COVID-19 updates

20 Jul 2020 / Bahamas

Prime Minister of the Bahamas has announced that international commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers will not be permitted to enter Bahamas borders, except for commercial flights from Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union. This will come into effect from Wednesday, 22 July 2020 at midnight. Bahamasair will cease outgoing flights to the United States of America with immediate effect. To accommodate visitors scheduled to leave after 22 July, outgoing commercial flights will be permitted. Private international flights and charters for Bahamians, residents and visitors will be permitted. Pleasure craft and yachts will also be permitted.

The Ministry of Health has advised that travellers must complete a Bahamas Health Visa application and present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test with a sample taken within ten (10) days of arrival. Travellers will be required to complete an electronic Bahamas Health Visa application before departure from the place of embarkation. This can be found at Travellers are required to upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test and provide contact information.

The port of Freeport, Grand Bahama remains open for business, i.e., Buckeye, Bahama Rock, Freeport Container Port (FCP), Offshore bunkering and Offshore Lightering.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in the Bahamas, contact the GAC Houston Hub Agency Center at [email protected]

Source: Elnet Maritime – GAC agent

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