NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (BMOTIA) is closely tracking the progress of Hurricane Fiona as it is projected to move near or to the east of the Southeast Bahamas as early as Tuesday morning.
A tropical storm watch is now in effect for islands of the Southeast Bahamas including Inagua, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Island and Ragged Island, indicating that tropical storm conditions could affect the islands within 48 hours.
Hotels throughout the islands are activating hurricane preparedness plans and cruise ships are diverting itineraries accordingly.
At this time, all airports and ports in The Bahamas remain open for business; however, residents and visitors are advised to check directly with airlines and hotels regarding possible impacts on travel plans. Travellers should note that it is normal for some hotels in the Out Islands to close for the fall season for planned renovations and refurbishment and should check with hotels directly regarding regularly scheduled closures.
The Bahamas is an archipelago with more than 700 islands and cays, spread over 100,000 square miles; there could be a tropical storm or hurricane warning for parts of the country while other parts remain unaffected.