U.S. Virgin Islands shortens COVID-19 testing window for travelers

Effective Monday, January 3, 2022, all domestic air travelers to the U.S. Virgin Islands are required to present a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken within three (3) days prior to travel to the Territory.
The updated protocols recently announced by Governor Albert Bryan Jr. reduces the testing window, from five days to three days, to ensure that visitors and residents are protected as much as possible, given the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
Domestic air travelers to the USVI will be required to submit a negative antigen (rapid) or negative NAAT (e.g., RT- PCR) COVID-19 test result within three days of travel regardless of vaccination status. Travelers who were vaccinated in the USVI and considered “fully vaccinated” are no longer exempt and are required to submit an acceptable COVID-19 test result for travel.
USVI Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte expressed his sincere gratitude to travelers to the U.S. Virgin Islands as they continue to express demand for the product, while showing patience and understanding as the Territory seeks to find the delicate balance between protecting lives and the livelihoods of Virgin Islanders.
He reported that the winter season has started strong for the Territory, and this month the Travel Screening Portal had registered more than 100,000 portal submissions.
International travelers to the United States must show proof of a negative result from a COVID-19 test (either antigen or PCR) taken within one calendar day of departure to the U.S. if they are arriving in the USVI via air from a foreign location, such as the British Virgin Islands or Antigua.
Marine travel now follows a three-day testing window, and certain vaccination requirements apply to non-U.S. persons.
For more information about travel guidelines, visit usviupdate.com.

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3 Comments

  1. Annon
    January 1, 2022

    They should feel like they have been had and betrayed. Letting anyone inject something into your body that you have no real idea of what the contents are is very foolish. Truth be told there are numerous vial batches all with different contents by all of the drug companies involved. Only the people at the top know the true contents of each batch. That is why there are so many varied outcomes and no one is protected from any disease process. This is a major experiment on the human population. If you ever saw the cartoon with the 2 mice, one says to the other “When are you getting your vaccine?” And the other one says “When I see what the outcome is from the human experiment.”

  2. lmao
    December 31, 2021

    Man I wonder how the people who were all happy about being vaccinated feel now. The term “regardless of vaccination status” is being used for everything now.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 4 Thumb down 4

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