The British Virgin Islands announced a pretty significant change with regard to Customs procedures this week.
According to the Virgin Islands News Online, visitors entering the British Virgin Islands will have to present themselves and their belongings to immigration authorities much like how it occurs here in Cruz Bay. This change occurred to “minimise the potential entry of criminals, firearms and illegal substances into the territory,” the publication reported.
In the past, only boat captains were required to enter Customs and were allowed to simply bring their passengers’ passports inside. Now everyone on every boat must disembark and go inside. Sounds like there is going to be a lot of backup over at Customs in the near future.
We’re heading over to the BVIs later this weekend. We will let you know how it all works out. In the meantime, have a fantastic holiday weekend everyone!!