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U.S. Virgin Islands Travel Restrictions

Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the U.S. Virgin Islands.

U.S. Virgin Islands entry details and exceptions

Most unvaccinated international travelers are not allowed to enter the United States Virgin Islands. Entry restrictions do not apply to US citizens, nationals, immigrants, and lawful permanent residents, travelers who are fully vaccinated, travelers under the age of 18, travelers on diplomatic or official foreign government travel, travelers with documented medical contraindications to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, crew members of airlines or other aircraft operators, participants in certain COVID-19 vaccine trials, travelers issued a humanitarian or emergency exception, travelers with valid visas excluding B-1 for business or B-2 for tourism visas who are citizens of a foreign country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability, members of the U.S. Armed Forces or their spouses or children that is under 18 years of age, Sea crew members traveling with to a C-1 and D nonimmigrant visa and travelers whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, Secretary of Transportation, or Secretary of Homeland Security.

Unvaccinated non-citizens and non-immigrants qualified to enter the US due to an exemption may be subject to more strict procedures upon arrival.


Outgoing travel to the U.S. Virgin IslandsTravelling from South Africa to the U.S. Virgin Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Details and exceptions
Unvaccinated travelers must have an original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, or Antigen: Rapid). Travelers without valid vaccination certificates must take the test 1 day before the first scheduled departure time in the flight itinerary. If a traveler’s flight is at 1 pm on a Friday, the traveler could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Thursday or after.
Test results must include the traveler's full name and at least one other identifier such as date of birth or passport number. The test must also clearly state that the results are negative, SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected, SARS CoV-2 antigen not detected, or COVID-19 not detected. A test marked "invalid" is not acceptable.
This requirement applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers. Travelers who are fully vaccinated have a timeframe of 3 days to take the test before departure.
Travelers may use a self-test that meets the given criteria. Please check the source for more information.
Some US states might have more strict rules regarding COVID-19 test types and where they must be administered. Please carefully review the rules before traveling to each state.
This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 2, and travelers who have recovered from COVID-19. These travelers must show proof of a positive viral test from the preceding 90 days and a letter from their healthcare provider or public health official stating they are cleared to end isolation.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form

All travelers, including travelers in transit and children, are required to complete the online Travel Screening Portal a maximum of 5 days before departure to USVI and present a paper copy or digital version on arrival.

Travel Attestation Form

International travelers are required to complete a travel attestation form before departing to the USVI. This form will be provided by the airline at check-in.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from the U.S. Virgin Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the U.S. Virgin Islands must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the U.S. Virgin Islands are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the U.S. Virgin Islands

Masks:Required on public transportation.

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