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Key Information

when visiting the BVI

Our team have collated key information for you to take note of when visiting the British Virgin Islands.


The currency used in the British Virgin Islands is the US Dollar ($)


Terrance B. Lettsome Airport (EIS) is the International Airport

Official Language

English is the official language spoken in the British Virgin Islands.


Average temperatures in winter range between 22-28°C (72-82°F) and summer ranges between 26-31°C (79-88°F).

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is between June and November with the majority of storm activity occurring in September.

The Capital

The capital of the British Virgin Islands is Road Town and is located on the mainland island of Tortola.

Entry Requirements

From North America:

U.S. citizens travelling by air to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda must present a passport or other WHTI-compliant documentation to enter or depart from the United States.

For Canadian and United States citizens, a passport is required.

From Europe:

European citizens need a valid passport to enter the British Virgin Islands. However visitors that are residents of certain countries require a visa in order to enter the BVI.

From the Caribbean:

Please note that citizens from some islands may need to obtain a visa to visit the British Virgin Islands. Visitors from these Caribbean islands need to have a visa in order to enter the BVI.

Customs & Immigration

Customs and Immigration offices are located on Tortola in Road Town and the West End, on Virgin Gorda in the Virgin Gorda Airport, St. Thomas Bay Terminal and on Jost Van Dyke in Great Harbour.

Entry and Departure Taxes

Upon arrival to the BVI port of entry you will be charged an Environmental and Tourism Levy at a cost of $10pp. When departing the BVI you will be charged a departure tax at a cost of $20pp.

For more information on whether you require a visa and how to obtain one, please check the UK Border Agency or the Deputy Governor’s Office of the British Virgin Islands. If in doubt about the necessity of a visa, contact the nearest BVI Tourist Board Office, the nearest British Embassy, or contact the Chief Immigration Officer, Immigration Department, BVI Government at:

Tel: 284-494-3471 or 284-494-3701 Ext. 4700.