The new protocols were announced yesterday, Friday, December 11, 2020, and is effective immediately a release from the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) said.
According to the information, “All applicants in pending status, who have not completed their necessary requirements 24hrs prior to travelling will be denied,” the BVIAA social media update stated.
The highly anticipated BVI Gateway Portal to facilitate the registration of persons for authorisation to travel into the Territory from December 1, 2020, went live on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.
Designed to improve efficiency with processing travellers in keeping with COVID-19 re-entry protocols, the portal can be accessed via www.bvigateway.bviaa.com for both resident and non-resident persons applying to enter the Territory.
At launch, the Premier's office noted, “Each traveller, including each child, must have completed an application to obtain a travel certificate for presentation to the airline authorities,” in order to gain access to the territory.
Currently, VI is only processing flights through the T.B. Lettsome International Airport as seaports remain closed until January 21, 2021.