Frequently Asked Questions
St. John is a part of the United States Virgin Islands; therefore, U.S. citizens can travel without a passport. A valid driver’s license is an acceptable form of ID; however, beginning October 1, 2021, it will need to comply with the new REAL ID identification requirements (if 18 years or older). Nevertheless, a passport is good to have handy, as required if you’re chartering to the nearby British Virgin Islands.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, then a passport issued by your country of origin is required.
If you are not sure of your status, please contact the U.S. Customs & Border Protection agency (www.cbp.gov).
The U.S. dollar is the official currency of the USVI. Ferries, most taxis, and some shops only accept cash, so be sure to bring some money with you. While available in the airport and around town, ATMs are not very reliable and are often not in working order.
Traveler’s checks and credit cards are also accepted—mainly Visa and MasterCard.
All passengers, five years of age or older, traveling by air or sea, must use usvitravelportal.com to receive verification prior to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Travelers should complete verification within five days of travel.
Mandatory masking requirements (May 16, 2021) are still in place for all individuals over the age of 2, vaccinated or not. Individuals in violation of the mandatory masking guidelines are subject to fines and penalties by the local Government.
Travelers may be subject to health screening protocols, enhances screening, temperature checks, thermal scans, and COVID-19 (re)testing upon arrival, per the Department of Health.
Rental vehicles are available during your stay. However, rental vehicle availability is currently low, so be sure to place a reservation well in advance of your trip.
On St. John, we drive on the left side of the road, so please pay attention to traffic patterns. Speed limits vary on the islands. Take your time!
A valid U.S. or foreign license is accepted for 90 days. Seatbelts are required by law, and it is illegal to drive while speaking on your cellphone.
No adapters are required if traveling from the U.S. mainland. USVI uses a standard 120-volt current.
USVI and St. John are perfect year-round destinations. The average temperature ranges from 77ºF in the winters to 82ºF in the summers.
You may find better deals in the summer months for attractions.