Three weeks after opening its borders to tourists, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Bahamas has announced the closure of its border to all international commercial flights carrying American passengers.

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said due to the rise in the coronavirus cases on the islands, the government of The Bahamas is forced to ban American citizen’s arrival from midnight on 22nd July. However, the outgoing flight to the USA will be permitted for any current visitors to return to the USA.

Bahamas Island

However, travelers from the U.S. will still be permitted to enter the islands when arriving by private international flights and charters, yachts, and pleasure craft. UK, Canada, and EU travelers can still travel to the Island of The Bahamas. All visitors must present a negative COVID-19 test from a referenced lab and must fill out an online Health Visa form.

Currently The Bahamas has the total of 138 confirmed covid-19 cases with total count of 11 death case. The country has total of 47 active cases until now.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation said. “These restrictions have been put in place to protect the health and wellbeing of both residents and visitors, which remains of primary importance, and to prevent the spread of the virus throughout The Bahamas.”

Travelers must wear face masks during the travel period, and anyone shows the symptoms of the virus will be transferred by Bahamian health personnel for further tests and quarantine. No quarantine is required for anyone to pass their health checks and allowed entry to The Bahamas

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