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U.S. Commercial Flights To The Bahamas Put On Hold

If it’s truly “Better in The Bahamas,” most Americans won’t be able to find out for a while.  Starting tomorrow (July 22), commercial flights carrying passengers from the United States will not be allowed to land due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States, as well as an uptick in cases in The Bahamas. 

While Bahamasair already has ceased outgoing flights to the United States, outgoing flights will be permitted to accommodate any current visitors scheduled to return to the United States after July 22.

While commercial flights are banned, private flights and charters from the United States, as well as pleasure craft and yachts, will be permitted in The Bahamas.  All visitors are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test from a referenced lab, taken no more than 10 days prior to the date of travel. 

Since opening borders July 1 to international travel, The Bahamas has experienced a deterioration in conditions relative to COVID-19.  The government of The Bahamas said the restrictions have been put in place to protect the health and wellbeing of both residents and visitors.  Reopening of borders will continue to be monitored and guided by The Bahamas government and health officials, based on COVID-19 trends.