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Latest entry requirements #240322
11/20/2020 11:50 AM
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I decided to make this a new thread, to make sure to focus this discussion on the specific requirements

Here is a link to the latest entry requirements for the BVI.

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A couple of comments--
1) According to the video from Nov 19, your application to enter the BVI has to be COMPLETED 48 hours prior to entering the territory, presumably including your negative PCR test. It does refer to being able to save the application online and go back in and complete the application, so perhaps they don't mean it has to be actually COMPLETED.

2) You now have 5 days before entry to complete the PCR test. However, since it says that the application has to be COMPLETED 48 hours prior to entry, does that mean that you basically still only have 3 days to get the result of your test?

3) The video again makes reference to "making your travel arrangements" AFTER having already received your travel authorization. Obviously, almost NO ONE is going to make their travel arrangements under 5 days before they leave. I assume they will figure that out eventually. And one would ASSUME that you would need to fill in those travel arrangements on your application, wouldn't you?

Other thoughts?


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Re: Latest entry requirements [Re: Carol_Hill] #240324
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That is almost laughable that you make travel arrangements after you get their approval from the Health Department EHAS system. I will say we received so much understanding when we had to postpone travel arrangements. I hope this is all over by the end of 2021, and easing up as the year goes along. And the next major pandemic can wait another decade, please!

I think they know they are going to get busier and that is why they need more time to approve the authorizations coming in.

Almost back to that 72 hours mandate with this scenario.

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Re: Latest entry requirements [Re: Carol_Hill] #240404
11/21/2020 09:35 AM
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What happens if your test is positive on day 4(say 1 person of your crew of 8)? And this 1 person has no/ minimal symptoms? I would assume that continue to maintain boat bubble/quaratine? Or would that person have to leave BVI? Or does the whole group get kicked out of BVI? Assume this is a 12 year old kid in group vs adult?

What happens if your initial test is positive?

Are the bracelets actually doing anything vs having a mandatory flying of Q Flag until cleared.... with significant penalty if breaking quarantine (Perhaps $1000 per boat security deposit with government) and a few BVI CBP spotters in anchorages to watch for rare violation.... typical yacht charters are not trying to sneak into general population like the person sneaking into JVD a couple months ago.

Hoping BVI Government has been thinking about the possible scenarios.


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Re: Latest entry requirements [Re: Carol_Hill] #240407
11/21/2020 10:29 AM
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They state in a video that the boat can be the quarantine area, but you need to be on it then for 15 days including day zero .

Re: Latest entry requirements [Re: Carol_Hill] #240408
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That’s not going to be cheap!

Re: Latest entry requirements [Re: Carol_Hill] #240415
11/21/2020 11:53 AM
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What happens if a guest tests positive on Day 4? Will option A: the charter continue through to the final day maintaining the same protocols in place for days 1-4 since guests and crew are already in their bubble and guests have already paid for 6, 7 or possibly more days? At the end of the charter period the guests go into quarantine at BVI Government facilities until they have completed day 14 and get re-tested? Or are they allowed to stay on board the yacht for the additional 10 days and until they test negative? Or, option B: does the charter end on day 5 and all guests go to quarantine in Government facilities? Where are those facilities? What are the associated costs for the guests in either option? What exactly is the compulsory COVID-19 insurance coverage required to cover?On both options, would the crew also be expected to go into quarantine too? Would the crew be allowed to self quarantine on board their vessel? If they have to go to Government quarantine who would be paying for that? Who would be responsible for maintaining the safety of the vessel while the crew were absent?
A - A. If a guest test positive, that person would need to isolate. If positive on Day 4, then they would isolate for a further 10 days.
A - B. It is not expected that the traveler would have to go to government quarantine.
A - C. While I know we have not yet provided the full spec of the necessary travel insurance, it does include supporting the cost associated with a positive test.
A - D. We’ll get more details.


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Re: Latest entry requirements [Re: Carol_Hill] #240419
11/21/2020 01:11 PM
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The answers are in the video

They can stay on the boat if they chose

They can leave the boat and go into government hotel/lodgings to complete quarantine at their own cost this is what the Covid insurance is supposed to cover.

Crew will be able to self isolate on their boat , the boat also needs to get Covid insuance as they will not be able to do the next charter until given the all clear.

Last edited by sleepychef; 11/21/2020 01:12 PM.
Re: Latest entry requirements [Re: Carol_Hill] #240428
11/21/2020 02:16 PM
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And what about the next group scheduled on that charter? Let’s say the next charter starts 5 days later, but still in the relevant quarantine period for the current group.

I guess the covid +ve must go to the government facility.

Has the government mandated safety protocols for the immediately following group?

Last edited by warren460; 11/21/2020 02:17 PM.

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Re: Latest entry requirements [Re: warren460] #240447
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Originally Posted by warren460
And what about the next group scheduled on that charter? Let’s say the next charter starts 5 days later, but still in the relevant quarantine period for the current group.

I guess the covid +ve must go to the government facility.

Has the government mandated safety protocols for the immediately following group?


They could be put on another boat. I doubt they are all out on charter currently.


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Re: Latest entry requirements [Re: Carol_Hill] #240598
11/23/2020 07:18 PM
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Re: Latest entry requirements [Re: MrEZgoin] #240599
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Originally Posted by MrEZgoin

They could be put on another boat. I doubt they are all out on charter currently.


That is what I was told too - that there are likely enough extra charter boats at this time to rebook for a positive case extended-stay quarantine scenario.


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