At the Ministry of Health, we monitor disease outbreaks and health emergencies at home and abroad, including Dengue, Chikungunya and TB, through to emerging threats such as the outbreak of the Novel (Covid-19)Coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
This is a rapidly evolving situation which we are monitoring carefully
Below is current information about the virus:
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable, Andrew A. Fahie has outlined comprehensive measures approved by the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands to protect the Territory against the deadly COVID-19 disease.
Minister for the Overseas Territories Baroness Elizabeth Sugg held a teleconference earlier today with the Premiers and Chief Ministers of the Overseas Territories (OTs) to discuss the response to COVID-19, and how the United Kingdom (UK) can support the OTs response to this crisis.
On March 14th, citing the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, the Government of the Virgin Islands announced the immediate closure of the Tortola cruise port, allowing no cruise ships to call on the territory for a 30 day period in an effort to protect the Territory from potential contamination.
The Government of the British Virgin Islands is advising the general and travelling public of the following border control and quarantine measures for travelers entering the Territory, in light of the public health risk posed by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
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.