CDC warns against travel to The Bahamas


The CDC sending out a warning to avoid all travel to the Bahamas, reasoning that, due to the current situation in the Bahamas, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading covid-19 variants.

However, in the event one must travel to the Bahamas, the CDC advises that one be fully vaccinated, that all travelers should wear a mask, stay six feet from others, avoid crowds and wash their hands.

The CDC determines the level for covid-19 travel health notices using the Atlanta-based agency covid-19 data as reported by the World Health Organization and other official sources to make its determination.

In the event a destination does not provide the necessary data, their travel health notice (or T-H-N) is designated as unknown and travelers are advised to follow THN level 4 recommendations.

It’s also important to note that the CDC’s T-H-N thresholds are based on the number of cases of covid-19 in a destination.

According to the CDC’s website, a destination’s level is raised when its case count meets the T-H-N threshold for a higher level for 14 consecutive days.