The Bahamas: U.S. travelers now welcomed; must quarantine for 14 days

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Eric L Martin | Chubby Diaries

Just days after announcing that U.S. travelers were banned from The Bahamas, officials reversed their decision.

The Caribbean nation will now welcome arrivals from all countries, with updated guidelines and restrictions in place after a rise in positive COVID-19 tests since reopening borders to international travel on July 1.

All visitors will require a 14 day quarantine upon arrival to the Bahamas, staying in a government-run facility at their own expense. They will then have to undergo a real-time PCR COVID-19 test at the end of their isolation period, according to the new Emergency Powers Order.

Prime Minister Minnis also announced late Friday that the Bahamas has reinstated on-island guidelines, includes weekend lockdowns and weekly curfews, beach closures, dining restrictions, and the discontinuation of inter-island travel.

As of July 26, there are 16 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to The Bahamas Ministry of Health, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 342. Grand Bahama, which has the most number of cases, is currently in a two-week lockdown.

Eric L. Martin Chubby Diaries Travel Analyst. He writes on the latest Travel News and much more.

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