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BVI nears Phase 2 reopening, cruises still not allowed

British Virgin Islands Ports Authority Acting Managing Director Dean Fahie has informed cruise tourism partners the territory plans to move into Phase 2 reopening Sept. 1.

This second phase allows for work permit holders, exemption holders, residents and their dependents and students of locally based medical schools and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College to enter via the international airport.

Maritime crew permitted

Additionally, essential specialized workers have permission to enter BVI for a short period. These include maritime crew.

BVI seaports remain closed during this second phased border reopening period to international passenger arrivals.

Time to prepare for eventual return of cruising

'However,' Fahie told cruise partners, 'we continue to utilize the time to educate our team to adequately prepare ourselves for the eventual return of cruising to the territory. We are optimistic that when our ports do reopen that we will be ready to serve you and your guests safely.'


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