Virgin Isl. (British) Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import by passengers of 18 years and over 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 1/2 lb. tobacco; 1 quart of wine or spirits.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by an Import permit issued prior to arrival and a health certificate issued by the veterinary authority of the country of origin, confirming:
- the identification of the animal(s). Animals must be permanently identified with a microchip or tattoo;
- that the animal(s) are healthy and free from symptoms of infectious or contagious diseases;
- that the animals are treated against internal and external parasites;
- that the dog(s) has/have been vaccinated against Canine Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis/Adenvirus, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis and Lyme Disease;
- that the cat(s) has/have been vaccinated against Panleukopenia, Feline Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus and Feline Leukemia;
- that the cat(s)/dog(s) has/have been in the country or origin/export for at least 6 months immediately proceeding importation into the territory.
For more information see

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in the Virgin Isl. (British) if it is labeled accordingly.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside the Virgin Isl. (British) if it is labeled to that destination .

Some carriers do not permit through labeling of baggage. In that case baggage is cleared at each transit stop in the Virgin Isl. (British) where passengers disembark.


Currency Import regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: unlimited, provided a declaration is made upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Allowed. Local currency (United States Dollar-USD) and foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared.

Airport Tax

Departure tax is levied on passengers traveling from Virgin Gorda (VIJ): USD 15.
Place of payment: Airport of departure.
1. Children younger than 5 years.
2. Passengers with a diplomatic passport.

No airport tax is levied on passengers traveling from Beef Island (EIS).

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