Press Release

BVI Airports Authority
Release Date:
Thursday, 19 March 2020 - 1:12pm

The BVI Airports Authority is advising the travelling public that as mandated by the Government of the Virgin Islands, airports in the Territory will remain operational with several restrictions, until further notice.

According to the Acting Managing Director, Mr. Clive Smith, “the directives issued by the Premier, Hon. Andrew A. Fahie on 17th March 2020 advises that effective Thursday, 19th March 2020 only passengers and their dependents in the following categories will be permitted to enter the British Virgin Islands through the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport:-

  • Nationals and Belongers of the BVI
  • Work Permit Holders; and
  • Persons ordinarily resident in the Territory

These restrictions do not apply to flight crews, diplomats and cargo.

Mr. Smith further advised that “the Premier in an earlier briefing instructed that the Airports on Virgin Gorda and Anegada be restricted to Domestic traffic only”.

These measures were put in place to help prevent the introduction and or spread of the novel Corona Virus, Covid-19 in the British Virgin Islands.

Passengers with confirmed travel itineraries are asked to contact their respective airlines directly for further information.

19th March 2020