Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie led a delegation from the BVI into a successful negotiation with the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) on increasing the number of persons travelling by ferries to and from both territories.
According to a release issued late Friday, effective May 27, ferries will operate with 65 passengers. There will be two departure times per day at 8 am and 11 am.
The 65 passenger limit is reportedly based on clearance and testing capacity of both governments’ operations.
According to the release, the Premier and Governor of the USVI, Albert Bryan Jr and his delegation discussed and mutually agreed on ways to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of passengers processing through seaports amid COVID-19.
Premier Fahie said: “Our unified approach is to balance health and safety protocols with economic development, and the lives and livelihoods of our people.”
Ferry operating times and schedules come May 27 include daily departures from Road Town Jetty at 8 am and 11 am while the ferry will also depart Charlotte Amalie at 2 pm. and 4 pm.
The Government of the Virgin Islands said it remains committed to welcoming travellers back to the British Virgin Islands through an efficient and safe re-entry process.
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