Will the Bahamas be Open to International Flights in July?
International Commercial Flights Operating by July 1st?
The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office states that:
“International commercial flights are due to be allowed to operate inbound and outbound from 1 July. Restrictions also apply to inter-island travel with new rules from 8 June. Cruise ships are not allowed to dock and disembark.”
Initial plans to reinstate tourism to the Bahamas have been announced, and a target date of July 1 to reopen commercial flight is underway. American Airlines has announced that they will resume international flights to Nassau and Exuma beginning July 7.
A Five Phase Plan for Reopening:
According to The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, “…the July 1 reopening date is tentative and subject to change based on COVID-19 trends, namely, if there is a deterioration in improvement or if government and health organizations determine that the protocols and procedures are not in place sufficiently to warrant an opening.”
Flights Continue to Return Bahamians and Residents Home:
According to The Office of Prime Minister Minnis, the repatriation of Bahamians who have remained abroad due to recent travel restrictions resumed in May with scheduled flights from Florida. This is the second such exercise post-Covid outbreak, and those flying must meet the required protocols, including a COVID-19 negative test before booking directly through Bahamasair.
It’s all about getting back to chartering!
We’ll continue to keep you updated with the resources we’re using to follow current travel information and how it’s affecting our industry.
Next up: the latest travel info pertaining to The British Virgin Islands.
As the air travel industry adjusts to the current global climate, our chartering community will continue to work together to keep each other informed and hopeful. Because we know we’ll be back on the water soon.
Contact Jenny with questions about your upcoming chartering options.