The US Virgin Islands Division of Tourism has sought to dispel confusion over entry requirement for travellers from the mainland.
The physique mentioned it was on a mission to teach travellers that the territory is an American abroad territory, and as such, journey to St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas or Water Island is inside america’ home jurisdiction.
Although not a part of the contiguous United States, journey to the USVI doesn’t require a passport from United States residents arriving from Puerto Rico or the mainland.
“We, too, are American,” reminded Commissioner Joseph Boschulte as he and his group work across the clock to make clear misunderstanding of latest Facilities for Illness Management & Prevention (CDC) journey necessities associated Covid-19 pandemic for all air passengers arriving in america.
“The brand new necessities don’t apply to individuals touring or returning instantly from america Virgin Islands to the mainland,” he mentioned.
Nevertheless, passengers touring by air from St. Maarten or the British Virgin Islands, for instance, are topic to the CDC’s three-day testing requirement “as a result of they’re coming from a overseas nation and their first level of entry into america is both St. Thomas or St. Croix”.
“However if you’re leaving St. Thomas or St. Croix and you’re heading to or returning to america mainland, the US Virgin Islands doesn’t require passengers to check,” mentioned the commissioner.
All travellers 5 years of age or older should use the journey screening portal to submit the required Covid-19 take a look at outcome previous to touring to the territory.
Travellers are required to offer proof of a detrimental a Covid-19 molecular or antigen take a look at outcome taken inside 5 days of graduation of journey to the territory or a constructive antibody outcome acquired inside 4 months of graduation of journey to the territory.