10 December 2020
It has come to my attention that the government is charging $25 for the health visa for travel to the Family Islands.
It is patently absurd and should immediately be stopped.
There is already a requirement to have a negative RT-PCR molecular test to travel to the Family Islands from Nassau and Grand Bahama.
Those tests cost at least $125 and up to $225.
But this new charge places additional burdens on Bahamians who want to return home to the Family Islands.
I ask that this decision be reversed immediately.
It flies in the face of good sense and once again burdens Bahamians at a time of great economic upheaval.