Press Release

Immigration Department
Release Date:
Wednesday, 3 December 2014 - 3:45pm

In an effort to better accommodate the surge of travelers to the Territory during the peak tourist season, the Government of the Virgin Islands is advising the public that the operating hours at two ports of entry will be extended effective December 1, 2014 until April 30, 2015.

According to Acting Chief Immigration Officer Mr. Ian Penn, “The regular operating hours for our West End port of entry end at 6:00 p.m. while on Virgin Gorda, the regular operating hours end at 5:00 p.m.”

Mr. Penn said, “Due to the high season where we expect an increase in the number of travelers using our ferries, the operational hours for the ports of entry at West End and Virgin Gorda will be extended to 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. respectively.” 

The extension of operational hours at the ports of entry is a collaborative effort between the Immigration Department and the Customs Department to facilitate the ease of travel for persons travelling to and from the Territory.