COVID-19 Travel Risk Advisory increased for The Bahamas

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The Ministry of Health & Wellness advises the public that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that the COVID-19 Travel Health Advisory for the Bahamas will be moved from level two (2) moderate to level three (3) high. The CDC level three (3) rating advises international travelers to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines before coming to The Bahamas. It also advises that even if COVID- 19 vaccines are up to date there may still be a risk for getting and spreading COVID-19.

Proper mask wearing for anyone two (2) years or older is recommended for indoor public spaces and requirements for this country should be followed.

Bahamians and residents are urged to continue to follow the COVID-19 safety protocols which help to limit the spread of the virus. Persons can also guard themselves from severe COVID-19 infection by getting the COVID-19 vaccine, 1 st and 2nd boosters and extended series doses for persons who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.

Appointments can be made online at vax.gov.bs or walk-ins are welcomed at vaccination sites. Persons with mobility challenges may request a home visit by emailing vax242.mobile@gmail.com.