Unlike previous occasions when elected officials announced the delay in reopening the Road Town Ferry Terminal to international travellers, the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) was given the responsibility of announcing a further delay.
Via a press release issued today, January 5, by the BVIPA, it was disclosed that the new date for the reopening of the port to international travellers is March 1, 2021.
"The British Virgin Islands Ports Authority and the Government of the Virgin Islands are cognizant of the constantly changing global status of the COVID-19 pandemic which now includes a second wave that is already affecting countries. As such our overall objective is the health and safety of the residents and visitors of the British Virgin Islands. This has led to significant adjustments to the reopening plan that will ensure a safe and efficient return of international ferry passenger operations at the Road Town Ferry Terminal," the BVIPA stated.
On 7 December 2020, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon. Andre Fahie announced a target date for reopening of 21 January 2021.
It was announced that in the future, the BVI Ports Authority will be notifying the public of the status of the projected timeline at various intervals as the BVIPA prepares Road Town Ferry Terminal to be ready to serve you.