Photo: Planetware. Snorkelers in the BVI will have to change masks when they come out of the water, but the risk of Covid-19 there is low, according to the Centers for Disease Control in the US.

The CDC’s Health Notice has a five-tiered Risk Assessment for COVID-19. The tiers are described as Level 4: COVID-19 Very High, Level 3: COVID-19 High, Level 2: COVID-19 Moderate, Level 1: COVID-19 Low and Level Unknown: COVID-19 Unknown.

The British Virgin Islands has been placed in Level 1: COVID-19 Low risk along with a few other Caribbean countries like the Cayman Islands, Grenada and Anguilla which states that all travelers should wear a mask, maintain physical distance from non-household members, wash hands often or use sanitizer and monitor their health for signs of illness.

This comes as the Territory officially re-opened for visitors on December 1 as Phase III of the Controlled and Restricted Border Re-opening Plan.

The Ministry of Health and Social Development aspires to provide a caring and integrated system of health and social services that facilitates the recovery of human development and quality of life in the British Virgin Islands.