Press Release

Premier's Office
Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Wednesday, 7 October 2020 - 7:30pm

Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone said the new Curfew (No. 35) Order, 2020 calls for the restriction of vessels in the Territory’s waters.

Honourable Malone said during the a live COVID-19 update on October 7 that Cabinet decided to continue the restriction of the movement of vessels in Territorial waters as provided in Curfew (No. 33) Order, inclusive of  the  requirement  that  persons  must  be  off  waters  from  6:00  p.m. 

“The  exclusion  zone  at the  border  area  remains  in  place  and commercial  ferries  are  allowed  to  operate  up  until  curfew  time,” he said.

The Minister for Health added, “Cabinet decided to permit credentialed cruise liners to make technical calls or warm lay ups to the Territory, subject  to compliance with the protocols established by the BVI Ports Authority and endorsed by the Health Emergency Operations Centre.”

Meanwhile, freight couriers and charter companies operating between the BVI and USVI are subject to strict adherence to the established COVID-19suppression measures and bi-weekly COVID-19 analysis.


Sheriece T. Smith

Information Officer II 
Dept. of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468- 2740