Foreign travel advice

British Virgin Islands


As the BVI is a British Overseas Territory, there’s no formal British diplomatic representation. The local authorities deal with all requests for emergency assistance. See Emergency assistance.

The hurricane season in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) normally runs from June to November. See Natural Disasters.

Most visits to BVI are trouble-free, but you should take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings.

UK health authorities have classified the British Virgin Islands as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in the British Virgin Islands, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.