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Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021

Jost van Dyke ferry terminal to reopen March 1, 2021

The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has announced that the reopening of the port of entry at Jost van Dyke to international passenger vessels is poised for March 1, 2021, simultaneously with the reopening of the Road Town Ferry terminal on Tortola.

Speaking on the Friday, January 8, 2021, edition of JTV's Big Story with host Cathy O. Richards, Acting Director of BVIPA Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard made the announcement.

"We consider the sister islands as just as important as the main island of Tortola. Jost van Dyke, we just dedicated that lovely building there a couple of weeks ago but they will also re-open with the Road Town Jetty on March the 1st. We are making provisions for vessels to be able to go into Jost van Dyke also," said Ms Pickering-Maynard.

A brand new ferry terminal was commissioned for Jost van Dyke on December 21, 2020.


Acting Director of BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard said in the initial stages of the reopening of the seaports, all international movements of ferries must first be processed at the Road Town Ferry Jetty before heading to any of the other islands within the territory.

Ferries will be processed @ Road Town Jetty


The Acting BVIPA Managing Director said; however, that despite the terminal at JvD reopening, in the initial stages all international movements of ferries must first be processed at the Road Town Ferry Jetty before heading to any of the other islands within the territory.

"That is one of the things we are looking at for the ease of travelling, where they would come in and go directly to Jost van Dyke. It is not finalised. That is one of the angles we are looking at to be able to accommodate them going directly to Jost van Dyke."

Pickering-Maynard further explained that in an attempt to eliminate large numbers of passengers at the territory's main jetty at any one time, the BVIPA is working with vessels to ensure a limited number of passengers will be at the terminal.

She also said a schedule will be in place to give enough time for the clearing of a passenger vessel before the arrival of another boat.

It was also announced that inter-island ferries will be docking at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park.

Following a shut down of its borders in March 2020, the Virgin Islands reopened its borders, via the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, to international visitors on December 1, 2020.

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