Unfortunately, this is yet another way the U.S. Virgin Islands Boat Charter businesses have been hit hard financially from Covid.
The BVI Government has announced a further 14 day curfew to take effect beginning September 16, 2020 between the hours of 5.00 p.m. and 5.00 a.m.
All businesses are allowed to operate except day-care centres, pre-schools, public pools, cinemas, bars, night clubs and other entertainment services.
BVI territorial waters are closed to all traffic except for cargo and freight, intra-island ferries and registered fishing vessels.
Beaches are only open from 5.00am to 5.00 pm daily and gatherings are restricted to 30 people, and 50 people for churches.
Domestic air travel services between Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada are allowed to operate in accordance with existing protocols.
Regular ferry services between Tortola and its sister islands of Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada are operating. Freight couriers and charter companies are permitted to operate between the BVI and USVI subject to strict adherence to the established COVID-19 suppression measures and fortnightly testing. Commercial ferries to and from the US Virgin Islands are suspended.
Further information on the BVI restrictions can be found at the website of the Government of the Virgin Islands, including detailed information on continued school closures and restrictions in place, both within the Territory and in the BVI’s territorial waters.