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Thursday, Jun 24, 2021

Apply for home quarantine 5-7 days before travel to VI - CEHO Lionel E. Michael

Apply for home quarantine 5-7 days before travel to VI - CEHO Lionel E. Michael

Travelers to the Virgin Islands (VI) are being encouraged to make requests to home quarantine some five to seven days before travel.

This policy came via a public notice from the Chief Environmental Health Officer Mr Lionel E. Michael, who said the time will allow for the home quarantine inspections and approval by the Environmental Health Division.

This he says will prevent any delay in persons’ travel itinerary once they land in the territory.

This policy came via a public notice from the Chief Environmental Health Officer Mr. Lionel E. Michael said that the time will allow for the home quarantine inspections and approval by the Environmental Health Division.


Persons waiting last minute - Mr Michael


“It is observed that persons are increasingly waiting until the last minute to apply for home quarantine and this presents a risk to the BVI community for the transmission of COVID-19. In these situations, we are unable to assess the suitability of the property for home quarantine because not enough time is given,” he said.

According to Mr Michael, home quarantine in safe spaces is pivotal to the prevention of COVID-19 cases in the VI.

The Environmental Health Department noted that persons requesting home quarantine can email homequarantine@gov.vg or call during 284-468-5110 during standard working hours on weekdays.

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