From 19 June, the Government of The Bahamas is removing another COVID-19 requirement for international visitors.
amely, as GAC recently informed, the Bahamas Travel Health Visa is no longer required to enter the country. However, testing requirements remain, as follows:
- Vaccinated travellers, as well as children aged 2-11, may present either a negative RT-PCR test or a Rapid Antigen test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to travel.
- Unvaccinated travellers aged 12 and older must submit a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to travel.
Besides having to test negative before flying to the Bahamas, visitors must also follow on-island guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing.
On the same wavelength, South Korea announced new regulations for crew changes from 8 June. More specifically:
- Off-signers no longer need to undergo a PCR test before disembarking. Instead they must take the test within 1 day of disembarking in Korea. Any positive result must be reported to the authorities and the individual must undergo quarantine, to be completed before leaving Korea.
- Visa is no longer required for crew. On-signers with a valid seaman’s book can enter and sail from Korea with EDI submission.
- 7-days quarantine is no longer required for on- and off-signers.