Bahamas closes border to American tourist due to Covid-19 cases
Photo: A lighthouse in The Bahamas
Eric L Martin | Chubby Diaries
American travelers hoping to have their vacation in The Bahamas will have to find another alternative.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, in a national address said, "Bahamasair will cease outgoing flights to the United States of America, effective immediately."
The Bahamas opened it borders to tourism on July 1, however, due to the rising cases around the world, particularly in the U.S, the situation has affected residents of The Bahamas.
"In neighboring countries, hospitals are overwhelmed and deaths are increasing. For some places it is unclear when or how they will get this virus under control," said Minnis. He added that his country's progress in fighting the disease can be reversed because of how citizens in other countries "are following or ignoring health guidelines."
Prime Minister Minnis said that the Americas ( North and South America) there is a total of approximately 7.3 million cases, which is has the highest confirmed cases in the world.
According to the Surveillance Unit there have been 49 new cases since the borders opened on July 1st. This has pushed the total amount of cases to 153.
Private international flights and charters for Bahamians, residents and visitors will be permitted. Bahamians and residents will be allowed to return from overseas, but will required a negative COVID-19 test result from an accredited lab.
Eric L. Martin Chubby Diaries Travel Analyst. He writes on the latest Travel News and much more.
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