Visitors to the British Virgin Islands are being advised that effective 1 September 2017, an environmental and tourism levy of $10.00 will be collected on arrival at the ports of entry.
The Environmental Protection and Tourism Improvement Fund Act, 2017 states that all visitors arriving to the territory via air or sea are required to pay the levy.
The legislation makes provision some exemptions such as residents and non-residents two years or under; other exemptions include visitors arriving in the British Virgin Islands on a second or subsequent occasion in the course of the same visit; persons in transit who on arrival do not leave the airport or dock; and crew of vessels.
All visitors must have the necessary documents available to help determine their status. The money collected will be used to facilitate environmental protection and improvement, climate change, and the maintenance and development of tourist sites and other tourism related activities.
For more information on the environmental and tourism levy or the destination visit: www.bvitourism.co.uk