The provisions governing the admission of foreign visitors to The Bahamas were changed in order to create a uniform standard of treatment for all Visitors to The Bahamas during this Pandemic Emergency.
The creation of a uniform framework means that there is no longer any need to create any list of countries from which The Bahamas would accept commercial flights; which list thereby excluded other countries. Further, it eliminates the need to continuously add or delete countries, as their circumstances might change.
Importantly, it allows for the protection of the Bahamian People from the possible dangers of travel-related contagion in a manner which is consistent with our Treaty obligations, and also with the provisions of the Chicago Convention, which regulates international Air Transport.
The Hon. Carl Bethel, QC
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs
Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs
Nassau, The Bahamas