As the territory continues to open up to tourism, the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has agreed that fully vaccinated travellers to the Virgin Islands will no longer be subjected to quarantine and PCR testing from June 15, 2021, Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has announced.
He said; however, Cabinet has decided that fully vaccinated persons travelling from overseas would be required to provide a RT PCR Test or an approved Rapid Antigen Test within five days of arrival and provide satisfactory evidence of being fully vaccinated.
"Cabinet further decided that fully vaccinated travellers would no longer be subjected to PCR Testing on arrival. That is the Day Zero Test and resultantly no quarantine time will be required save for that ordered by the quarantine officer as a result of the entry screening," Hon Malone said in a live COVID
-19 update this afternoon, June 10, 2021.
The new measure, which he said should come into effect no later than June 15, 2021, is expected to further boost tourism arrivals.
The decisions, he said, were taken following recommendations from the Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC) at a Cabinet meeting on June 9, 2021.
More details to follow.