06/08/2020

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U.S. Virgin Islands Launches Online Portal to Prescreen All Travelers

The U.S. Virgin Islands Division of Tourism has released Stage Just one of a new...

The U.S. Virgin Islands Division of Tourism has released Stage Just one of a new online portal that will prescreen and assist with the certification system of all vacationers prior to their arrival in the territory. The goal is to lessen the distribute of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The U.S. Virgin Islands Vacation Screening Portal facilitates pre-arrival processing, thereby improving upon efficiency, lowering delays and furnishing a far more seamless traveler working experience. 

The advancement system will up coming combine cell optimization for the portal, adopted by a hybrid cell software launch, and synthetic intelligence to automate the processing of laboratory take a look at success from vacationers going to from hugely impacted states and territories. 

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The bovernment of the U.S. Virgin Islands will give oversight with respect to Health and fitness Insurance coverage Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and other ideal procedures to make certain the confidentiality and privateness of user info and particular facts, and the overall integrity of the system.

On going to the portal, all vacationers will be guided as a result of a collection of screens, which include standard info, phrases and situations, traveler info and the COVID-19 Traveler Screening Tool. After vacationers from hugely impacted locations add their COVID-19 take a look at success, the info submitted will be processed in 24 to 48 several hours and a certification code issued straight away on completion.   

For most vacationers, the portal screening and certification will sooner or later exchange the existing manual procedure, which necessitates the physical completion and review of the COVID-19 Traveler Screening Tool at the territory’s ports of entry. When the passenger comes, the Virgin Islands Port Authority, in conjunction with the Division of Health and fitness and the Virgin Islands Nationwide Guard, will system the traveler applying the validation created from the portal in addition to undertaking temperature checks with a thermal scanner.

Any traveler aged 15 and older whose household condition (condition of home) has a COVID-19 positivity rate greater than 10 % will be expected to develop a destructive COVID-19 antigen (molecular/PCR/fast) take a look at final result received in just five times prior to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands or a optimistic COVID-19 antibody take a look at final result received in just 4 months of travel to the territory. At this time, citizens of Puerto Rico are also issue to this need.

COVID-19 take a look at success are also expected from vacationers, 15 yrs old and older, who have put in far more than seven times in and are traveling from a condition with a positivity rate greater than 10 %. Positivity charges employed are according to facts and examination from Johns Hopkins College.

Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte applauded the efforts of the interagency teams and said that the online portal, which prescreens all vacationers and validates COVID-19 take a look at success, is a different optimistic move in direction of retaining citizens and site visitors harmless.

The safe portal can be identified at www.usviupdate.com/travelportal.  

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