While cruises are currently paused, it’s nice to know that the Virgin Islands are reopening for tourists!
My friends at Travel Pulse are reporting, “The U.S. Virgin Islands will re-open its borders to international travelers beginning September 19, according to a statement on a government’s tourism website. Territory officials began allowing hotels and accommodation providers to accept new leisure travel reservations on September 12.
The reopening comes nearly one month after the government closed the territory’s borders to international visitors on August 17 as COVID-19 rates spiked that month. U.S. Virgin Islands officials had originally reopened the country’s borders to visitors in June.”
My wife Marty and I have visited St Thomas many times on Holland America cruises. She always wanted to take the ferry to St John, so I did a little research and my close friend, Doug Parker of Cruise Radio made the experience easy with this blog post: https://cruiseradio.net/getting-trunk-bay-cruise-ship/
Marty and I also visited Magens Bay beach on St Thomas many times, and enjoyed it every time. Well, the $11.00 hot dog that Marty insisted on having wasn’t one of the highlights of my day, but I guess vacation isn’t the time to be a cheap skate.
Click on the video below and be sure to check out the full Travel Pulse article at the end of this post.