COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in the BVI

Welcome back to Sunsail's Marina in Tortola!

Please view BVI's latest travel requirements in response to covid 19 below. Sunsail will continue to monitor these updates to keep our guests informed of these changes.

We would also advise that you contact your airline for the most up to date information around entry requirements and re-entry to your home country.

*Please check that this information is applicable for your departure country, as selected countries are not allowed to enter certain sailing destinations.

While the BVI are opening their borders for international travellers, certain Policies and Procedures will need to be followed when entering the country, before and during your stay there. Please bookmark this page as travel updates are frequently announced.

Entry Requirements

When You Arrive

All Travellers:

  • The wearing of face masks or face coverings, weather indoors or outdoors, will no longer be mandated by law, but will be allowed as a matter of choice in public spaces.

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COVID Testing Centres in BVI

Dr Emelandu from Emel Medical Centre 

  • Open 8am- 5pm Mon- Thurs, and 10am - 5pm on Friday's Saturday's and Sunday's (This includes Christmas day and New Years day) To schedule testing, please visit Emel Medical Center or leave the names and email addresses of all passengers with reception.
  • Cost: $100 with results offered within 30 minutes.
  • Tel: 1284 345 3635;
  • Email: [email protected] 
MD Link concierge testing (a medical nurse that comes to your boat):
  • Phone (284) 440-3070
  • Cost: $125 Rapid Antigen | $225 PCR
BVI’s: Penn Medical in Road Town, Tortola:
  • Phone (264) 495-3299
  • Cost: $80 Rapid Antigen | $100+ PCR
Wellness Center Clinic, Tortola Pier Park: 
  • Open M-F 9am-8pm, weekends by appointment
  • Phone: (284) 496-0838
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Cost: $75 Rapid Antigen | $100+ PCR
Dr. Dougan, Private MD:
  • Available across Tortola, the doctor does not have access to a boat to service other islands 
  • Phone: (284) 440-3070
  • What happens if you test positive during exit testing? The covid test will provide the Ministry of Health with a CQ value. This value is directly linked to how contagious you are. The Ministry of Health will issue a quarantine order and a retest date. Based on how high your CQ value is will dictate how long you will need to wait before retesting. You will likely be back at base when you receive your test results and in the first instance you should contact your insurance company to seek advice. If you are still on our yacht and the yacht isn't booked for another charter, we will allow you to remain on the yacht at your own expense until you or your insurance provider can organise hotel accommodation for you.

The Government of the Virgin Islands is a good source of information.