Press Release

Premier's Office
Release Date:
Friday, 13 March 2020 - 5:59pm

The Government of the British Virgin Islands has announced that it will halt cruise ship operations for an initial period of 30 days amid Coronovirus outbreak, citing the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring Covid-19 a pandemic.

All cruise line partners and the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) have been verbally notified of this development. The situation is being monitored and further updates will be communicated as it unfolds.o

This temporary cruise ship pause period begins tomorrow, Saturday, 14th March, 2020.

For more information on the BVI Government’s response to Covid-19 please visit:


Sheriece T. Smith

Information Officer II 
Dept. of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468- 2740