Press Release

Premier's Office
Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Wednesday, 2 December 2020 - 11:24am

The British Virgin Islands is now on level 1, the lowest COVID-19 risk level on the United States Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Travel Health Notice.

The CDC’s Health Notice has a five-tiered Risk Assessment for COVID-19. The tiers are described as Level 4: COVID-19 Very High, Level 3: COVID-19 High, Level 2: COVID-19 Moderate, Level 1: COVID-19 Low and Level Unknown: COVID-19 Unknown.

The British Virgin Islands has been placed in Level 1: COVID-19 Low risk along with a few other Caribbean countries like the Cayman Islands, Grenada and Anguilla which states that all travellers should wear a mask, maintain physical distance from non-household members, wash hands often or use sanitiser and monitor their health for signs of illness.

This comes as the Territory officially re-opened for visitors on December 1 as Phase III of the Controlled and Restricted Border Re-opening Plan.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development aspires to provide a caring and integrated system of health and social services that facilitates the recovery of human development and quality of life in the British Virgin Islands.


Adrianna J. Soverall

Ag. Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health and Social Development
Telephone: 468-3701 ext. 852 7742