There is only one hospital on the British Virgin Islands in Road Town, with an emergency room staffed 24-hrs/day by physicians.
There are several clinics on Tortola, one public and one private clinic on Virgin Gorda.
There are also clinics staffed by nurses on Jost Van Dyke and Anegada.
There are no medical facilities on the other islands.
More serious cases are transferred to hospitals in the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or mainland United States.
The United Kingdom has a reciprocal health agreement with British Virgin Islands. Citizens of other countries are advised to purchase travel medical insurance.
Tap water is chlorinated and relatively safe, although may cause mild abdominal upsets. Bottled water is widely available. Dairy products, meat, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables as well as milk are safe for consumption.
The BVIs have little street crime although theft, armed robbery and other violent crimes do occasionally occur. Visitors should take common-sense precautions to guard against petty crime and avoid carrying large amounts of cash and use hotel safety deposit boxes to protect valuables and travel documents. Valuables should not be left unattended on the beach or in cars as well as left in plain view inside rental properties or hotel rooms.
Note: for protection of the marine life, all visitors are prohibited from fishing (including sport fishing) in BVI waters without a recreational fishing permit. The law extends to removal of any marine organism from the sea.
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