BVI: Tourists told to practice ‘Vigilance’ as COVID cases surge

  • Health Minister admonished cruise visitors to follow local health protocols

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tourists arriving in the Virgin Islands (VI) on cruise ships have been urged to follow all local health guidelines and practice ‘vigilance’, as part of a message from Health Minister, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).

This comes as the territory has seen increasing COVID-19 infections attributed to the Delta and Omicron variants, with some 1,387 cases as of January 11, 2022. Despite the numbers; however, cruise ships continue to dock in VI’s ports.

Be vigilant! – Tourists urged

“Let’s extend Welcome Greetings to our cruise passengers as two ships call on our beautiful BVI. Be wise! Wear your mask! Follow the health protocols! vigilance! be vigilant,” Health Minister Malone said in a short Facebook statement on January 11, 2022.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), commenting on the sight of the arriving ships on January 11, 2022, also pushed the message of vigilance while encouraging the people of the territory to continue working hard.

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