Americans Cannot Travel To The Bahamas On Commercial Flights – The Bahamas closed for Americans
The Bahamian government is banning travelers from the US and other countries where coronavirus cases are surging in an effort to prevent further spread of the virus in the Caribbean nation.
All international commercial flights are banned from entering the Bahamas, effective Wednesday, July 22. The only exemptions are visitors from the United Kingdom, European Union and Canada who have tested negative, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said in a nationally televised address Sunday.
Covid19: The Bahamas closed for Americans
The Bahamas began welcoming international visitors again on July 1, 2020. But, as the global health situation is continually changing, countries may close their borders with short notice, which is what happened on July 19, 2020, for Americans hoping to visit the Bahamas.
Commercial flights originating from the United States will no longer be able to enter the Bahamas starting July 22, 2020. The Bahamas travel ban for American tourists lasts until further notice. As American case counts continue to increase, this ban may likely last into the fall or even into 2021.
Prime Minister Minnis also states the country’s Bahamasair airline is immediately stopping outbound flights to the United States. While cruise ships will not be operating until at least October, this ban applies to commercial vessels too.
So far, other Caribbean nations are keeping their borders open to American tourists. However, we may see other Caribbean travel bans if the various islands see their local case counts increase.