Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas (March 15, 2020)
On March 15, the Bahamas’ Ministry of Health announced a confirmed case of COVID-19 in New Providence.
The Ministry of Health is providing updates on COVID-19 on its website.
On March 5, the Government of the Bahamas’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release regarding updated border control and quarantine measures for persons traveling to The Bahamas from selected countries as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in those countries.
Any non-resident who has visited China, South Korea, Iran, or Italy in the last twenty (20) days will be denied entry into The Bahamas. Bahamian citizens and residents returning from these four (4) countries will now be subjected to quarantine measures for a maximum of fourteen (14) days.
The Ministry of Health COVID-19 hotline numbers for the public are:
- +1-242-376-9350 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
- +1-242-376-9387 (8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.)
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in The Bahamas.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.