|In a complete reversal by the Bahamian government from earlier this month, it has chosen to severely restrict leisure travel from the United States. On July 17, 2020, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism had set guidelines for opening up the country; however, is now rescinding that invitation onto their shores.|
Because of a continued increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States, and an uptick in cases in The Bahamas, the country has closed borders to commercial flights and vessels from the U.S. effective Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at midnight. They will permit outgoing flights to accommodate any current U.S. visitors scheduled to return.
After July 22, private flights and charters from the United States, and pleasure craft and yachts will be permitted throughout the Island Of The Bahamas – except for Freeport. Travelers from Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union are also permitted to visit, and 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.