The Bahamas has closed its borders to the United States. Due to the continued increase in COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in the U.S., as nicely as an uptick in scenarios in the Bahamas, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, has produced the decision to close borders to international industrial flights and industrial vessels carrying travellers from the United States.
The get is effective as of Wednesday, July 22 at midnight. In addition, Bahamasair will cease outgoing flights to the United States, effective instantly. Initially, the destination reopened to international travelers on July 1, as described by our sister publication Travel Agent, meaning it took fewer than 3 months to overturn the decision.
Outgoing flights will be permitted to accommodate any existing guests scheduled to return to the United States after Wednesday, July 22.
Private flights and charters from the United States, as nicely as pleasure craft and yachts will be permitted, and travelers from Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union are exempt from the unexpected emergency get. All guests are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test from a referenced lab, taken no more than 10 days prior to the date of vacation.
Because opening borders to international vacation on July 1, The Bahamas has experienced a deterioration in circumstances relative to COVID-19. These constraints have been place in location to defend the health and fitness and wellbeing of equally people and guests and to prevent the unfold of the virus all over the Bahamas.
The Bahamas, in accordance to its Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, is reviewing and getting guided by the most effective techniques from all over the environment. Reopening of borders will keep on to be monitored and guided by the Bahamas govt and health and fitness officials, based on COVID-19 developments.
This article initially appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.
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