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Bahamas To Welcome International Travelers On July 1, What You Need To Know

Its no doubt that the government imposed restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic has left many feeling cramped, anxious and isolated these past few months. However, Bahamas real estate has remained on the top of peoples minds, with an increased number of site visitors as people have a new found interest in our islands as a safe haven.

Well, like a number of other destinations in the Caribbean reliant on tourism, The Bahamas is now ready to welcome international travelers back to its beautiful shores come July 1. In fact, as of June 15, yachters, boaters and private pilots will be allowed to travel to The Bahamas.

While The Bahamas certainly has not been unscathed by the COVID-19 pandemic, for wary travelers, the islands offer not only tranquility and hospitality but are not as densely populated (easier social distancing) and with the exception ofBiminiand New Providence have been COVID-19 free. We have seen an uptick of people searching for properties for sale in The Bahamas.

Nonetheless, government and tourism industry stakeholders have formulated guidelines and restrictions which are outlined in a Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan.

Notably, travelers will have their temperature checked at airports, and they must wear face masks in any situation where it is necessary to enforce physical distancing guidelines, while navigating security and customs screenings, and at baggage claim. In a recent update, Tourism Minister Dionisio DAguilar announced travelers will need a COVID-19 negative test to enter the country as well as a completed Travel Health Card.

Shuttle and taxi drivers must now reduce their passenger capacity by 50 per cent and cannot have travelers sitting in the front passenger seat. Travelers must also wear face masks in the vehicles.

Hotels will distribute hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to guests, and elevator capacity will be limited. Buffets will not reopen, at least for now for now with all meals will be single or prepackaged.

Employees at hotels will also be subject to temperature checks, while restaurant staff are required to wear masks and gloves at all times.

If youre looking to travel to The Bahamas, please check hotel availability. Resorts such as Sandals Royal Bahamian, Baha Mar and Melia have indicated that they will not reopen until Fall. Atlantis will however reopen in July and the islands also feature numerous boutique resorts that will be open once international travel is allowed.

Real Estate offices are re-opened and ready to serve eager clientele. Please browse our website and preview our many islands and wide array of real estate options, such as beachfront homes, waterfront condos, ocean view lots, private estates, private islands, new developments and commercial opportunities.

Our team at Selling Bahamas can answer any questions you may have and provide you with a buyers guide that covers the most frequently asked questions. Service is our Specialty and we are glad to welcome visitors back to our shores!

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