British Virgin Islands Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to British Virgin Islands, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about British Virgin Islands’ medical care and safety and security tips.
A beautiful view in the British Virgin Islands


A trip to the British Virgin Islands is an exceptional adventure in the heart of nature and through the scents of the sea breeze. As part of the archipelagos of the West Indies, these places have something to fill your desires of idleness. Its beautiful white sand beaches, rich marine life and beautiful landscapes of incomparable beauty form a dream postcard to offer you a magical journey. Be amazed by the majestic nature of Virgin Gorda or the charm of Anegada. Jost Van Dyke with its clean air and wondrous landscapes is ideal for travellers seeking tranquillity and relaxation. Tortola, the capital of the British Virgin Islands, for its part, plunges you into a warm atmosphere.

Recommended travel vaccinations for British Virgin Islands

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to the British Virgin Islands

MedicationAdditional Information
Ciprofloxacin/Azithromycin/SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea


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Medical Care in British Virgin Islands

The health care system in the British Virgin Islands does not align with international standards. Before your trip, prepare a first aid kit containing fundamental and prescribed medicines. You will be able to find a small general hospital in Tortola which provides treatment for common diseases. The Virgin Gorda private clinics will provide you with quality care.

Emergency assistance offered in Tortola and Virgin Gorda is of high quality with competent paramedics. If you are staying on one of the other islands, accessing emergency medical help will probably be impossible. In the event of more serious health problems, you will have to be medically evacuated to either San Juan or Puerto Rico.

You can dial 999 for an ambulance service in the British Virgin Islands.

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Are the British Virgin Islands Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeLow risk; Risk of spiked food/drinks
Public transportationSafe but unpredictable
Road safetyGenerally good; Be careful of narrow mountain roads
HealthZika virus warning
Risk levelNormal security precautions

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit the British Virgin Islands?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter the British Virgin Islands. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure. If you are staying for more than six months, a Visa is required.

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Embassy of Canada to British Virgin Islands information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to Barbados (BRIDGETOWN)
Street Address:
Bishop’s Court Hill, St. Michael, P.O. Box 404,
Bridgetown, Barbados BB11113

Tel.: (246) 629-3550
Fax: (246) 437-7436


Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in Barbados. There’s no Canadian governing office in the British Virgin Islands.

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