During his national address on 19 July 2020, Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, announced a number of enforcement measures to assist in the Government’s comprehensive national strategy in the battle against COVID-19.

Among the enforcement measures is the suspension of some international commercial flights and commercial vessels into The Bahamas.

As of Wednesday, 22 July 2020 at midnight, international commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers will not be permitted to enter our borders, except for commercial flights from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.

To read the Prime Minister’s full remarks, visit: opm.gov.bs/national-address.

UPDATE 24 July 2020: Prime Minister Minnis’ latest emergency orders on international travel for visitors now make it possible for travelers from all countries to enter the country, subjecting all visitors to a mandatory 14-day government quarantine.

Clause 26 of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19 Pandemic)(No. 2) Order issued Wednesday, states that visitors arriving on an international commercial air travel must, at their own expense, submit to quarantine at a government facility for 14 days and undergo an RT-PCR COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test at the end of the 14-day period, also at the visitor’s expense.

To read the Emergency Powers in full, visit: opm.gov.bs