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Jost van Dyke ferry terminal to reopen March 1, 2021- BVIPA

- No direct international ferry traffic to JvD as vessels would have to be processed @ Road Town
The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has announced that the ferry terminal at Jost van Dyke is poised for reopening on March 1, 2021, simultaneously with the reopening of the Road Town Ferry Jetty on Tortola. Photo: Team of Reporters/File
Acting Director of BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard said in the initial stages of the reopening of the seaports, all international movements of ferries must first be processed at the Road Town Ferry Jetty before heading to any of the other islands within the territory. Photo: VINO
Acting Director of BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA), Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard said in the initial stages of the reopening of the seaports, all international movements of ferries must first be processed at the Road Town Ferry Jetty before heading to any of the other islands within the territory. Photo: VINO
in an attempt to eliminate large numbers of passengers at the territory's main jetty at any one time, the BVIPA is working with vessels to ensure a limited number of passengers will be at the terminal. Photo: VINO/File
in an attempt to eliminate large numbers of passengers at the territory's main jetty at any one time, the BVIPA is working with vessels to ensure a limited number of passengers will be at the terminal. Photo: VINO/File
JOST van DYKE, VI- The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has announced that the reopening of the port of entry at Jost van Dyke to international passenger vessels is poised for March 1, 2021, simultaneously with the reopening of the Road Town Ferry terminal on Tortola.

Speaking on the Friday, January 8, 2021, edition of JTV's Big Story with host Cathy O. Richards, Acting Director of BVIPA Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard made the announcement.

"We consider the sister islands as just as important as the main island of Tortola. Jost van Dyke, we just dedicated that lovely building there a couple of weeks ago but they will also re-open with the Road Town Jetty on March the 1st. We are making provisions for vessels to be able to go into Jost van Dyke also," said Ms Pickering-Maynard.

A brand new ferry terminal was commissioned for Jost van Dyke on December 21, 2020.

Ferries will be processed @ Road Town Jetty

The Acting BVIPA Managing Director said; however, that despite the terminal at JvD reopening, in the initial stages all international movements of ferries must first be processed at the Road Town Ferry Jetty before heading to any of the other islands within the territory.

"That is one of the things we are looking at for the ease of travelling, where they would come in and go directly to Jost van Dyke. It is not finalised. That is one of the angles we are looking at to be able to accommodate them going directly to Jost van Dyke."

Pickering-Maynard further explained that in an attempt to eliminate large numbers of passengers at the territory's main jetty at any one time, the BVIPA is working with vessels to ensure a limited number of passengers will be at the terminal.

She also said a schedule will be in place to give enough time for the clearing of a passenger vessel before the arrival of another boat.

It was also announced that inter-island ferries will be docking at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park.

Following a shut down of its borders in March 2020, the Virgin Islands reopened its borders, via the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, to international visitors on December 1, 2020.

6 Responses to “Jost van Dyke ferry terminal to reopen March 1, 2021- BVIPA”

  • ... (13/01/2021, 15:43) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The lady is doing a good job please leave her there
  • tola (13/01/2021, 18:35) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    You really don't know what you are saying
  • GG (14/01/2021, 01:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So it’s really nothing at this point. You can’t clear in or out and all must come through RT. It’ll be great when it can be used for it intended purpose - TOURISTS,,, and not an air conditioned hangout for government employees ;),,,

    Pat your self selves on the back when BVI is actually open. March 1 really???
  • WHY? (14/01/2021, 07:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Whats the point? Who is going to bother spending what will take 3-4 hours on a ferry from STT to eventually get to Jost? Why wasnt the new terminal that just opened in Jost equipped to process arrivals in a Covid environment? Lastly does anyone know when the actual modifications needed in Road Town terminal will even start? Sending ferrys to the cruise ship dock again? NO PLAN...
  • WEW (14/01/2021, 13:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh sure


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