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Bahamas amends travel protocols for all

The Bahamas has suspended a mandatory COVID-19 reverse transcription-PCR testing requirement originally scheduled to take effect on January 7.

As pilots, we spend a lot of time looking up at the sky, dreaming of flying or analyzing the weather. But in the Bahamas, you’ll be mesmerized by all the shades of blue in the ocean.

Effective January 4, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism announced that it has officially suspended the mandatory RT-PCR testing requirement for vaccinated travelers scheduled to begin January 7, and will continue to allow all vaccinated people, and children ages 2 through 11, to continue to present either a negative rapid antigen test or a negative RT-PCR test.

All unvaccinated travelers, ages 12 and up, must show a negative RT-PCR test. Acceptable tests include NAAT, PCR, RNA, RT-PCR, or TMA.

All travelers from other countries, regardless of vaccination status, are required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days prior to the date of arrival.

In addition, if you are planning to stay for more than 48 hours (two nights), you will be required to take a rapid antigen test, regardless of vaccination status.

As COVID-19 travel restrictions continue to change and evolve, it’s important to keep checking back with your destination for the most up-to-date information.

Niki Britton

eMedia Content Producer
eMedia Content Producer Niki Britton joined AOPA in 2021. She is a private pilot who enjoys flying her 1969 Cessna 182 and taking aerial photographs.
Topics: Bahamas, Travel, International Travel

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