Travel Advice for British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Capital: Road Town

Time Zone GMT - 4
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 1 284
IDD: International direct dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 001
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Police 114, Ambulance 112.
Tourist
Information
British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, PO Box 134, Waterfront Drive, Roadtown, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Tel: 43134 Fax: 43866.
Passport
Information
A valid passport is required by all. Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Nationals of Great Britain, Australia, Canada, the USA, and Japan may stay up to 6 months, including nationals of EU countries (except nationals of Austria, Ireland and Portugal who do require visas, and nationals of Germany who may stay for up to 30 days) without a visa.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink.
Currency US Dollar (US$) = 100 cents.
All major credit cards are accepted. Travellers cheques, preferably in US dollars, are accepted.
ATM availability: 6 locations.
Cost of
Living
Generally expensive and may prove difficult for the budget traveller.
Languages English.
Weather Tropical climate with cooling winds. Low rainfall and comfortable night temperatures.
Electricity 110/60 volts AC 60 Hz. American 2 pin plugs are used.
Post Up to 1 week.
Transport ROAD: There is a good road network.
TAXI: Usually operate according to fixed rates.
CAR HIRE: There are 9 car hire companies.
DOCUMENTATION: A temporary British Virgin Islands licence is required which will be issued for a small fee on production of a valid foreign licence.
Special
Information
Backpacking is actively discouraged. Beachwear should be kept for the beach or pool. Sixty islands to explore.