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Using the USVI travel portal

Updated: Jan 8, 2022

UPDATE - using the travel portal is no longer optional! You are required to show proof of clearance before boarding your flight. Visit the travel portal and for the latest information on travel requirements as they are changing to everyone as safe as possible.


Last month (October 2020), I went to visit family in Florida for a few days. It was a great chance to experience the COVID travel protocols first hand. Coming back into the territory I knew I would need to have a recent negative Covid-19 test and register my travel plans at www.usvitravelportal.com. (For more info on the exact test requirements visit www.usviupdate.com)

Once I arrived in Florida I scheduled a no cost rapid test at a major drugstore chain. I received my negative test results that same day. This was 3 days before my planned flight to St Thomas. I then entered my information and uploaded a pdf copy of the test results into the usvi travel portal. I was able to do everything from my phone.


Calendar showing test results for a negative COVID test need to be completed within 5 days of travel to the USVI
COVID Testing requirements for USVI


The next day I received an email from the territory with instructions to bring a copy of their approval and my test results and I was good to go. It was very easy - and once I arrived at the airport, I didn't have to wait in the LONG line of people who didn’t follow the instructions for registering with the USVI travel portal. They simply checked my test results, took my temperature and I was done. It could not have been easier.


So take it from me, when you're traveling to the USVI, do yourself a favor and use the travel portal. You'll be glad you did!



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Megan Eckroth
Megan Eckroth
Jan 09, 2022

Thank you for this helpful post. I see that you took a rapid test at a major pharmacy. Was it a rapid PCR or a rapid antigen? Trying to figure out what types of tests are accepted.

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Carol Means Spears
Carol Means Spears
Jun 05, 2021

Thought I would let you know my experience with the Travel Portal. My family of 5, plus s friend, took our COVID test on Wednesday. That evening, by 8:00 we had entered all of our information into the portal along with negative COVID test results. On Thursday evening, a little before 8:00, the first 3 approvals came in. By 6:00 on Friday morning, the remaining 3 came in. They all arrived a full 24 hrs before our flight.

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Susan Stewart Gainer
Susan Stewart Gainer
Jun 03, 2021

No not at all! I was able to type in where we are staying! Good luck

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Rochell Alexander
Rochell Alexander
Jun 03, 2021

Hello

I’m having a problem,it’s not allowing me to put where I’m staying at.Did anyone else have this problem?

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Susan Stewart Gainer
Susan Stewart Gainer
Jun 03, 2021

Carol,

all Are QR code’s came within 18-26 hours Of submitting them in the VI portal! So you should have no problems! Good luck and safe travel.

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