The National Parks Trust (NPT) has decided to put a limit on the number of persons allowed to access the territory’s national parks at any given time.
The Trust did not disclose what this limit will be when it announced the change on Thursday.
But it said the decision was made to avoid overcrowding, to maintain ‘travel bubbles’, to allow for social distancing, and to comply with local COVID-19 protocols.
“On days when cruise ships are on the port, the Greater Baths National Park will be closed to residents and non-cruise ship guests between 9 am and 2 pm,” the NPT said.
“The park will reopen once the necessary cleaning and sanitisation procedures have been undertaken,” it added.
Notices will be posted on the National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands Facebook
page, it further stated.
Meanwhile, the NPT’s announcement came a less than 24 hours before the arrival of Celebrity Millennium of Royal Caribbean Group’s Celebrity Cruises. It’s the first cruise ship to return to the BVI since in more than a year.