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Last verified: Saturday, 11. July 2020 at 07:20 AM

British Virgin Islands Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to British Virgin Islands

Local Situation: 3.0 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to British Virgin Islands. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.0 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in British Virgin Islands

There are currently 8 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in British Virgin Islands. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 1 officially reported deaths related to this disease in British Virgin Islands.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for British Virgin Islands

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for British Virgin Islands.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination British Virgin Islands from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise normal precautions in the British Virgin Islands. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/british-virgin-islands-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/british-virgin-islands

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for British Virgin Islands

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of British Virgin Islands. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for British Virgin Islands changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for British Virgin Islands with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for British Virgin Islands changed from 1.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for British Virgin Islands to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for British Virgin Islands changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for British Virgin Islands with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for British Virgin Islands with a rating of 1.0.

About British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands with its capital Road Town is a country in North America (Caribbean), about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC (153 km²). The country is located Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico. The climate can be described as subtropical; humid; temperatures moderated by trade winds. The landscape is coral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep, hilly. With a population of less than a million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Road Town
Population less than one million
Size 153 km²
Size comparable to about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English
Currency Dollar (short: USD)
Common voltage (electricity) 115V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 850/1900
International phone prefix +1-284
Internet Top Level Domain .vg
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 VG
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 VGB
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 92

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems British Virgin Islands is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • limited natural freshwater resources except for a few seasonal streams and springs on Tortola
  • most of the islands' water supply comes from desalination plants

Natural hazzards

  • hurricanes and tropical storms (July to October)

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of British Virgin Islands. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. concrete block
  2. construction
  3. light industry
  4. offshore banking center
  5. rum
  6. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. fish
  2. fruits
  3. livestock
  4. poultry
  5. vegetables

British Virgin Islander Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from British Virgin Islands.

Export products

  1. animals
  2. fresh fish
  3. fruits
  4. gravel
  5. rum
  6. sand

Import products

  1. automobiles
  2. building materials
  3. foodstuffs
  4. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for British Virgin Islands?

British Virgin Islands is currently rated at 3,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to British Virgin Islands.

Is it safe to travel British Virgin Islands in 2020?

Visiting the country British Virgin Islands is usually fine. The score is at 3,0 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for British Virgin Islands?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for British Virgin Islands.

What is the current Corona virus situation in British Virgin Islands?

There are currently 8 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in British Virgin Islands. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 1 officially reported deaths related to this disease in British Virgin Islands.

What is the size of British Virgin Islands?

British Virgin Islands has a size of 153 km² or 59 mi² which is about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.