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USVI pausing tourism for a month

normab

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Just saw this. FYI

“In an effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Virgin Islands is closing its doors once again to leisure visitors, effective Wednesday, August 19, 2020, for a period of at least one month”
 

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Just saw this. FYI

“In an effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Virgin Islands is closing its doors once again to leisure visitors, effective Wednesday, August 19, 2020, for a period of at least one month”
Yup! I was scheduled to arrive on Saturday. Bummer
 

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Wow. Bummer


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Expect it to happen anywhere that rushes to reopen.
 

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Expect it to happen anywhere that rushes to reopen.
like Hawaii? They did not open and it still happened.
 

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like Hawaii? They did not open and it still happened.
Exactly because it’s the local population. Same in Aruba which is why they haven’t shut down. They are seeing cases in their local community because people aren’t taking it seriously when they opened. Same with USVI local population. It’s not tourists. People are willing to watch people starve and lose their homes than have a positive mild case or positive cases that most are asymptomatic
 

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Any updates on entry/restrictions to St. Thomas? I’m looking into potential mid-November travel.

Thanks,

Mark
 

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I'm scheduled to arrive Harborside, Nassau on December 5th. Does anyone think it will open? I have until December 31 st to use staroptions.
 

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I'm scheduled to arrive Harborside, Nassau on December 5th. Does anyone think it will open? I have until December 31 st to use staroptions.
It looks like tourism ministry is back tracking and pushing to open by October 15th. Hopefully Atlantis opens as well. Expect it to be extremely quiet
 

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Hmmm, I didn’t know that Harborside and Atlantis were in USVI....
 

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Any updates on entry/restrictions to St. Thomas? I’m looking into potential mid-November travel.

Thanks,

Mark
Haven’t heard anything. Couldn’t find any info online either.
 

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Everyone is required to have a Negative covid test prior to arrival now also, done within the 5 days prior to arrival.


Looks like hotels can begin taking reservations for arrivals beginning 9/19
 

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Everyone is required to have a Negative covid test prior to arrival now also, done within the 5 days prior to arrival.
Nothing wrong with that. It’s good to know anyway. I’m A ok with having to get tested
 

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Hope it stays open; I was able to exchange for a January unit. This will be our first trip, and flight prices are good right now...just need to book them.
 

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That is great. Glad to see things getting back to some kind of normal.
 

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Anyone been to USVI recently? Wondering how many shops/restaurants are actually open.
 

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I'd read on TripAdvisor travel forums for more, but from reading around there seems like the restaurants are all open in the limited seating , no seating at bars and think the beaches are closed at at a certain evening hour to discourage large gatherings. It's headed into high season soon.
 
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