Bahamas Officially Bans American Tourists

 

The summer is coming to an end and most people still want to travel despite COVID-19. A few islands are letting Americans visit with a mandatory quarantine but the Bahamas won’t be one of those islands. The prime minister of the Bahamas announced on Sunday that visitors from the US are currently banned from visiting the island. 

 

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said the number of cases had almost tripled since the Bahamas began reopening its borders July 1. The total number of cases had risen to 153, he said, with most of the new cases appearing on one of the country’s largest islands, Grand Bahama according to NBC News. The ban will be in effect starting Wednesday and will include a ban on most international flights. 

 

Minnis also announced the closure of beach and parks along with a nightly curfew for Grand Bahama. If you are returning to the Bahamas there will be testing requirements upon your arrival. 

 

 

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