Thursday 29 October, 2020

BVI borders to reopen on December 1

Great news for tourists and residents of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as the government announced the territory’s borders will reopen on December 1.

Premier Andrew Fahie announced plans to reopen the BVI’s borders at the launch of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board’s new BVILOVE campaign today.

Fahie is cognisant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its risks to the island. But he notes COVID-19 is a reality that cannot be escaped.

“Every country that reopens to tourist and travellers alike face their own challenges with the coronavirus. However, we can be very optimistic because we are vigorously preparing for our reopening to welcome back our tourists,” Fahie stated.

“We have two full months to prepare and we must get it right and we must get it done.”

The premier said technology will be to prevent infected persons from entering the BVI.

He also called on islanders to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines since it will help to reduce any transmissions if an infected person is not detected.

The territory is currently in Phase II of its border control measures.

Sixty-nine cases of COVID-19 have been detected on the island.

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