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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of State are advising Americans not to travel to the Bahamas as of Aug. 23, due to COVID-19.
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“Avoid travel to the Bahamas,” says the CDC. “If you must travel to the Bahamas, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel. Because of the current situation in the Bahamas, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants.”
As of Monday, Aug. 23, there were 150 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Bahamas, down from just over 100 a week ago on Aug. 16, according to data from the World Health Organization. Reuters reports that the Bahamas is averaging almost 100 new cases daily.
On May 1, the Bahamas welcomed back fully vaccinated visitors, exempting them from testing requirements.
Featured photo of empty beach in Nassau, Bahamas, by Melissa Alcena/Bloomberg/Getty Images.
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