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Bahamas resort offers free private flights or courtesy stays for guests who test positive for COVID-19

A resort within the Bahamas has a singular provide through the pandemic. Company of Baha Mar, situated on the island of New Windfall, who check constructive for COVID-19 whereas staying on the resort can get both a free non-public aircraft experience to the U.S. or a complimentary two-week keep.

“Baha Mar is elevating the bar once more by taking the unprecedented step to be the primary and solely resort to offer courtesy non-public jet service again to the US or a free keep for company who check constructive for COVID-19 previous to departure from the resort,” the corporate says on its web site. 

Company who select to remain on the resort will likely be positioned in a courtesy suite to quarantine and get a eating credit score of $150 per particular person, per day, for as much as 14 days, or till the visitor exams damaging for COVID-19, in accordance with the resort. 

If a visitor needs to depart the Bahamas upon testing constructive for COVID-19, the resort can pay for personal air journey to the continental U.S. for them and their instant household. 

As long as the resort is the primary vacation spot guests go to whereas within the Bahamas, they’re eligible for the provide. The initiative is a part of the resorts “Journey with Confidence'” program. 

“It’s our hope that via this program, our company will really feel assured when reserving a stick with us, in addition to valued and supported by the Baha Mar household ought to any points come up throughout their journey,” the corporate stated.

Folks coming to the U.S. from the Bahamas are required to check damaging for COVID-19 earlier than they board their flight, in accordance with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. The CDC has additionally categorised the Bahamas as having a “excessive” degree of COVID-19, that means that “vacationers ought to keep away from all nonessential journey.” 

New Windfall can be underneath a each day curfew from 10 p.m. to five a.m., in accordance with the Workplace of the Prime Minister.

The resort has carried out security measures to curtail the unfold of the coronavirus. Company can obtain complimentary speedy antigen exams as quickly as they arrive and as they’re making ready to depart. Baha Mar additionally mandates masks in public areas, and social distancing. 

The nation’s COVID dashboard has not been up to date since September, however Johns Hopkins experiences that the nation has had simply over 8,600 confirmed instances over the previous yr. 

“When instances have gone up we tightened measures to avoid wasting lives. When the instances diminished, we responsibly loosened the measures to permit extra openness,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis stated on March 7 whereas addressing the nation’s vaccine rollout. 

HIGHLIGHTS: COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE BY PRIME MINISTER MINNIS, 7 MARCH 2021

-Rollout of first 20,000 doses will start…

Posted by Workplace of the Prime Minister – The Bahamas on Sunday, March 7, 2021

The nation received its first 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on March 10. 

“As I’ve stated earlier than, please ignore the faux information about COVID-19 vaccines. Lies and misinformation are being unfold on the Web and social media. This nonsense is designed to make you afraid of vaccines,” he stated. “…Getting vaccinated is the way in which for us to start to begin to finish these tough and laborious instances.”

 

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