The Bahamas announced that it would ban Americans from entering effective July 22. This is a reversal from an earlier policy for U.S. travelers. The change comes only three weeks after the Bahamas reopened its borders to travelers.
The cost of this Certificate is $263. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have not been convicted of an indictable offence, “demonstrate good character,” provide proof of employment and have sufficient income.
“Regrettably, the situation here at home has already deteriorated since we began the reopening of our domestic economy,” said Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, who has been serving as the island nation’s acting health minister since May. “It has deteriorated at an exponential rate since we reopened our international borders."
“Our current situation demands decisive action, if we are to avoid being overrun and defeated by this virus,” Minnis said. “We cannot allow our hospitals to be overrun. Many priorities must be balanced, be they health, social and economic.”