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April 13th, 2022
Outdoor mask wearing & quarantine for travellers to be scrapped- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has decided to, among other things, to remove the requirement for mask wearing while outdoors as well as lift the requirement for quarantine for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers to the Virgin Islands.

March 2nd, 2022
Cabinet eases restrictions on crowd limits, quarantine for unvaccinated travellers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands (VI) has eased some COVID-19 restrictions, including on crowd limits and quarantine duration for unvaccinated travellers to the territory.

October 1st, 2021
VI only recognising WHO approved jabs- Acting Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Acting Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has emphasised that partially and unvaccinated travellers coming into the Virgin Islands are still required to quarantine.

September 20th, 2021
USVI senator attends function despite testing positive for COVID-19


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- US Virgin Islands (USVI) senator Marvin A. Blyden tested positive for Covid-19 twice on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, first at the USVI Legislature and a second time through a test performed at the USVI Department of Health. The senator had sought the second test, he said, to ascertain that he had indeed contracted the virus.

August 19th, 2021
‘Why quarantined residents can’t drive home but trusted to stay home?’- Hon Turnbull

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Second District Representative and Opposition Member Hon Melvin M. Turnbull has questioned why residents who have been approved through the various protocols established to protect the territory during the pandemic are neither allowed to drive themselves home to quarantine nor are they allowed to drive to conduct the day 4 testing, but are trusted to stay home during their quarantined period.

July 19th, 2021
‘Hypocritical’ UK PM forced to quarantine following public backlash

LONDON, UK- The embattled United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson aka ‘Boris’ had planned to escape mandatory quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19 but public pressure forced him to abort plans.

June 21st, 2021
4 active cases of COVID-19 recorded in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands is recording 4 active cases of COVID-19, according to the latest update from government on June 19, 2021.

June 11th, 2021
VI's vaccination drive falls short of 17K June target

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) said the Virgin Islands (VI) vaccination drive has fallen short of its 17,000-target since only 12,245 people have received the first dose and only 7,289 have received both doses of the vaccine.

June 10th, 2021
3 recorded active COVID-19 cases currently in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) currently has 3 recorded active cases of COVID-19 as of today, June 10, 2021, according to the latest update from Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).

May 18th, 2021
'This 14-day quarantine ain't making sense!'- Defendant in $30M drug bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Lambert Estate resident and certified boat captain Nickel Simon, who was charged with Cryton Browne, along with Wilferedo Lopez Vargas and Hober Morillo Ybarbia from Venezuela, following a $30 million drug bust in October 2019, has spoken out against the Magistrate’s Court policy that mandates that anyone travelling into the territory to conduct face-to-face business at the court must undergo a 14-day quarantine period.

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