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Do You Need Travel Insurance for the British Virgin Islands?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for the British Virgin Islands?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for the British Virgin Islands?
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The British Virgin Islands, or BVI for short, are some of the most-exclusive and least-developed islands of the Caribbean. The resorts, villas, restaurants and other tourist locations attract travelers with a love for sailing and seclusion.

You may want to plan ahead for any unexpected medical event or other issues before starting out on your journey. Consider travel insurance for your vacation or business adventures.

You may want to travel to the Virgin Islands (USA) while visiting the Caribbean area.

Travel Insurance Requirements for the British Virgin Islands

American and international travelers visiting the British Virgin Islands are required to provide proof of travel insurance which includes minimum coverage for:

  • COVID-19 medical costs including hospitalization, doctor’s visit and prescriptions
  • Medical repatriation
  • Quarantine accommodation costs

VisitorsCoverage can help determine the best coverage for all international destinations. We have travel medical plans with emergency medical evacuation, comprehensive coverage, and more. We also have plans that cover the Covid-19 requirements.

If you’re an American citizen traveling from the U.S. needing to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including Covid-19-related issues, trip insurance with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage may be a better option. For international and non-US residents, the best fit may be International Travel Medical Insurance.

COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands

Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for current COVID-19 conditions and requirements. Do not travel if you test positive for Covid, and make sure your vaccinations are up to date.

It is still important to continue safe hygiene practices.

  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
  • If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.

Other health and safety recommendations include:

  • Research your destination(s), including local laws, customs, and culture.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Contact your airline or travel agency prior to travel for any changes to scheduling.

Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & Safety

Currently the British Virgin Islands suggest that visitors should exercise normal precautions. To learn more about the current conditions while traveling, visit the British Virgin Islands Travel Advisory website.

Maintain Personal Security:

  • Monitor travel advisories and alerts from the U.S. Department of State.
  • Carry contact information for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel to avoid loss or theft.
  • Follow all local laws and social customs.

Necessary Vaccinations

Make sure you are up to date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Typhoid (recommended for most travelers)

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & Documentation

To enter the British Virgin Islands, your passport must be valid at the time of entry, with a one blank page requirement for entry stamp.

A tourist visa is not required for visits less than one month.

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