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Thanksgiving trip to St. Thomas - should we visit?


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November 19, 2020 5:18 pm  

Hi everyone, I planned well in advance a trip over Thanksgiving week to visit St. Thomas from the mainland with my family.  Although we are excited for our first visit to the island, the increasing Covid lock-downs has me concerned that restaurants, cabs and tour operators, ferries, parks and other businesses may be shut down during our weeklong stay.  I have two general questions for those who presently reside in St. Thomas.  Firstly, what businesses, ferry or park closures can I normally expect on Thanksgiving week on Wed, Thur (Thanksgiving I assume most businesses closed), Fri, Sat & Sun in St. Thomas?  Secondly, do you know businesses that are planning extended closures or changes in hours of operation due to Covid?  Thanks for your input - I have found forum contributors on other threads extremely helpful.

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November 19, 2020 7:48 pm  

Almost every thing you mentioned is open and operating - maybe with some space restrictions in some cases. There is no sitting at a bar -- but table service is allowed for instance. There is a 6 person per table limit in restaurants - businsses are open - some are under a reduced occupancy limit - there are very few things SHUT down. Masks are required everywhere except at a socially distanced outside area. [beach,park,etc]

The airport on arrival and departure seems to be the hardest area to socially distance - ferries may be limited seating too.

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November 20, 2020 8:00 am  

Although the VI is pretty much wide open for tourism, our COVID cases are rising daily.

It's obviously much smarter to stay home this year.

Heed CDC warnings...COVID is much worse now than it ever has been.

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