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Coronavirus Information & FAQs


Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions and the latest governmental guidelines for safe travel to St. Croix during COVID-19. As the US Virgin Islands welcomes visitors and residents returning home, we’ll share the top safety precautions, healthy travel practices, and what you can expect during your stay. Please follow all USVI mandates and take responsibility for your own health, as well as the health and safety of those around you.  

What will I need to travel to the USVI?

Every traveler (visitors AND residents) age five and older who enters the U.S. Virgin Islands is required to use the USVI Travel Screening Portal AND submit a COVID-19 test result prior to travel to avoid being denied boarding of their flight. The secure portal can be found at www.usvitravelportal.com.  

In order to obtain your travel certification from the USVI Travel Portal you will need to provide the following based on where your travel originates:

Travel Originating From (Age Require.):COVID Test Type and/or Records Required:Test Taken and Negative Results Received Within:
USA or Other US Territory
(Age 5 and Up)
Negative result from a COVID-19 antigen test; OR,
COVID-19 molecular test
5 Days of Commencement of Travel to USVI
USA or Other US Territory (IF Fully Vaccinated in the USVI)Persons fully vaccinated in the USVI may submit evidence of their vaccination status instead of a negative COVID-19 test result if it has been more than two weeks since fully vaccinated with ALL vaccine doses required (get your digital vaccine record at: www.covid19.usvi.care/polariskey)
USVI
If Unvaccinated
(Age 5 and Up)
Negative result from a COVID-19 antigen test; OR,
COVID-19 molecular test
5 Days of Commencement of Travel to USVI
British Virgin Islands (BVI)Negative result from a COVID-19 antigen test; OR,
COVID-19 PCR molecular test
48 Hours of Commencement of Travel to USVI
International Destinations** other then BVI (Age 2 and Up)Negative result from a COVID-19 a viral test (antigen or nucleic acid amplification); OR, Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months3 Days of Commencement of Travel to USVI

**This applies to air passengers arriving in the U.S. Virgin Islands from a foreign country. A foreign country means anywhere that is NOT a state, territory or possession of the United States. More information on this CDC requirement can be found here: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-air-travel.html

For a complete and up-to-date list of the COVID-19 testing and travel requirements, visit usvitravelportal.com.

How long will it take to get a response from the USVI Travel Portal?

Travelers should receive a response from the Travel Screening Portal within 48 hours of submission.
 

What can I expect upon arrival into the USVI?

For the highlights, you can download our flyer on what to expect on your trip to St. Croix:

Do I have to wear a mask?

YES!  “No Mask, No Service” is the current motto in the USVI for all businesses, accommodations and public areas, so please come prepared.  Businesses have the right to refuse your entry if you do not comply.  As a traveler, you should also expect to see employees wearing masks for your safety.  Everybody is expected to wear a mask in public spaces and private businesses. 

Are there things to do while visiting?

YES! Restaurants, accommodations, retail stores, tours and activities are open, but with capacity restrictions for social distancing.   There are some exceptions (this is at the discretion of the business operator).  We recommend calling ahead for restaurant reservations, and to book your tours and transportation well in advance.  Beaches currently close at 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

What is the best place to find daily updates?

For a complete and up-to-date list of the COVID-19 testing and travel requirements, visit usviupdate.com.

Can I get vaccinated while I’m on St. Croix?

Yes! You can book an appointment for a free COVID-19 Vaccination directly through the USVI Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Gateway at www.covid19.usvi.care/vaccines. Or, you can make an appointment with the Plessen Healthcare Vaccine Center in the Sunny Isles Annex via text to (340) 201-3157, or walk-in, Monday through Friday 8am to Noon.

Coronavirus Resources

The official website for COVID-19 in the territory is the US Virgin Islands Department of Public Health. We recommend staying up-to-date by checking this website regularly, as well as signing up for local text alerts by texting COVID19USVI to 888777. You can also see how COVID-19 is impacting the territory by visiting the USVI Department of Tourism’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 Updates page.

We also recommend following these national and global health organizations regarding the coronavirus:

Plessen Healthcare Protocol & Testing

If you are here on St. Croix and think you may have COVID-19, Plessen Healthcare has established a special protocol at their Orange Grove Medical Campus to protect both patients and healthcare professionals. To make an appointment please call (340) 715-7720, or contact Plessen via their website at www.plessenhealthcare.com/contact. Plessen also offers COVID-19 PCR testing by appointment. Click here to read more about COVID-19, how Plessen is combating this virus, and what you can do to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

The GoToStCroix Team would like to remind you that the best thing you can do during this outbreak is to clean your hands often, avoid close contact, and take basic steps to protect others as recommended by the CDC. Also, please be sure to get your coronavirus news and updates from reputable sources like the CDC, WHO, and the Department of Health. Stay healthy!

-Jennie Ogden, Editor

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