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Cabinet eases restrictions on crowd limits, quarantine for unvaccinated travellers

Cabinet eases restrictions on crowd limits, quarantine for unvaccinated travellers

The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) has eased some COVID-19 restrictions, including on crowd limits and quarantine duration for unvaccinated travellers to the territory.

According to Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) in an update on Cabinet Decision today, March 2, 2022, Cabinet decided that the current crowd limit of 100 persons be removed and would be limited to only one person to every 9 square feet.

According to the Health Minister, “unlimited numbers would be limited to 9 square feet in each establishment.”

He said Cabinet also decided that organisors of events in excess of 300 persons should notify the Environmental Health Division of the date, time and location of these events.

Cabinet has decided that quarantine requirements for unvaccinated persons entering the territory be removed from 7 days to 5 days, Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has said.


Quarantine for unvaccinated travellers now 5 days


Meanwhile, Cabinet has also decided that quarantine requirements for unvaccinated persons entering the territory be removed from 7 days to 5 days.

Hon Malone said the announced changes will come into force when gazetted and will expire on March 31, 2022.

Mask requirements, as well as sanitization and social distancing of 3 feet, remain in place.

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