Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Statement on updated CDC Travel Advisory

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Provided by Danielle Bodie

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation has taken note of the updated travel advisory issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increasing its travel recommendation for The Bahamas from a Level 3 to a Level 4 destination. The Bahamas is among a large number of countries, including several Caribbean destinations, for which the CDC has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice (THN) specific to COVID-19 risk.

With the Delta variant leading to an increase in cases across the globe, The Bahamas is taking additional precautions to ensure that safety remains of the utmost importance with stringent entry protocols in place. Most recently, protocols were updated to require all travelers – both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated (as well as children ages 2-11) – to obtain a negative COVID- 19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR Test), taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival in The Bahamas.

These entry measures combined with on-island restrictions as necessary will help protect all those who reside in and visit The Islands of The Bahamas. Due to the fluidity of COVID-19, the Government of The Bahamas monitors islands individually and can quickly enact protective
measures to address specific cases or spikes accordingly.

As the situation continues to evolve, officials will monitor cases across the islands and assess protocols and restrictions as needed. For an overview of The Bahamas’ travel and entry protocols, please visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates .

The Government is also partnering with private health care providers to maximize administration of the vaccine to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. We continue to encourage everyone to do their part to minimize the spread: wear a mask, wash your hands and abide by physical distancing and sanitation protocols that help keep you and your fellow Bahamians safe.

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