The processing of all visas for all visa nationals has been put on hold until further notice. The Civil Registry and Passport Office made the announcement announcement on Friday, March 20, noting that this is as a result of the new immigration policy that specifies only nationals, residents and work permit holders will be allowed to enter the Territory.
It was noted that however, that all appointments for naturalisation and registration remain in place and all other services remain the same.
The Office also informed the public that it has implemented social distancing measures in light of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. As a result only ten persons will be allowed in the lobby at any time.
The office is also informing the public that the processing of new visas for all visa nationals is on hold until further notice
For further information please contact the Civil Registry and Passport Office at 468-3035 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The BVI Airports Authority has advised the travelling public that as mandated by the Government of the Virgin Islands, airports in the Territory will remain operational with several restrictions, until further notice.
According to the Acting Managing Director, Mr. Clive Smith, “the directives issued by the Premier, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie on 17th March 2020 advises that effective Thursday, 19th March 2020 only passengers and their dependents in the following categories will be permitted to enter the British Virgin Islands through the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport: Nationals and Belongers of the BVI, Work Permit Holders; and Persons ordinarily resident in the Territory. These restrictions do not apply to flight crews, diplomats and cargo.
Mr. Smith further advised that “the Premier in an earlier briefing instructed that the Airports on Virgin Gorda and Anegada be restricted to Domestic traffic only”.
These measures were put in place to help prevent the introduction and or spread of the novel Corona Virus, Covid-19 in the British Virgin Islands.
Passengers with confirmed travel itineraries are asked to contact their respective airlines directly for further information.