Effective May 31, U.S. citizens traveling from the U.S. mainland and other U.S. territories will no longer be required to accomplish the USVI Travel Screening Portal in order to visit the islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. This has been after the U.S. Virgin Islands announced a transition to an “Open Door Phase”.
Regardless, international travelers and Americans visiting the USVI from international ports will still need to present proof of vaccination and a negative test result produced within the USVI Travel Screening Portal.
Note that the test must be taken within 24 hours of travel if visiting by air. The test must be taken within five days if the travel is through a ferry. An exemption from the USVI’s vaccine mandate is given to visitors aging 2-17.
As per to Joseph Boschulte, the Tourism Commissioner, their biggest priority remains to be the health and well-being of their residents and visitors alike. He added that a close COVID monitoring by the Department of Tourism and Governor Bryan’s Office and the Virgin Islands Department of Health is currently ongoing, and that strategic steps are partaken to ensure the health and safety of both residents and visitors.
Author: Deb Davad