Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation Statement on Updated CDC Travel Advisory

NASSAU, Bahamas, 18 January 2022– The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation has taken note of the updated travel advisory issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revising its Travel Health Notice recommendation for The Bahamas to a Level 4 destination.

The CDC’s COVID-19 Travel Health Notice is a 4-level system that categorizes international destinations with thresholds based on the number of COVID-19 cases. Travel Health Notices are raised or lowered when case counts and testing metrics meet appropriate thresholds. A level is raised when case counts remain at a higher level for 14 consecutive days and is lowered when cases remain at a reduced level for 28 consecutive days.

“We expect that the Travel Health Notice level for The Bahamas will continue to fluctuate throughout the course of this pandemic, as it has for all countries” said Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Bahamas Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation. “We experienced a surge of cases due to the Omicron variant, which is true for countries around the world. It appears that we are getting past this wave, and our case numbers are trending downward. We anticipate once again being included within the lower levels in due course.”

The Government of The Bahamas has enacted several measures to guard against community transmission of the virus, including widespread free testing, public education efforts and the distribution of free medical-grade masks for all citizens and residents of The Bahamas. Travellers wishing to visit The Bahamas should visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates for information on travel and entry requirements.

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PRESS INQUIRIES
Anita Johnson-Patty
General Manager, Global Communications
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation
ajohnson@bahamas.com

Weber Shandwick
Public Relations
Bahamas@webershandwick.com

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