Just one spherical journey ferry per day when seaports reopen to int’l site visitors


in All Information / By: BVI Information on April 1, 2021 at 7:52 AM /

Vessel docked on the ferry terminal in Street City.

The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has introduced that there might be just one spherical journey ferry service per day when the Street City Jetty reopens to worldwide site visitors on April 15.

A press launch from the BVIPA stated this single spherical journey will solely be for this preliminary interval after the April 15 reopening. 

Nonetheless, the BVIPA informed our information centre in a follow-up WhatsApp dialog that the top date for this preliminary interval is unknown.

“This preliminary interval has no mounted size time however might be evaluated by the ferry operators and the BVIPA primarily based on the demand,” the Authority informed BVI Information.

Our information centre additionally sought to find out why the Street City Jetty has determined to permit just one spherical journey per day.

The port official who spoke to our information centre didn’t give a solution as much as publication time.

However our sources in any other case point out that this determination stems from the territory’s finite COVID testing assets; including that a number of journeys per day would overwhelm the BVI’s COVID testing capabilities.

The announcement of the only spherical journey per day comes amid questions from enterprise stakeholders who’re anxious to know the variety of guests they need to anticipate per day when the seaports reopen.

New ferry passenger schedule

Within the meantime, the general public is being notified that the brand new worldwide ferry passenger schedule and the seaport possibility will go stay on the BVI Gateway on-line portal on April eight.

Passengers arriving and departing the British Virgin Islands should reserve a ticket with the scheduled ferry operator by means of their reserving portal. 

The brand new worldwide ferry passenger schedule is as follows:

All ferries will depart Street City, Tortola for Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, USVI at 10 am and can depart Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas for Street City, Tortola at four pm.

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