Bahamas to lift Travel Restrictions on Countries on July 1
Travelers from countries previously placed on The Bahamas travel ban list, due to their high number of coronavirus cases, will be allowed to enter the country after July 1. This includes China.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in consultation with the Ministry of Tourism, is pleased to advise the general public that effective 1 July 2020, the border of The Bahamas will be open to all travelers,” according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Restrictions have been lifted on countries that were previously restricted – China, all Europe, Republic of Korea and Iran.”
“The requirement for a COVID-19 RT PCR negative test, from an accredited laboratory, is mandatory for all incoming nationals, residents and travellers and it must not be older than ten days. The test results and Bahamas Health Visa are to be presented upon arrival,” according to the Ministry.
Confirmed coronavirus cases have exceeded 9 million globally, with 470,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In China, 83,430 people have tested positive for the virus. 4,634 people have died.
The United Kingdom has 306,000 cases and reported 42,927 deaths.