EFFECTIVE AS OF: August 7, 2021
MARINA STATUS: OPEN
The US Virgin Islands stays OPEN to yacht entry, nonetheless topic to the next entry necessities:
- See the infographic under for the formal USVI arrival necessities. This is applicable to all arrivals (by sea or air) from outdoors of the US Virgin Islands, together with the USA, Puerto Rico, internationally, and so on.
- All arriving yachts should full the USVI Journey Portal webform at coastswimming.org.uk/ for every particular person aboard the vessel inside 5 days prior* to your arrival. *Vacationers originating from the B.V.I should have outcomes legitimate inside 48 hours previous to arrival, efficient July nineteenth.
- Check outcomes are required previous to arrival**, which it is best to add on the USVI Journey Portal. Under are the take a look at varieties accepted:
- A destructive Covid-19 molecular (rt-PCR / viral / nucleic acid amplification) take a look at from a nasal or throat or saliva swab taken, with the consequence legitimate throughout the earlier 5 days*, OR
- A destructive Covid-19 antigen (fast) take a look at from a nasal or throat swab taken, with the consequence legitimate throughout the earlier 5 days*,
- ** If particular person crew had been absolutely vaccinated regionally within the USVI, these people should nonetheless full the USVI Journey Portal however could not require a take a look at previous to arrival (choose ‘absolutely vaccinated regionally’ examine field and await affirmation).
- Be aware: constructive Covid-19 serology antibody (blood) take a look at are not accepted efficient August 13, 2021.
- The authorities will advise in case your utility is appropriate following add to the USVI Journey Portal.
- Worldwide direct AIR arrivals to the USVI: as per CDC necessities, on this case take a look at outcomes are required throughout the earlier THREE (3) days.
- Voyage time better than 5 days: When you get hold of acceptable take a look at outcomes instantly previous to a direct voyage to the USVI, not stopping elsewhere, don’t have any sickness aboard, and submit your outcomes to the USVI Journey Portal within the required timeframe, chances are you’ll be accepted into the USVI (pls advise YHG marina workplace of this state of affairs to help).
- When you do not possess any legitimate take a look at outcomes, you’ll be required to self-quarantine aboard vessel for 14 days upon arrival. To cut back the 14-day quarantine requirement, you may ebook a Covid take a look at by way of our marina workplace with our associate clinic. Contact the marina workplace not less than 3-4 days upfront to ebook an appointment. See under for FAQs referring to organizing testing with us.
YACHT HAVEN GRANDE ARRIVAL REQUIREMENTS:
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- Arriving vessels should fly their yellow ‘Q’ flags, till they’ve glad the ‘free-pratique’ necessities as per USVI rules and worldwide maritime legislation.
- Decreasing the ‘Q’ yellow flag, can be official affirmation to the marina that your vessel has met its obligations underneath USVI and Worldwide Maritime Regulation, and the vessel is free from illness.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
(FAQ) FOR TESTING AT YHG MARINA
Q. Can the marina organize Covid-19 testing on our behalf?
A. Sure. Merely give us 3-4 days’ discover of your ultimate take a look at date, to [email protected] to ebook an appointment with our associate clinic. Subsequent day bookings should not doable, so please plan forward.
Q. What days of the week is testing out there?
A. Monday – Friday. Please keep away from Fridays if outcomes are time vital.
Q. What kinds of exams will be booked along with your associate clinic, and what are their prices?
A. 4 kinds of exams can be found: 1) Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen take a look at (Nasal swab) – $325; 2) CUE Molecular NAAT take a look at (outer nasal swab – extra information right here) – $300; 3) rt-PCR take a look at – $350 (swab evaluation on Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri solely); 4) Antibody serology (blood) take a look at – $200.
Q. What’s the typical consequence turnaround time?
A. The most well-liked exams (Abbott & CUE) sometimes have take a look at consequence turnaround of subsequent day; nonetheless, relying on the clinic’s enterprise ranges, chances are you’ll often obtain outcomes the identical day.
Q. I want a take a look at consequence to current to a 3rd nation’s officers. What kind of take a look at ought to I take?
A. Please double examine in case your vacation spot will settle for our default Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen take a look at.
Q. I simply want a take a look at that provides us peace of thoughts that my crew and/or company are free from sickness. Which take a look at ought to we take?
A. Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen take a look at.
Q. I want my outcomes as shortly as doable – which sort of take a look at ought to I take?
A. Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen take a look at.
Q. Does YHG supply onboard testing, the place the nurse involves our vessel to conduct the exams?
A. Sure, nonetheless, this concierge service is mostly restricted to yachts which have three or extra crew aboard who require testing. The place just one or two crew, they are going to be required to stroll to the Yacht Haven Grande clinic situated subsequent to Moe’s Recent Market (two minutes’ stroll from the marina workplace). The nurse service doesn’t value further.
Q. I’ve rotational crew flying in to affix the vessel however need them examined with clear outcomes earlier than they board ship. Potential?
A. Sure. We will organize an appointment to stroll into both the YHG clinic, or Pink Hook clinic (whichever is extra handy). As soon as the consequence comes again clear, they’ll depart their onshore lodging and report back to the vessel.
Q. What time can I anticipate testing to happen?
A. Walks-in to the YHG clinic are usually carried out at 415pm. On-board testing is often round 0930am, however YHG will advise your appointment time when finalizing your reserving.
Q. I’m able to ebook an appointment. How do I do that with you?
A. First, please ship your vessel identify, date of appointment (weekdays solely), and your crew listing of those that require testing to [email protected]. Specify what kind of take a look at you require.
A. Second, please full the clinic registration webform for every member of crew right here.