The Bahamas government announced that it had lifted the travel ban from its neighbouring islands – Haiti and Cuba, resuming flights to both the countries.
Press Secretary of the Prime Minister – Clint Watson made the announcement, noting that one of the Bahamas airlines – Bahamasair, resumed flight services to Haiti and Cuba.
He cited, “There will be two flights per week, Bahamasair: One to Cap Haitien, which was on Thursday, and the other to Port-au-Prince, which will be on Saturday. There will be four flights to Cuba each week”.
Besides this, while comparing islands’ COVID vaccination rate with other countries, the Press Secretary informed that so far, Bahamas has vaccinated more than 40 per cent of its population, while Haiti has been only able to vaccinate one per cent of its population.
He further noted that as per the statistics released in the month of October, Jamaica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines has only been able to vaccinate less than 20 per cent of their total populations.
The ban was imposed on the countries to curb the spread of the deadliest virus as the infections were rising in these Caribbean nations.
COVID-19 in the Bahamas:
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the Bahamas has reported a total of 22,655 coronavirus infections. On the other hand, there are a total of 671 people who lost their lives to the contagious COVID-19 virus.
Apart from this, the Bahamas is now kept in Level 3 travel advisory from Level 4 by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -(CDC), making it a low-risk destination for travellers.
The island country saw a decline in its daily COVID-19 infections while witnessing an increase in the number of inoculated population, following which it has been placed in the Level 3 by CDC.