Travel Advisory

Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Tuesday, 4 February 2020 - 1:32pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is strongly advising that BVIslanders and residents avoid all “non-essential” travel to China and to other countries affected by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019 n-CoV).

In the event that persons travel to Wuhan China or affected countries, please note the following:

  • Maintain good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene
  • Avoid visiting animal and bird markets
  • Avoid persons who are ill with respiratory symptoms
  • Seek medical attention if you develop respiratory symptoms within 14 days of visiting Wuhan, China or on their return to the BVI.

Travelers are also reminded to phone ahead before seeking medical attention and mention any recent travel to affected countries. For more information on the Novel Coronavirus, persons can visit www.bvi.gov.vg


Adrianna J. Soverall

Ministry of Health and Social Development
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Email: ministryofhealth@gov.vg
Telephone: 1(284)468-2272 or 2174