Covid-19 Protocols

This page is provided specifically to be an easy reference to our participants with regards to the impact of Covid-19 on entry requirements into the British Virgin Islands, testing requirements, protocols and information about how BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival will be modified in order to deliver an excellent week of competitive racing safely for all involved. This page will be updated regularly and also links out to official websites where it is necessary to reference official advisories to ensure you can easily find the information you need to make your plans to race with us in March 2021. If you have any further queries, please email

Regatta Covid Updates                          

Currently, visitors are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and receive a negative result within 48 hours prior to arrival.  For full information check the updates page here.

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This will be linked to the Government page


  • Get to know the guidelines and protocols of your lodging facility and activity providers, and adhere to these guidelines and protocols
  • Wear masks when social distancing is not possible, during your stay on island and avoid touching Mouth, Eyes, Nose
  • Sanitize and wash hands frequently
  • Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible
  • We recommend for your safety and enjoyment to please adhere to the guidelines while visiting the BVI.
  • If feeling unwell, contact the Hotel’s Front Desk/ hotel’s Covid-19 task force team immediately or contact the health department by dialing 856-7650

Regatta Specific
Currently the 49th BVI Spring Regatta is planning an event that is safe, competitive and professional.

Our current focus is on offering world class racing. All participants will have to comply with guidelines that are set by the BVI Government and the Event Organizers. These guidelines will be communicated on this page (see items above) and on the official notice board (online and during the Event).

Taking the current situation into consideration, the onshore entertainment is under review and will be structured to fit the evolving guidelines set by Government. Once more information becomes available, we will be able to advise what onshore entertainment can be offered.

Social distancing and proper sanitization will be implemented. Group contact will be discouraged at registration, the committee desk and other official proceedings.

We understand the importance of implementing quality measures to ensure the safety of participants and visitors.

We are available to answer any of your questions or concerns, please email us at

We hope to welcome you to the 49th BVI Spring Regatta

Useful information
A great resource for all islands is Noonsite who is keeping on top of the ever-changing protocols across the region.  Noonsite summarises the current situation of countries that are open and closed across the region with links to more details.