New travel requirements announced for Eleuthera and Harbour Island

In accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID-19 Pandemic) (Risk Management) (No. 4) (Amendment) (No. 10) Order, 2021, persons traveling from Harbour Island and Eleuthera will now be required to undergo a RTPCR COVID-19 test in order to obtain a travel health visa.

The requirement is effective Thursday 1 April 2021 and applies to persons older than 10 years of age traveling from Harbour Island and Eleuthera, to other parts of The Bahamas. This does not apply to travel between mainland Eleuthera and its surrounding islands and cays.

Travelers from Eleuthera and Harbour Island will also now be required to take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on the fifth day after arrival to their destination within The Bahamas and submit the results to the Ministry of Health online via the health travel website.

The inter-island testing requirements are expected to be eased with the acceleration of the COVID-19 vaccination roll out.

To read the complete Order please visit www.opm.gov.bs

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31 March 2021
Office of the Prime Minister
Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Contact:opmcommunications@bahamas.gov.bs
Website: www.opm.gov.bs

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