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Posted by: carmel | March 24th, 2020

The impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow, therefore, we want to keep you informed on the status here in the Bahamas.

It is of the utmost importance that we maintain vigilance against further infection, and follow all suggested preventive measures and updates to ensure the continued health of residents and visitors alike.

In an effort to be as transparent as possible, we wanted to share with you updates from our Government, and keep you informed on policies and measures that are being taken to combat the disease.

On Tuesday, March 23, 2019, Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, addressed the nation, announcing a 24-hour curfew and the closure of public beaches. See address National Address Emergency Powers 2.   This announcement follows his address given in the House of Assembly regarding Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 .  Emergency orders are scheduled to expire on March 31st, 2020.

Ports

“As it relates to ports, all airports and docks have been ordered closed. Airports are closed to incoming international flights carrying visitors, and all seaports are closed to regional and international seafarers and private boating.

Outgoing flights and ships are permitted under the Order, as well as cargo flights and cargo ships, commercial courier flights, emergency medical flights and emergency flights approved by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Mailboats are permitted to continue inter-island cargo and freight services; however, they may not carry passengers.”

*Should you have upcoming travel during the 24-hour curfew, please contact your carrier directly.

Beaches

“All public beaches are closed.”

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