The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas notes travel restrictions towards The Bahamas recently imposed by the United States and other nations as local incidences of COVID-19 cases increase.
The Bahamas, which is going through its second wave, has also put in place travel parameters for the protection of Bahamians, residents and tourists in the country, namely, by requiring all persons travelling to The Bahamas to have a COVID-19 Travel Visa and a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test to enter The Bahamas. Upon entry, all persons are required to undergo a mandatory 14-day period of quarantine.
The Ministry takes this opportunity to remind Bahamian nationals and residents that each foreign government has a duty and responsibility to protect its borders, citizens and residents.
The Bahamas is playing its part at the global level to stem the spread of the pandemic. This includes working with all countries, to find common strategies to fight the pandemic and treat those who have been afflicted by the virus. A concerted global effort is needed to combat and contain the pandemic.
The Government of The Bahamas believes strongly that everyone in The Bahamas has a role to play: This begins with wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, washing hands, sanitizing the personal environment, and staying at home when asked to do so. It also means strict adherence to the safety measures contained in the Emergency Orders.
Together, with a common understanding and approach, the COVID-19 virus will be constructively addressed.