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Posted by: admin | January 14th, 2021

The Bahamas Poised to Seamlessly Integrate New CDC Order into Existing Protocols

NASSAU, Bahamas, January 13, 2021 – Yesterday, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) announced that all air passengers flying to the U.S. from a foreign country will
be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test (PCR or Antigen test), taken no
more than 3 days prior to the flight. This new regulation will apply to all travellers ages 2 and
older, including U.S. citizens and international travellers. The order will go into effect on
January 26, 2021.

Furthermore, any person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last three months must
be prepared to show documentation of recovery, which consists of proof of their positive viral
test, coupled with a letter from a healthcare provider or a public health official, providing
clearance to travel. Airlines will be responsible for confirming the negative test result or
documentation of recovery for all passengers before they board, and will deny boarding to any
person who does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to
take a test. Read more