Daniel Durazo, the public affairs officer at the US Embassy in Nassau, said there are no minimum cash requirements for travelling to the US.
The claim was made in a tabloid story recirculated on social media yesterday.
Mr Durazo said: “That story is completely false. There are no minimum cash requirements for travelling to the US.
“To be clear: Pre-clearance requirements for Bahamians travelling to the US have not changed.
“As has been the case, for all flights departing Nassau International Airport while pre-clearance operations are open (between 9am and 6.30pm), Bahamians may continue to travel through pre-clearance without a visa by meeting the requirements at https://www.dhs. gov/news/2019/09/09/ visa-requirements-bahamas-citizens-travelling-united-states.
“We remind everyone that ultimately CBP officers evaluate every application for admission to the United States on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with existing laws and regulations. In other words, each person’s travel situation is unique, and is ultimately evaluated as such.”