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The Bahamas unveils its plans for tourism recovery

The Bahamas unveils its plans for tourism recovery

Minister of Tourism & Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar announced that The Bahamas will enter Phase 3 of its Tourism Readiness & Recovery Plan on October 15.

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Following the safe moving into Phase 3, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, along with the Ministry of Health and other government agencies, will propose a suitable date for reopening stalls, select attractions, casinos, cruises and ferries to start Phase 4.

D'Aguilar also confirmed that a 14-day Vacation-In-Place (VIP) is required for all hotel guests, giving guests access to all facilities, including spas, gyms, bars and more. Phase 3 will also see the reopening on November 1, of attractions, excursions and tours.

Leading up to the reopening, the Bahamas Tourism & Aviation Ministry is working with airline partners to secure direct airlift from key markets where the curve was flattened.

The Bahamas Tourism & Aviation Ministry has said its top priority is the health and safety of its citizens, residents and visitors.

The Bahamian Government announced new entry requirements, including an approved Bahamas health visa (basically an on-line survey) and evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than five days before arrival. The only applicants not required to carry out a COVID-19 test are children under the age of 10 and air pilots and crew who stay in The Bahamas overnight.

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