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VI announces DR travel ban effective Mon, Jan 11, 2021

- Persons with DR & UK travel history will also be subject to additional quarantine & testing
A view of a section of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Cabinet has decided that in light of concerning information and of the prevalence of increasing cases of COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic, to implement a travel ban effective Monday 11th January 2021 of persons travelling from the Dominican Republic to the [British] Virgin Islands. Photo: Internet Source
The Dominican Republic (DR) will join the United Kingdon (UK) in a travel ban to the Virgin Islands (VI) effective, Monday, January 11, 2021, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) announced today Friday, January 8, 2021. Photo: GIS/File
The Dominican Republic (DR) will join the United Kingdon (UK) in a travel ban to the Virgin Islands (VI) effective, Monday, January 11, 2021, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) announced today Friday, January 8, 2021. Photo: GIS/File
The new DR travel ban comes as the territory announced on December 31, 2020, that is was banning persons travelling from the UK, given the presence of a more aggressive and contagious strain of the COVID-19 virus present in the UK. Photo: Internet Source
The new DR travel ban comes as the territory announced on December 31, 2020, that is was banning persons travelling from the UK, given the presence of a more aggressive and contagious strain of the COVID-19 virus present in the UK. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Dominican Republic (DR) will join the United Kingdom (UK) in a travel ban to the Virgin Islands (VI) effective, Monday, January 11, 2021, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) announced today Friday, January 8, 2021.

Persons travelling to the VI with UK or DR travel history will also be under increased scrutiny and must now be subject to more quarantine requirements and additional COVID-19 testing.

“Cabinet met and it was decided that effective immediately, all persons approved to travel to the British Virgin Islands originating or transition through the Dominican Republic or the United Kingdom are required to provide a five day RT-PCR negative test prior to entry, and must undergo a mandatory 14-days quarantine and a testing regiment on the day of entry, on day 7 and finally on day 14 when in the territory,” Hon Malone said.

DR Travel ban takes effect from Monday 

“Cabinet has also decided that in light of concerning information and of the prevalence of increasing cases of COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic, to implement a travel ban effective Monday 11th January 2021 of persons travelling from the Dominican Republic to the British Virgin Islands,” Hon Malone detailed.

The travel ban; however, will not apply to VI nationals, belongers, residents, work permit holders, persons permitted to reside in the territory, diplomats and persons employed by government and statutory agencies.

“I want to echo this loudly, COVID-19 is not playing around with us and we will not play around with COVID-19, we are in this together we're not out of the woods yet," Hon Malone said, noting that anyone violating COVID-19 guidelines will be fined.

The new DR travel ban comes as the territory announced on December 31, 2020, that it was banning persons travelling from the UK, given the presence of a more aggressive and contagious strain of the COVID-19 virus present there.

16 Responses to “VI announces DR travel ban effective Mon, Jan 11, 2021”

  • wise up (08/01/2021, 12:53) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    We should have nan person coming from DR since the beginning of COVID 19
  • GG (08/01/2021, 13:02) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did they catch the Spanish man what had escape?
  • Otis (08/01/2021, 13:08) Like (9) Dislike (40) Reply
    Ban them from down the island instead
    • vi (09/01/2021, 07:57) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      You cannot get a down island woman that’s why the santo going with everything you have stupid
  • asking for a friend (08/01/2021, 13:13) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    You mean no more Spanish thing for me?
  • oh lord (08/01/2021, 13:36) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    No more sweat rice for the man now lol
  • spanish man (08/01/2021, 13:46) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    so no more spanish women at the bars....what a shame!☺
  • what we really doing (08/01/2021, 14:40) Like (39) Dislike (1) Reply
    The United States Of America Got the MOST COVID Cases IN THE WORD. What we really doing?? like GTOH ban all countries with serious issues
  • chosen (08/01/2021, 15:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ Otis you are a Jack @@@@@@@@$$$$$$$$$$ you are from an island no weapons form against shall prosper
  • w (08/01/2021, 16:00) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ Otis u soon tell cow halo u chat to much u think DR. Is a cantinent it's just an island like tola year go year come same sh*t go and get a life
  • play (08/01/2021, 16:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You to slow.
  • Why??? (08/01/2021, 16:22) Like (35) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why are testing being done at the Hospital??? this is not right at all. We have one hospital and it is not safe to have the testing done there at all. It should be done at a clinic or some place else. What if an out break occur there!!! Mr Malone Can you Please FIX THAT!!!
  • Testing should done on salt island (08/01/2021, 16:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Musa
  • okay (08/01/2021, 19:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    They should set up a testing site down SEA COWS BAY.
  • vi (09/01/2021, 07:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The man them like the coolant water
  • The watchman (09/01/2021, 14:01) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    That is not a ban, this is travel with certain elevatated requirements, and restrictions. A Ban means not at all.


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