The Bahamas Reopens for Private Aviation, Boaters

bahamas flights aztecA sandbar off the coast of southern Eleuthera.

The Bahamas has begun the phased reopening of its tourism industry, officially reopening its borders for international boaters, yachters and private aviation. 

A COVID-19 RT-PRC negative swab test is required for entry, and must be presented upon arrival. 

Results need to be no more than 10 days old, according to the government of The Bahamas. 

Private pilots who do not deplane do not need to take a test, nor do children under the age of 2. 

All travelers must complete an Electronic Health Declaration prior to departure. 

It should be noted that no quarantine if required upon arrival if all of the aforementioned steps have been taken. 

For boaters, marinas must be informed at least 48 hours prior to a vessel’s arrival. 

The Bahamas is reopening its borders for international air travel on July 1. 

— CJ