Bahamas: As the infections due to the COVID-19 pandemic are witnessing a decline in the Bahamas, the government has decided to remove various protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic for international travellers.
The new protocols related to the novel coronavirus will come into effect on Sunday, June 19, 2022, and the newly revised protocols will be applicable to travellers.
Bahamas asserted that they are removing another COVID requirement for travellers across the world. As per the new guidelines, travellers will no longer need to apply for The Bahamas Travel Health Visa to enter the country.
However, the travellers will still be required to present a negative COVID-19 test that us taken not more than three days (72 hours) before they travel to The Bahamas.
Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation asserted,” The discontinuation of the Travel Health Visa is could be another signal to the community across the globe that we are open for business.”
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have remained committed to revised protocols and further announced requirements to reflect the current environment. We manifest that the Travel Health Visa was a burden for travellers, and we are pleased to be able to eliminate it.”
Besides having to test negative before flying to The Bahamas, travellers must also follow on-island guidelines for mask-wearing and social distancing.
Testing requirements are as follows:
* People who are vaccinated and want to travel the country, as well as children ages 2-11, must have to present either a negative RT-PCR test or a Rapid Antigen test which is taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to travel.
* People who are unvaccinated and want to travel the country who are the age of 12 and older must have to present a negative RT-PCR test which is not taken more than three days (72 hours) before travel to the country.