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Passenger quota increases for USVI/VI ferry trips

Passenger quota increases for USVI/VI ferry trips

The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) along with the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) have successfully negotiated an increasing the number of persons traveling by ferries to and from both Territories.

A release on Friday, May 21, 2021, has indicated that Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led a virtual delegation from the BVI to engage with Governor of the USVI, Hon Albert Bryan Jr., and his delegation on ways to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of passengers processing through seaports amid COVID-19.

“Both Governments negotiated and agreed that the boat capacity will be increased from 50 to 65 passengers. The 65 passenger limit is based on the clearance and testing capacity of both Governments’ operations. The ferries will operate with 65 passengers effective May 27,” the release noted.

A release on Friday, May 21, 2021, has indicated that Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) led a delegation from the BVI to engage with Governor of the USVI, Hon Albert Bryan Jr., and his delegation on ways to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of passengers processing through seaports amid COVID-19.


Additional departure trip added


Premier Fahie in a statement said, “Our unified approach is to balance health and safety protocols with economic development, and the lives and livelihoods of our people.”

The release added that both leaders negotiated an additional departure trip from both ports.

Ferry operating times and schedules effective May 27 include daily departure from Road Town Jetty at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. ferry will depart Charlotte Amalie at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The VI Government said it remains committed to welcoming travellers back to the Virgin Islands through an efficient and safe re-entry process.

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