Bahamas nixes US travel ban, implements 14-day quarantine for visitors

NASSAU, Bahamas (WSVN) — Government officials in the Bahamas have reversed course on closing their borders to U.S. travelers, but visitors are expected to quarantine upon arrival for two weeks.

In a statement issued Saturday, Bahamian officials said the change came in order to create a uniform standard for visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.

Officials said visitors are required to quarantine in a government facility for 14 days.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for American Airlines said it is planning to resume flights to the Bahamas in September, and the government’s reversal will not change that.

For more details about travel guidelines to the Bahamas, click here.

Anyone with questions and concerns about the coronavirus can call the Florida Department of Health’s 24-hour hotline at 1-866-779-6121.

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