Arriving By Air

GETTING TO TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS FOR HOPE FESTIVAL 2011

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Getting Here By Air is Simple

  1. Secure a Passport
  2. Use a Travel Agent or Internet Booking using Airport Code EIS
  3. Arrive @ Tortola and enjoy the more than Sixty Islands in the British Virgin Islands and be inspired at Hope Festival.

(See Further Details Below or specific question email: hopefestivalvi@gmail.com)

Your travel agent or international airline will be able to assist booking flights. If you plan to make your own reservations on the internet, remember that you will have to request flights to Tortola or type the airport code which is EIS

Flights via San Juan, Puerto Rico Airport Code SJU: The most direct way to arrive to The BVI is via San Juan, Puerto Rico. Frequent connecting service is offered by American Eagle, Caribbean Sun, Cape Air, and Liat, with occasional service by other airlines and charter flights.

Flights via St. Thomas – Airport Code STT: If you choose to arrive via St. Thomas, you’ll have to arrange a charter flight to Tortola, Virgin Gorda or Anegada. Most travelers take one of the frequent ferries that travel between downtown Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook, St. Thomas and Tortola.

Getting to the next ferry is very easy – just take a taxi at the St. Thomas Airport and let the taxi driver know that you need to take the next ferry to Tortola. The taxi drivers will know of any schedule changes and make sure you reach the proper terminal for your connection. Purchase your ticket and enjoy your mini-cruise past St. John (USVI), Jost Van Dyke and Little Thatch before arriving at the immigration station at West End, Tortola.

Remember that ferries from St. Thomas to Tortola only operate during daylight hours – so the last ferry is usually around 5pm. Make sure that your flight arrives in time for the transfer to Red Hook (approximately 45 minutes) or make arrangements to overnight in St. Thomas and catch the ferry the following morning. Ferry service starts at approximately 7:30am. The following companies (Road Town Fast Ferry among others) provide ferry service between St. Thomas and Tortola if you want to check with them directly prior to your arrival in St. Thomas.

Flights via Antigua – Airport Code ANU: Travelers from the UK (from London, Gatwick) and Canada may find it easiest to travel directly to Antigua and then take a connecting flight to Tortola on Liat, Caribbean Star, Caribbean Sun, or private charter flights.

From other Caribbean Islands: Limited service is also available from St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Kitts, and Barbados. Charter Airline Service can be arranged from almost anywhere in the Caribbean.

Entry Requirements

From North America: For a US & Canadian citizen a passport is preferred however you may also use an original birth certificate accompanied by a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license. ( But reentry to the US does require a valid Passport)

From Europe: European citizens need a valid passport to enter The British Virgin Islands. However visitors that are residents of certain countries, require a visa in order to enter The BVI. If in doubt about the necessity of a visa, contact the nearest BVI Tourist Board Office, the nearest British Embassy, or contact the Chief Immigration Department, BVI Government at Tel: (284) 494-3471 or 468-3701 ext. 4700.

From the Caribbean: Please note that citizens from some islands may need to obtain a visa to visit The British Virgin Islands. Visitors from these Caribbean islands need to have a visa in order to enter The BVIs. If in doubt about the necessity of a visa, contact the nearest BVI Tourist Board Office, the nearest British Embassy, or contact the Chief Immigration Department, BVI Government at Tel: (284) 494-3471 or 468-3701 ext. 4700.

From Other Areas: The BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association has a full listing of entry requirements click here for full details

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