USVI drops Covid test requirement for vaccinated U.S. travelers

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The Buccaneer Beach and Golf Resort on St. Croix in the USVI.
The Buccaneer Beach and Golf Resort on St. Croix in the USVI. Photo Credit: Buccaneer Beach and Golf Resort

The U.S. Virgin Islands is the latest Caribbean destination to drop the Covid test entry requirement for vaccinated travelers coming from the U.S. mainland. Proof of vaccination status is required.

All visitors ages 5 and up coming from the mainland U.S. must continue to use the USVI Travel Screening Portal and get cleared to travel to the USVI. Unvaccinated visitors must continue to submit a negative rapid antigen or PCR test result taken within five days of travel.

The USVI joins Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, St. Barts and St. Maarten in eliminating the PCR or rapid antigen tests for vaccinated travelers prior to arrival.  

However, each of the destinations listed above has other requirements still in place, which vary by island, such as travel health forms or medical insurance. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors still must adhere to the pre-arrival Covid test requirements.

Passports are not required for U.S. citizens or nationals to enter U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. The USVI's status as a U.S. territory also excludes it from the CDC requirement that visitors entering or returning to the U.S. mainland show a negative Covid test.

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