The British Virgin Islands


How to Get Here?

Connecting airports surround the BVI, making arrivals and departures an easy part of your travel itinerary. When travelling to the BVI, you will have to stop in a Caribbean hub and then, it will be a quick hop to the British Virgin Islands' main airport, the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS).

All flights must connect through one of the key hubs:

  • Puerto Rico [SJU]: direct flights from the US, incl. Miami, Dallas, New York, etc.
  • Santo Domingo [SDQ]: direct flights from Panama and South America, Jamaica, etc.
  • Antigua[ANU]: direct flights from the UK, US
  • St. Maarten [SXM]: direct flights from France, Netherlands
  • St. Thomas - Airport Code [STT]: direct flights from the US, incl. Miami, Dallas, New York, etc. (‚ÄčNote: it is possible to ferry from St. Thomas to Tortola  -40minutes- during daylight hours)

Your travel agent or international airline will be able to assist with booking flights. If you plan to make reservations online, remember that you will have to request flights to Tortola (EIS). Please do not hesitate to contact us to assist deciding on the best route for you: For groups of people, it may be cheaper and better to charter a flight from one of the hubs. Please do get in touch if you would like us to assist with this option.

Entry Requirements

Visitors from some countries may require a visa - if in doubt please check with the BVI Tourist Board. The BVI has established a Visa Exemption Program which allows nationals of a country that require a BVI visa, but who also hold a United Kingdom, United States of America or Canadian Visa and are visiting the Territory for business, tourism and other related matters, to enter and remain in the BVI for a period less than six months. See additional entry requirements information.

Work Permit Requirements

Class of Persons Exempt from Work Permit: 

"Persons conducting, participating in (whether as legal counsel or representative of a party or as a witness or expert witness) or providing support services for the conduct of Arbitration or Mediation including arbitrators, mediators, legal counsel, parties, parties; representatives, witnesses (whether at the request of one of the parties or summoned to appear), translators, stenographers, writers, interpreters, transcript writers, tribunal secretaries, tribunal and party nominated, experts, representatives of arbitral institutions and other associated persons."

Period of exemption: 60 days in the first instance with extensions based on a request for extension.

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There are a variety of hotels and properties available on Tortola and the surrounding islands that are only a short ferry ride away from the capital, Road Town. From modest to luxury, there are options to suit all budgets. Explore a wide variety of options.

Alternatively, you may wish to call upon the BVI IAC's Concierge Service to cater to all your needs.

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Enjoying the BVI

Once it is time to unwind and relax, for the active and the adventurous, the curious and cultured, foodies, fun-seekers, and families - the BVI beckons you with open arms. Seek out spectacular views high above the seaside villages or deep beneath the surface of its inviting turquoise waters. Explore fabulous Caribbean beaches, each with its own special character and vibe, at every turn.

With the ocean always within sight, the BVI provides the means to find a new way to enjoy the water – from navigating the caves of the world-renowned Baths on Virgin Gorda, to scuba-diving, snorkeling, kiteboarding, surfing and some of the best sailing in the world (with or without Captain). With dozens of ways to experience the Islands, there’s no excuse not to go deep.

BVI IAC Concierge Service can help you organize your time outside of work. We have contact with service providers in and outside of the BVI. Please do get in touch.

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