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A valid passport is required to enter the British Virgin Islands with proof of a return or onward ticket. Visitors from some countries may require a visa – if in doubt please check with your nearest BVI Tourist Board.
Tax – Arrival and Departure
Arrival – Environmental and Tourism levy of $10/pp will be collected on arrival in the BVI at all ports of entry.
Departure – $20/person (residents $15/person). If departing on a scheduled flight the departure tax is generally included on the ticket. If departing on private charter, departure tax will need to be paid before proceeding to the Departure Lounge.
Tax – Accommodation
In the British Virgin Islands there is a 10% Hotel Accommodation Tax payable by guests who stay for six months or less in hotels, apartments, houses, cottages, villas and similar accommodations.
Tax – Sales
There is no sales tax in the British Virgin Islands
The International Dialling Code for the British Virgin Islands is +1-284 followed by a 7-digit number. Phone calls using credit card is available as well as the purchase of phone cards.
Atlantic Standard Time (AST): -4 hours GMT and +1 hour EST.
The BVI Tourist Board is located:
3rd Floor, Eureka Geneva Building
Road Town, Tortola
Tel: (284) 494-3134 / (284) 494-3866
Trip interruption and cancellation insurance is strongly advised.
The electrical current is 110 volt, 60 cycles.
The average temperature is 29°C/84°F in summer and 27°C/80°F in winter. Average annual rainfall is approx 45 inches. See WEATHER for current conditions.