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November 11th, 2020
USVI shopping day trip ‘days are gone’ – Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the days of shopping day trips to the US Virgin Islands (USVI) are over for the people of the Virgin Islands (VI), given the risks of COVID-19.

November 11th, 2020
4-day mandatory quarantine part of new travel protocols – Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) has revealed that after listening to the people regarding the tourism protocols, including stakeholders in the tourism industry and medical experts, the Government of the Virgin Islands went back to the proverbial drawing board to hammer out a more amicable and practical plan.

November 3rd, 2020
Health Minister 'seems to be minister of misinformation' & fear-mongering- Hon Penn

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in the Virgin Islands, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has denied that he called for civil unrest in the territory regarding government’s tourism re-opening policies, even as records show otherwise.

October 28th, 2020
8th day COVID-19 test for tourists under review

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In an effort to bring down the associated costs of COVID-19 testing to tourists, as well as reducing the number of tests to be administered, Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL) said the administration is working to review the 4th COVID-19 test requirement.

October 28th, 2020
No day trips into VI likely before March 2021- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The tourism sector of the Virgin Islands that relies heavily on visitors coming into the territory on a day trip will have to wait at least another five months before it can begin to receive such tourists.

October 28th, 2020
Estimated $450 per tourist for COVID-19 testing & GPS bracelet

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tourists to the Virgin Islands (VI) can expect to pay an estimated $450 per person for all local COVID-19 testing and the associated GPS tracking device, should the government move forward with its current reopening protocols from December 1, 2020.

October 27th, 2020
COVID-19 led to discovery VI’s borders ‘quite porous’– Hon Malone

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has revealed that it was the COVID-19 pandemic that led authorities to discover how porous the Virgin Islands (VI) sea borders really were.

October 22nd, 2020
Gov’t mulling new 7-day quarantine for persons entering VI

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) today, October 22, 2020, revealed that the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is considering reducing the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement to enter the territory to just 7 days, as a cost reduction measure.

October 8th, 2020
Bars, nightclubs set to re-open following inspection

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Bars and nightclubs in the Virgin Islands (VI) will finally be re-opening since an August 21, 2020, closure as a result of a then spike in COVID-19 cases.

October 7th, 2020
VI free of confirmed COVID-19 cases; New 14-day curfew announced

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), in a COVID-19 update this afternoon, Wednesday, October 7, 2020, confirmed that the one remaining positive COVID-19 case in the [British] Virgin Islands has fully recovered.

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