The online tourism publication, Travel Pulse has named the British Virgin Islands among the safest places the visit in Caribbean, as it relates to COVID-19.
The BVI was listed at number-two among a total nine COVID
-safe destinations currently open for tourism.
In its article, Travel Pulse made specific note of the territory’s BVI Gateway Traveller Authorisation Certificate requirements as well as its rigorous testing protocols to ensure safety.
It said: “Travellers will also need to download a contract tracing app on their phone and take a COVID
-19 test upon arrival and again four days after arrival. A negative result will allow travellers to move freely throughout the islands.”
“Visiting might require a few extra steps, but there’s no reason visitors can’t find the right state of mind in the BVI this winter,” noted Travel Pulse, which also did a feature on the Tourist Board’s launch of a destination marketing campaign focused on travellers “finding themselves” in the territory.
As is the case for the majority of Caribbean islands, the US Department of State has listed the BVI at Level 3 on its travel advisory scale. For this level, Americans are advised to reconsider travel to due to “health and safety measures and COVID
The BVI, however, has no active cases of COVID
-19 for several days now.
One country in the region the State Department listed better at Level 2 is St Kitts & Nevis, which was also first on Travel Pulse‘s list of safe destinations.
In the meantime, other countries that made Travel Pulses ‘safe’ list are The Bahamas, Dominica, St Lucia, Aruba, Jamaica, Barbados, and Anguilla.