory.

This applies to all US Virgin Islands, including St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.

Travel to the islands became easier in March when the area dropped its pre-arrival testing requirement for vaccinated domestic travelers. Before that, all travelers had to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of travel, regardless of whether they had been vaccinated.

However, masks are still mandatory. All arriving passengers must wear a mask or face covering that fits properly and completely covers the mouth and nose. Children under 2 years of age and those unable to wear a mask due to disabilities are exempt. Although the CDC guidelines were changed in May 2021, the USVI has not changed or removed the local masking requirements.

Travelers are encouraged to visit to keep up to date with current international travel requirements.