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Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations #250567
03/19/2021 07:04 PM
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This cost was previously included in the $175 per person fee that also covered the cost of the two mandatory tests and transportation to/from those testing locations.

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Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: ecm56] #250569
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So does this mean they are going to lower the cost of the 175.00 ~ one would like to think they would but I highly doubt it. They really need to pick a program and stick with it.

Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: ecm56] #250571
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This, like many of their directives, only appears to deal with taxi transportation. They never seem to consider that some guests will be staying on the "Sister Islands" of Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and Anegada. So far, those guests have been taken by private boats to the island on which their accommodations are located. I'm not sure what happens to those travelers now. That could be a substantial cost increase.

Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: ecm56] #250643
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Stand by for an update from the BVI Government. They pulled the original poster so it has disappeared where people shared it. There are copies still on various social media platforms but I would assume they are revising or enhancing it.

Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: ecm56] #251034
03/25/2021 10:39 AM
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Just had to pay taxi ourselves for our 4 day test on VG.....

Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: ecm56] #251040
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Neighbors had to pay today for water taxi to Trellis and taxi to town. Asked about $175 fee and were told it is not being reduced.

Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: RatmansWife] #251070
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How much?
We paid $20 RT plus tip for taxi...which was ok....can’t imagine how much the boat transfer from Beef island to VG would have been!

Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: ecm56] #251077
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Or Beef Island to Anegada . . .

Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: ecm56] #251081
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Party of three - $272 plus tips.

Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: RatmansWife] #251088
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From VG to Tortola?

Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: macaroni] #251090
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No, that is probably more. But you can test on VG, so that would be less.

Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: RatmansWife] #251102
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But when you land at beef island, get tested, then need to transport to VG...we had a nice boat transfer with just the 2bof us...

Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: ecm56] #251660
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Here is the latest. Arriving passengers are to pay for ground transportation (already implemented). Sea transportation will continue to be paid by the BVI Government through April 23 and in the intervening time they will hold stakeholder meetings to discuss the rates and implementation.

In addition to the two slides, below, from the Tourist Board, a Press Release was also issued:
BVI Government Press Release regarding transportation costs for arriving passengers

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Re: Travelers to pay for transport to quarantine accommodations [Re: ecm56] #251998
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Understand problem is government has not paid providers.


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