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Info beyond entry #248076
02/22/2021 09:14 AM
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Thank you for the pinned post! Very helpful! Some remaining "on the ground (water)" questions - I'm scouring this & FB posts & sometimes it gets conflicting & confusing (though I'm sure experiences have been different):

Exit testing - I see VG, Tortola, & JVD on the list - thought I heard Anegada as well? Is the exit test info (email address & phone numbers) only for exit testing in Tortola? I keep reading about people making their own appointments the day before by visiting the clinics at some of the other locations. Just trying to be sure for the itinerary's sake...

Restaurants - reports are sometimes conflicting about what is open & closed - understandable given what was open in early Jan may have closed. Are there any that at least by this point are certainly open (not looking for guarantees ;-) )? Any that are new finds worth visiting once we are allowed to mingle?

Quarantine anchorages - preferences? Any found to be great snorkeling while under quarantine? There seems to be conflicting reports about whether you can visit the beach or not - any experience with that? Sounds like some charters are saying "yes" & some "no" - the update map says "landfall prohibited" at certain anchorages which implies that it is NOT prohibited in others?

I hear tales of contactless food delivery to Q vessels - has this been found to be true?

Anything you'd consider a "must" after quarantine is over given the light crowds?


Thank you all!!

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Re: Info beyond entry [Re: MB1G2B] #248091
02/22/2021 10:47 AM
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That's a lot of questions. We were there in December and our experience was a little different than some of the recent trip reports. They seems to adjust and change requirements pretty regularly. Check out some of the recent threads. They will have the best info for you. Travel with a bit of an open mind and you'll have a great time.


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Re: Info beyond entry [Re: Husker] #248093
02/22/2021 11:09 AM
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Husker - yes, it is - lol - one of us is a planner & one of us is good with playing it by ear... And as much as we want to visit old favorites, we were hoping to try some new things this trip...

Re: Info beyond entry [Re: MB1G2B] #248094
02/22/2021 11:40 AM
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Testing is now regularly available on Anegada.

I've posted the full testing document I received from Health Services Authority on the BVI Currents thread on Facebook. It is Word or PDF format both apparently forbidden here (or I can't figure out how). I'm attaching the page containing the testing locations and their information.

Attached Files COVID-19 Testing Locations.jpg
Re: Info beyond entry [Re: MB1G2B] #248095
02/22/2021 11:42 AM
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All the tests are processed at the hospital in RoadTown. On the Sister Islands (Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda) the clinic takes your sample and that is transported to Tortola for processing in the lab at the hospital.

Re: Info beyond entry [Re: MB1G2B] #248096
02/22/2021 12:02 PM
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Attached is the complete document in JPG files suitable for this site.

I noticed this document suggests using the e-mail address covidrrt@outlook.com. In recent days they have been publishing that the correct e-mail address is covidrrt@bvihsa.vg. I don't know if one has actually replaced the other or is merely an alias. Anyone who knows more about this should provide an update.

This is apparently the document they send when you send an e-mail about a testing appointment. They may update it, so I would urge everyone to send their own e-mail so they can receive the latest document from BVI HSA.

Attached Files COVID-19 Testing Page 1.jpgCOVID-19 Testing Page 2.jpgCOVID-19 Testing Page 3.jpgCOVID-19 Testing Page 4.jpgCOVID-19 Testing Page 5.jpgCOVID-19 Testing Page 6.jpg
Re: Info beyond entry [Re: MB1G2B] #248214
02/23/2021 02:36 PM
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Just back last night from our 12 day trip

On the restaurants topic:
Norman - Pirates bight open and delivering to Benures Bay
Peter - Great Harbour - Oceans7 is open - looks good
VG - only went to North Sound. Leverick restaurants are open. Saba Rock - not really close to opening. Oil Nut receiving boats only on weekends
JVD - Foxy's only place for dinner that I saw. Soggy and Hendos closes at like 3 (kitchen). Corsairs was closed. Did Ali Baba for a breakfast. Was great to support them - awesome folks!
Tortola - Cane Garden - seems to be a lot of options. We got a taxi and went down to Sugar Mill - Tramonti for dinner. Lunch was at Pusser's in CGB
Anegada - Had dinner at the Reef Hotel - (place order early) - Cow Wreck was open. Lobster trap looked to be open - didn't visit

In all spots - For Dinner - PLAN AHEAD - call to make reservations and to check to see if they are open

Re: Info beyond entry [Re: MB1G2B] #248217
02/23/2021 02:47 PM
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For Anegada dining - Potter's is open for dinner if you stop or call and make a reservation. Anegada Reef Hotel is open. Wonky Dog is open, Sid's at Pomato Point is open, Anegada Beach Club is open all day, and Big Bamboo is open at Loblolly at least for lunch.

The weekend I was there, Cow Wreck and Neptune's were closed and Lobster Trap was only open for L&M Rentals to operate.

Re: Info beyond entry [Re: MB1G2B] #248230
02/23/2021 05:34 PM
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All very helpful!! Thank you so much - getting excited to visit - we extended so that we will have a little more time after Q - looking forward to trying some new places as well as some favorites ;-)


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