Travel Agent Appreciation

CDC Makes Changes, Bahamas Encouraged

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation says that it encouraged following the updated travel advisory issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reducing its travel recommendation for The Bahamas from a Level 4 to a Level 3 destination.

Deputy Prime Minister, The Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Bahamas Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, said that: “The lowering of the CDC advisory is encouraging as we make positive progress towards tourism recovery. Cases of the virus in The Bahamas have been reduced significantly, which has also led to the relaxation of after-arrival testing requirements and other restrictions. With the participation of all Bahamians in following health and safety precautions, we’re confident this positive trajectory towards a new normal will continue.”

The CDC’s COVID-19 Travel Health Notice is a four-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.

The Bahamas has enacted several measures to guard against community transmission of the virus, including widespread free testing and vaccine availability, public education efforts and the distribution of free medical-grade masks for all citizens and residents of The Bahamas.

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