The official language is English.
01/01/2022 New Year
07.03.2022 Stoutt’s birthday
03/14/2022 Commonwealth Day
04/15/2022 Good Friday
04/18/2022 easter monday
06/06/2022 Whit Monday
07/01/2022 Territory Day
01.08.2022 August Festival
10/21/2022 Day of Saint Ursula
Duty free shopping
The following items can be imported duty-free (persons aged 18 and over): 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 230 g of tobacco products; 1 liter of alcoholic beverages. Further information is available from British Virgin Islands Customs (website: www.bvi.gov.vg/departments/her-majestys-customs).
The British Virgin Islands do not maintain their own foreign missions, they are represented in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by the British embassies. Visa applications are processed from the Teleperformance Ltd. visa centers in Dusseldorf, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Geneva and Zurich.
A light suit or costume is appropriate. The best time to visit is between December and April. Business hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1700, for government buildings 0830-1630.
Caribbean Development Bank PO Box 408, Wildey, St Michael, Barbados, WI BB11000 Tel. +246 (0)539 16 00. Website: www.caribank.org
The country code for the British Virgin Islands is 001284.
900/1800 and 850/1900 GSM, 3G (2100) and 4G. Cellular service providers include CCT and Digicel BVI, among others. Roaming contracts exist. It is cheaper than roaming to rent mobile phones locally. Prepaid SIM cards are available from cell phone service providers’ points of sale.
The network coverage is good. However, the transfer rate is slow from time to time and stops completely from time to time. Free WiFi is available in some hotels and other lodgings, as well as in the library and in many restaurants and bars. There are also a few internet cafes in the British Virgin Islands.
Postal items to Europe take around 10 to 25 days to arrive. The British Virgin Islands’ largest post office is in Road Town, Tortola. Stamps are available in the shops where postcards can be bought. Hotel receptions accept letters for a tip of approximately US$1.