The Commonwealth of The Bahamas closed its airports and seaports to international visitors on March 24, 2020.
It reopened ports to everyone on July 1.
As of July 19, the government is closing its borders again — but only to Americans.
Citing an increase in coronavirus spikes in its own country and recognizing surges in the U.S., the Bahamian government halted outgoing travel to the U.S. and said that incoming travel will be banned effective July 22.
“Visitors from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union will still be permitted to visit as long as they can show proof of a negative COVID-19 RT PCR test from an accredited laboratory taken within 10 days of their arrival.”– Miami Herald, July 19, 2020
Considering that the U.S., and especially Florida, represent the largest percentage of visitors to the Bahamas, this news is embarrassing.
What will be the next island to ban American tourists during the busy summer season? Aruba? Bermuda? Dominican Republic? Jamaica? St. Lucia? Turks and Caicos?