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First batch of returning residents arrives today!

After months of closure, the first two flights with returning nationals have landed in the British Virgin Islands, a government media release has said.

The flights are part of the first phase of the partial reopening of local borders — the TB Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island — to nationals and permanent residents.

Upon entry, residents had to “undergo a controlled re-entry process managed by multi-government agencies to ensure the safe repatriation of nationals to the Virgin Islands,” the release said.

It stated further that these residents were pre-checked by the Immigration and Public Health Departments via a process organised by the government.

Prior to their arrival, their private accommodations were inspected and approved to facilitate their mandatory quarantine for the next two weeks.

When they arrived at the Beef Island-based airport, Health Officials met them on the tarmac and there, they were screened.

They were then transported to the quarantine facilities where they will be monitored by security officers to ensure they comply with the quarantine protocols and remain indoors for the 14-day period.

During that time, they will be tested for the Coronavirus Disease and only if they have tested negative, will they be allowed back into the general population.

In the event that they test positive, they will be isolated and cared for by the health officials.

In the meantime, Premier Andrew Fahie said: “We are indeed happy to see you once again. Please follow the protocol and guidelines that are in place to ensure the health and safety of you and others.”

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  1. BVI says:

    Glad to see that BVIslanders are finally being allowed to come back to their country, their homes and their families regardless of quarantine. It’s best to quarantine in your country of birth rather than in someone else’s. Just waiting for the ignorance from the many who will have negative things to say about Virgin Islanders being allowed to come home after being stuck overseas for the past two months.

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    • Hilda says:

      That is not really true. With all the freebs going on here, I would rather be in BVI regardless of my birth country. Lots of free stuff, including dollaaars.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Home sweet home!

  3. bellfoot Pants says:

    Hello again Covid!

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  4. Testing says:

    Glad to see them back but they should be tested at the airport as part of their entry processing along with temperature checks and have results available in 2-3 days.

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  5. well sah says:

    but the blah blah man didnt had to do dat

  6. .. says:

    Welcome home.

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  7. YOUTH says:

    The Premier and his team are doing an teriffic job.

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  8. yolo says:

    family and friend please aloud them to stay home and please stay far from them until the 14 days are up you and face time them and what’s app them just stay away

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  9. yolo says:

    the public should have the face and name of the person who coming back on island so we can report them if we see them up and about

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  10. cctv says:

    They were videoed by many..if that helps.De island small.

  11. Me says:

    they are already driving on the road.

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  12. Lol says:

    So they’re shooting temp guns on a hot tarmac, in the middle of the day, in overhead sun. Lololol. Temps are 15 degrees higher or more out there, so people sweat from elevated temps.

    Someone was definitely thinking this one through…

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  13. Hmmm says:

    Wondering who paying for their trip??

  14. Quarantine no quarantine says:

    One of them isn’t being quarantined, he’s out on the streets and looking a job (chef). If this is what they call quarantining for 14 days, then it’s just words and not protecting us at all.

  15. mmmario says:

    Stop the madness – As long as they wear mask and stand 8 feet apart from each other we should be fine. Please stop the madness. YOu dont get it by looking a the person.

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