COVID-19 Travel Protocol: Visiting the BVI Just Got Easier.  LEARN MORE


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We’re thrilled that paradise has re-opened and we can’t wait to welcome you to Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina! While the journey to the British Virgin Islands may be different than before, we are confident we can deliver a spectacular experience.  Due to the nature of our resort in the current climate, some amenities may not be available during your stay. Our team is happy to provide you with additional details based on the dates of your time in paradise.

BREAKING NEWS: New Relaxed Protocols for Vaccinated Travelers

Effective 15th June 2021: Fully vaccinated travelers are required to provide an RT-PCR test or an approved rapid antigen test within five days of arrival and provide satisfactory evidence of being fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated travelers would no longer be subject to PCR testing on arrival and resultantly no quarantine time would be required.

Traveling to EIS Airport

Travelers who test positive for COVID-19 before arrival to the Terrance B. Lettsome Airport (EIS) will not be allowed to enter the Territory. However, should a person test positive during any stage after arrival, they will be required to quarantine for 14 days.


  • Prior to your arrival, please visit the BVI Gateway Online Portal to complete a travel declaration and upload test results and get approval, in the form of a BVI Gateway Traveler Authorization Certificate, to visit the BVI before boarding their flight. Proof of medical insurance that includes coverage for COVID-19 must also be provided.
  • All travelers required to pay for the traveler app, monitoring bracelet and the required two tests at a total charge of $35 per person.

The following will be required for all travelers to the BVI:

  • A Certified RT-PCR COVID-19 negative test within five days prior to arrival.
  • At a new Welcome Center in the airport, officials will perform health screening including a temperature check plus a COVID-19 PCR test. Visitors will also be required to download to their phone a contact tracing application and use a wearable device (tracking bracelet).
  • Guests must remain quarantined in their rooms during the first 48-hours of their stay or until test results from their arrival COVID test are received.
  • Upon negative test results, guests are then provided a safe haven within the confines of Scrub Island, complete with access to all resort amenities.
  • A final test will be administered on Tortola following the safe haven 7 day period, which if negative, allows our guests to travel outside of Scrub Island to enjoy the Territory.
  • View the latest statement from the BVI Ministry of Health & Social Development – Covid-19 Update on Travel Requirements here.

If positive results are received:

  • Should a guest test positive, they will be required to quarantine for 14 days at the resort, confined to their accommodations, with no access to amenities. This is why travel insurance is mandatory!

Traveling back to the U.S.:

  • The CDC is requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. Learn more here.

If pre-travel testing is required by the country to which guests are traveling to from the BVI, the BVIHSA recommends emailing a request for an appointment to [email protected] at least one week in advance of departure, indicating travel date and the testing requirement of that country (e.g., US is 72 hours).


Vessel arrivals will require certified RT-PCR COVID-19 testing and provide for quarantine accommodations aboard vessels as well as restricted movement within Territorial waters as follows:

  • Four (4) days quarantine will be undertaken on the vessels at approved mooring sites.
  • Vessels will be able to move within territorial waters during the quarantine period, but they may only moor at approved sites.


If traveling prior to April 15, 2021, you will need to fly directly from STT to EIS via InterCaribbean Airways or LIAT. For parties of two or more, we recommend a charter through Island Birds.

Dolphin Water Taxi is also offering round trip service from St. Thomas (STT) to the BVI; fly in and water taxi out!  Learn more here.

Please be sure to contact your ferry provider to understand the guidelines and required protocols for arrival and departure.


For questions regarding hosting a private event at Scrub Island, please contact [email protected]


At Scrub Island, we continue to innovate and test new methods to ensure your safety is our top priority. Afterall, what’s paradise without being able to leave your worries at home?

While exploring our resort amenities, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina requires all guests and associates to wear a face covering while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

We are maximizing existing technology and introducing the electrostatic sprayer in our welcome pavilion, dining outlets and meeting spaces to rise to the challenges of today’s pandemic environment.

Electrostatic sprayers are used in multiple industries to apply a wide range of chemicals more effectively to surfaces, by applying an electrical charge to disinfectant solution. This electrical charge enables the disinfectant to reach, wrap around and cling to hard surfaces like a magnet. This method is employed in healthcare settings and its use is consistent with our commitment to introducing hospital-grade disinfecting products and technology, where appropriate.

Rest assured our resort will be fully operational, including dining, spa, boutique, as well as our beaches and pools. Our team is ready and waiting for you! Should you have any other questions, please contact us at [email protected], or call us toll-free at (877) 890-7444.

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