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Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie led a delegation from the BVI into a successful negotiation with the United States Virgin Islands on increasing the number of persons travelling by ferries to and from both Territories.
The Premier and Governor of the United States Virgin Islands the Honourable Albert Bryan Jr. and his delegation discussed and mutually agreed on ways to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of passengers processing through seaports amid COVID-19.
Both Governments negotiated and agreed that the boat capacity will be increased from 50 to 65 passengers. The 65 passenger limit is based on clearance and testing capacity of both Governments’ operations. The ferries will operate with 65 passengers effective May 27.
Premier Fahie said, “Our unified approach is to balance health and safety protocols with economic development, and the lives and livelihoods of our people.”
Additionally, both leaders negotiated an additional departure trip from both ports. Ferry operating times and schedules effective May 27 include daily departure from Road Town Jetty at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. ferry will depart Charlotte Amalie at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The Government of the Virgin Islands remains committed to welcoming travellers back to the British Virgin Islands through an efficient and safe re-entry process.