Virgin Islands travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Virgin Islands with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the Virgin Islands.

Virgin Islands travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the Virgin Islands with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Virgin Islands - quick facts
Flight time 17 hours
Time difference UK -4 hours
Language(s) English
Currency US Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (110V)
Driving side Left
Visa Yes

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Virgin Islands weather

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Virgin Islands travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the Virgin Islands from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the Virgin Islands.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Virgin Islands travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the Virgin Islands with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the Virgin Islands, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Virgin Islands covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the Virgin Islands with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Virgin Islands travel features

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Virgin Islands FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the Virgin Islands including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to the Virgin Islands due to Covid-19?

Virgin Islands is open to fully vaccinated travellers only from the UK.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out US Virgin Islands Department of Health for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Virgin Islands?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Virgin Islands. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to the Virgin Islands from the UK?

The flight time to the Virgin Islands from the UK is typically 17 hours.

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What is the time difference between the Virgin Islands and the UK?

The time difference between the Virgin Islands and the UK is UK time-4 hours.

What is the main language spoken in the Virgin Islands?

The main language spoken in the Virgin Islands is English.

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What is the currency in the Virgin Islands?

The currency in the Virgin Islands is the US Dollar (USD).

Which plugs are used in the Virgin Islands?

Virgin Islands uses electrical plug type A + B (110 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Virgin Islands?

They drive on the left side of the road in the Virgin Islands.

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Do you need a visa for the Virgin Islands?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter the Virgin Islands.

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