The Bahamas is opening the doors to tourists from around the globe and have dropped the mandatory 14-day quarantine initiative in favor of a negative Covid19 test.
The new protocols allows visitors to freely roam the islands if they obtain a negative PCR test no more than seven days before traveling, and then get a rapid antigen test upon arrival and another four days after that.
Travelers will also need to apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa, which includes the cost of rapid tests. Children 10 years old and younger will not need to get tested.
“We want everyone to enjoy The Bahamas thoroughly and with peace of mind. These new steps will allow us to closely monitor and respond to any potential spread of the virus, while our visitors can continue to have the authentic Bahamian experience they know and love. With 16 islands to choose from, many that offer natural seclusion, we have something for everyone and look forward to welcoming travelers back to our shores," says Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar.
American Airlines said it would look to start a pre-flight testing program for travel to the Bahamas. That is in addition to its plans to test passengers on flights to Jamaica and Hawaii, however, these have not been implemented yet.
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