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British Virgin Islands

Risk / Health Info for British Virgin Islands

Global Travel Clinics’ expert travel health adviser will guide you regarding safety methods and give you valuable tips and tricks to stay on top of your health throughout your trip post your travel shots, travel vaccinations and travel immunizations for British Virgin Islands. They will also recommend the travel vaccines and shots you need and you can get these from our clinic. It is advised to book your appointment 4-6 weeks prior your trip. However, we do cater to emergency visits as well.

The most recommended travel vaccines for the British Virgin Islands are for

hepatitis A, and medications for traveler’s diarrhea

Other immunizations may be needed depending upon the conditions of the trip and the medical history of the traveller, which include:

Tetanus-diphtheria vaccine is especially recommended for all travellers who have not received a tetanus-diphtheria immunization shot for the past 10 years.

Typhoid vaccine is recommended who have longer stay duration especially in remote areas. They always are at a risk of taking in contaminated food. However, ttyphoid is uncommon in most Caribbean countries.

Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for travellers who will have intimate contact with local residents.

Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine: if not given prior your trip then two doses are recommended for all travellers born after 1956. MMR vaccine should not be given to pregnant or severely immune-compromised individuals.

Chickenpox vaccine is for those you have either not had chickenpox before or not had chickenpox shots.

Pneumonia vaccine two shots given separately to elderlies and those with compromised immunity.

Influenza vaccine

Meningitis vaccine

Polio vaccine


What are the treatment costs?
Treatment regimens are extremely different for every individual, planned according to the needs of their body and different risks they may be exposed to due to their different travel destinations and activities they plan to undertake. Therefore, the costs vary from person to person. Global Travel Clinics aims to keep costs as low as possible and do not have any hidden charges.

Book away!
Access our website or call our clinic to book an appointment. You can choose the day and time of your liking. Be sure to book a separate appointment for your travel partners. We also recommend booking your consultation a month or two prior to your trip to allow sufficient time to get necessary vaccines and let your body develop immunity.

 Inside your consultation
You will be required to bring your previous vaccination records or travel vaccination certificates along with your travel itinerary. In your half an hour meeting, you should be honestly and truthfully talk about the activities you will undertake during your trip so we can thoroughly examine the risks involved and provide you with the best possible treatment and precautions. You should also mention any allergies or medical conditions you may have

What are you waiting for? Eliminate all possibilities of getting sick at the British Virgin Islands by availing our services. Book your appointment with Global Travel Clinics right now!

Chikungunya virus in British Virgin Islands
Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported in British Virgin Islands. It is spread by day-biting mosquitoes and you can guard against infection by covering up and using mosquito repellents. Infection results in joint pains, fever, rash and headache. It clears up after a few days, but some patients are left with swollen and painful joints for weeks or even years afterwards.
Dengue fever in British Virgin Islands
There have been cases of the mosquito-borne virus dengue fever in British Virgin Islands. Dengue fever is also known as breakbone fever because of the severe bone, joint and muscular pains it causes, in addition to flu-like fever and headache. There is no vaccine for dengue fever. Avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellents (50% DEET) and by wearing protective clothing. Sleeping with mosquito nets is also recommended.
Zika in British Virgin Islands
Global Affairs Canada has issued a warning about the risk of contracting Zika in British Virgin Islands. Zika is a viral disease spread by mosquitoes, and infection during pregnancy has been linked to birth defects. Women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant should take advice before travelling to British Virgin Islands. Zika symptoms include rash, itch, mild fever, headache, red eyes, muscle and joint pains. Avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellents (50% DEET) and by wearing protective clothing. Mosquito nets and air conditioning should be used when sleeping.

Covid-19 Testing for British Virgin Islands

We are now offering high value services providing Gold Standard Covid-19 PCR Swab Test, Antigen test, Antibody TestTravel Certificateto meet the needs of our customers when it comes to quick privateCovid-19 PCR or Antibody testing.

Recommended Vaccines for British Virgin Islands

Vaccine NameCourse
Hepatitis A2 Doses
Hepatitis A and B combined (adult)3 Doses
Hepatitis A and B combined (paediatric)2 Doses
Hepatitis A and typhoid (combined)1 Dose
Hepatitis A (paediatric)1 Dose
Hepatitis B3 Doses
Hepatitis B (paediatric)3 Doses
Typhoid1 Dose
Typhoid (oral)1 Dose
This is a general list of travel vaccinations and immunisations for British Virgin Islands. Specific vaccines can only be determined after appointment with our travel nurse.

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About British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands, with a population of 29,802 (2018) is a British overseas land which is a part of a volcanic archipelago in the Caribbean. It's known for its elevated sand beaches and as a sailing destination. There are 5 main islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke) apart from other 50 smaller islands which make 56 square miles in total.

Some of the must visit places are

The Baths National Park Virgin Gorda, where the bay is scattered with giant granite rocks, creating sea pools and caves that are perfect for snorkelling and sightseeing.

Gorda Peak National Park, Virgin Gorda. If you are looking for change of pace from all the aquatic activities, Gorda Peak National Park is a great place to infuse in some land-based nature.

North Sound, Virgin Gorda is a major water sports centre in the British Virgin Islands. It’s a perfect spot for boaters and isolated charters.

After having spent a memorable day at the beach, you can stop by at local shopping markets for souvenirs and have it all enjoy and relax with exotic seafood dinner. Do not miss out on local live music to have the best experience ever

Best time to visit British Virgin Islands

The best time to visit the British Virgin Islands is from September to November, before the overwhelming crowds of the winter holidays. Though the fall months see the highest amount of rainfall, they also bring along some of the lowest hotel rates you'll find all year.


Is it safe to visit British Virgin Islands?

The British Virgin Islands is a relatively safe destination for tourists to visit. However, just like in any foreign country, there are a few things you need to be aware of. This can help ensure you stay safe and do not get into any trouble while on vacation

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outburst of coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on the 11 March 2020. This means COVID-19 has spread worldwide. British Virgin Islands has put precautionary measures in place to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you're planning to travel to The British Virgin Islands, your travel health needs will depend on your specific situation, including:

  • your destination
  • length of your stay
  • activities there
  • your general health

top Tips for travelling to British Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands are a paradise for sailors. They are ideal for beginners because the islands are close together and protected from the Atlantic. Divers should look out for the wreck on the RMS Rhone, a Royal Mail steamer that went down in the late 1860s with the loss of all hands.