The U.S. Virgin Islands has processed close to 135,000 travellers since the Travel Screening Portal was launched in late July.
Confirming that the prescreening tool has helped to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the Territory, Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte said: “The technology undergirding the portal has been designed to be not only innovative but also responsive to changing travel protocols and the Territory’s health and safety guidelines.”
The Tourism Commissioner and public health officials in the USVI are encouraging residents and travellers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to continue complying with testing, mask-wearing, and social distancing requirements as the vaccination may limit the severity of COVID-19 illness but does not prevent a person from being infected with the virus or spreading it to others.
Travellers should note that vaccination does not supersede the Territory’s COVID-19 testing requirement.
Commissioner Boschulte underscored that travellers who originate in the U.S. Virgin Islands and return to the Territory, including those who return within a five-day period, must take a COVID-19 test before returning or have proof of a positive antibody test result within the previous four months. Virgin Islands residents are encouraged to arrange for testing at their intended destination prior to departing the Territory.
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