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Posted by: carmel | April 29th, 2020

NASSAU, Bahamas, April 28, 2020 – The Bahamas Prime Minister, The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, announced that the Emergency Order, “Emergency Powers (COVID 19) (NO. 11) Order, 2020,” will remain in effect until May 30, 2020. Full details of this order and the previous Emergency Order may be found at opmbahamas.com.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is following guidance from the Bahamas Ministry of Health and other government agencies pertaining to the country’s Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19. Please visit the Bahamas Ministry of Health’s website for the latest information on COVID-19 cases in The Bahamas.

The current Emergency Order impacts travellers in the following ways:

  • No visitor shall be permitted to enter and disembark for any reason including transiting through The Bahamas.
  • The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) has closed the Lynden Pindling International Airport and all other airports throughout The Bahamas are closed to incoming flights carrying passengers.
  • Airlines are permitted, with proper approval, to fly empty aircraft into The Bahamas to retrieve international visitors and return them to their home country.
  • All sea ports shall be closed to regional and international seafaring and private boating.
  • Air and sea restrictions do not apply to: cargo flights or cargo ships, commercial courier flights, emergency medical flights or emergency flights approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.
  • All international visitors currently in The Bahamas should be prepared to stay for an indefinite period of time.
  • No person shall offer for hire or seek to travel on any mail boat, sailing inter island, except for transport of freight; or inter island private commercial sea transport.
  • All resorts and hotels on Nassau, Grand Bahama Island and the Out Islands are currently closed to international travellers. Please see Full Press Release for a full list of when these resorts plan to reopen.