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US Virgin Islands Clarifies COVID19 Restrictions for Mainland Travellers

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Travel to St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas or Water Island is within the United States’ domestic jurisdiction

The US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has sought to dispel confusion over entry requirement for travellers from the mainland.

The body said it was on a mission to educate travellers that the territory is an American overseas territory, and as such, travel to St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas or Water Island is within the United States’ domestic jurisdiction.Though not part of the contiguous United States, travel to the USVI does not require a passport from United States citizens arriving from Puerto Rico or the mainland.

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“We, too, are American,” reminded Commissioner Joseph Boschulte as he and his team work around the clock to clarify misunderstanding of recent Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) travel requirements related Covid-19 pandemic for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

“The new requirements do not apply to persons traveling or returning directly from the United States Virgin Islands to the mainland,” he said.

All travellers five years of age or older must use the travel screening portal to submit the required Covid-19 test result prior to traveling to the territory.

Source: Breaking Travel News

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