The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise Bahamians planning on traveling during this period of rising COVID cases, brought on chiefly by the highly transmissible COVID variant, Omicron, that on returning to The Bahamas they should expect long delays in obtaining COVID test results and the cancellation of flights, which could result in costly outlays for hotel accommodations, food and transportation.
The Ministry is receiving information that due to a spike in local demand for testing in overseas jurisdictions, Rapid Antigen test results normally delivered within an hour are taking up to 3 days. PCR tests take even longer.
The Ministry advises the public to continue to follow the standard COVID protocols when they travel. These protocols are designed to minimize the spread of COVID: take the vaccines, take the booster, wear facemasks properly, avoid large crowds, apply handwashing protocols and importantly take additional funds to cover unexpected expenses.
30th December 2021
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
West Bay Street