The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation has responded positively to the updated travel advisory issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that reduces its travel recommendation for The Bahamas from a Level 3 to a Level 2 destination.
The CDC evaluates lower risk due to decreased COVID-19 case counts as well as lower case trajectory. Vaccine coverage rates and performance also play a role in the CDC’s determination of advisory levels. This recent change is an indication that our diligence is proving successful in minimizing the spread and for that we are very proud.
However, officials note that although the updated travel protocols combined with on-island restrictions remain the frontline of defense, “we cannot let our guard down, especially over the holiday season and into the New Year. We continue to evolve as the virus evolves and vigilance will be imperative as precautions will continue to remain in place to ensure that safety remains of the utmost importance for residents and visitors.”
Deputy Prime Minister, The Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Bahamas Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, said: “We view this lowered advisory favourably as it is proof that our protocols and protective measures to combat COVID-19 in The Bahamas are working. However, this is not the time to let up on our stringent protocols which are working to keep both visitors and the Bahamian people safe. I ask that all those enjoying the beauty of our islands remember this pandemic is not over and that it is our collective responsibility to do our part to help stop the spread.”
For more, go to www.Bahamas.com/travelupdates .