The Bahamian government has suspended the protocol of mandatory RT-PCR rest report of Covid-19 for the travellers to the Bahamas. It is suspended by the travellers who are fully vaccinated against the deadly virus. Moreover, the decision of the government will come into effect on Friday, January 7, 2022.
Till now, the visitors who are fully immunised or non-vaccinated are required to show the valid negative report of the Covid-19 test such as RT-PCR or Antigen to the health workers present at the airport. This is mandatory for all travellers who are over the age of 2. In addition to that, the test of the deadly virus should be processed within 72 hours prior to travel.
The Covid-19 tests which are accepted by the Bahamians authorities to travel in the country are NAAT, PCR, RT-PCR, RNA, TMA. The children who are below the age of 2 could not have to present any report relating to contagious mutant.
Moreover, the travellers who are staying in the Bahamas for more than 48 hours will have to undergo the Rapid Antigen test of the viral infection, despite the fact that they are fully vaccinated. However, the travellers who are departing from the island before the completion of 48 hours don’t have to give the report of any kind of Covid-19 test.
Further, since the deadly virus hit the island, a total of 26,011 individuals have been diagnosed with the contagious mutant, whereas 717 people have succumbed to the deadly virus.
On the other hand, a total of 157,041 individuals have taken their first dose, counting 39.9 percent of the total population of the country.
On the other hand, the number of people who are fully vaccinated by taking both jabs of the vaccine against the deadly virus is 147,365, which represents 37.5 percent of the total population of the island.