What’s Closing/Closed on St. John

Last updated: 8 a.m. on March 24, 2020.

The following is a list of closures due to COVID-19:


  • Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, all bars must close per order of the Governor  Restaurants can remain open for take-out dining only.
  • Restaurants are closing. Restaurants are reopening. Restaurants are offering take-out. Restaurants are altering their hours. There are so many changes daily that we have decided to stop updating this list. Please contact your favorite restaurant to see how it is currently operating.


  • Hotels, villas, Airbnbs: None are allowed per order of the government to accept guests after Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This order will be in effect for one month.


  • All non-essential business have been ordered to close.
  • Connections in Cruz Bay has altered its hours. They will be open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Starfish Market will offer senior only shopping on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Customers must be ages 60 and older to shop during this time.


  • As of the time this list was last updated (see above), they are open and operating as normal. Please allow extra time if you are leaving from STT airport, as staff is limited. Longer wait times may apply.

Virgin Islands National Park

  • The Cruz Bay Visitor Center is closed. Information and services will not be available.
  • The park dock and bulkhead at the Cruz Bay Visitor Center is closed to commercial activity.
  • No more than two individuals may occupy a dinghy when traveling to or from the NPS dock.
  • All restrooms and portable toilets in the park are closed.
  • Guided hikes and other on-site public or educational programs are cancelled.
  • Food service and watersports rentals at Trunk Bay will not be available.
  • The park will not issue special visitor use or business permits.
  • Trash will not be collected. When visiting the park bring garbage bags so you can take your trash with you. Pack it in, pack it out.
  • Trash receptacles will not be available for boater trash. Boaters must make other arrangements for trash disposal.
  • Do not leave trash on shore.
  • The pavilions at Trunk, Maho, and Hawksnest Bays are closed, as are changing rooms and showers.
  • The park will not operate or provide restrooms, maintain roads or walkways.
  • Outdoor spaces, including park trails, beaches, and waters remain accessible to the public in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance.
  • Moorings remain open.
  • The waters of Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument remain open.
  • Law enforcement staff will remain on duty and may be reached at 1-866-995-8467.
  • Visitors may visit park beaches via taxi, provided that no more than two people sit in each row of vehicle seats.
  • At beaches, BBQs and parties are not permitted. While visiting beaches, visitors must maintain social distancing and avoid crowding.


  • The British Virgin Islands is only allowing entry to BVI residents, belongers and work permit holders beginning March 19, 2020.

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