In an announcement shared to their official tourism Facebook page, the government of the US Virgin Islands announced that “the requirement for the U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Screening Portal for all domestic travel to and from the U.S. Virgin Islands has been removed.” The move, which goes into effect May 31st, applies to all domestic travelers which are defined as “as travelers who are U.S. citizens traveling from the U.S. mainland and other U.S. Territories” in this article from Caribbean Travel.
The new policy does not apply to international travelers. Those individuals must still present proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test. The above-mentioned article from Caribbean Travel also mentions that children ages 2-17 are exempt from the vaccine requirement.
The Facebook post from the USVI government reads as follows:
“Effective immediately by order of the Governor, the requirement for the U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Screening Portal for all domestic travel to and from the U.S. Virgin Islands has been removed. ✈️
Another reason to #ReconnectWithParadise 🔜🇻🇮
Federal guidelines and restrictions continue to apply to all international travel, including travel from the British Virgin Islands.”
Considering traveling to the USVI? Check out these articles from our recent trip at the end of 2020 for things to do in the US Virgin Islands including day charters, personalized island tours, sunset tours and a great place to stay on one of the islands most beautiful beaches!