Bahamas reopens to US visitors, but quarantine is required
After closing its borders to US travellers just last week over concerns of a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Bahamas has reversed the decision and will once again welcome US visitors. However, before US holidaymakers get too excited, the change of mind comes with one big condition.
US tourists will be expected to quarantine on arrival in the Bahamas – for 14 days in a government facility at their own expense. They will also need to take a COVID-19 test at the end of the 14-day quarantine.
A press statement about the sudden reversal was released by Attorney General Carl Bethel, which said: “The provisions governing the admission of foreign visitors to The Bahamas were changed in order to create a uniform standard of treatment for all visitors to The Bahamas during this pandemic emergency. The creation of a uniform framework means that there is no longer any need to create any list of countries from which The Bahamas would accept commercial flights; which list thereby excluded other countries.”
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