COVID-19 Updates

Information about borders and travel restrictions

After more than 2 years, Argentina has finally reopened its doors to all travelers. As of April, the country has normalized entry requirements to the conditions prior to the pandemic.

REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:

UPON RETURN TO THE U.S:

Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers entering the United States are required to have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day prior to boarding the flight back to the US (the specific time of the test is not relevant, they simply consider the day of the week), or have documentation proving recovery from COVID-19 within the last 3 months. The result must read ‘negative’ or ‘not detected’. It won’t be accepted if it reads ‘invalid’. Testing will be available at the lodges. A nurse is taken to the lodge and she/he will take the test for all current guests so you won’t lose any time during your trip, and it will take just a few minutes. 

Chile’s borders are now open for travelers. Please find below all the information you need for your next trip, regarding COVID-19 requirements.

  1. To have completed a vaccination program (2 doses), which must be validated at mevacuno.gob.cl before entering Chile.
  2. Negative PCR taken 72 hours before boarding. This requirement is for every person over the age of 2.
  3. Complete the “Traveler’s Affidavit” form online up to 48 hours before boarding. This form will provide a QR code as a means of verification and is available at www.c19.cl
  4. Have health insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 30,000 that includes coverage for any expenses arising from Covid-19.
  5. All persons over two years of age must undergo a mandatory PCR test performed upon arrival to Chile and keep a quarantine until a negative result of the PCR or antigen is obtained. People who do not have their vaccines validated must undergo quarantine for 7 days, even if the result of the PCR is negative. All travelers entering must comply with the mandatory tracking for 10 days.

If you want to see frequent and in-depth updates, please visit Chile’s official travel page.

The Bahamas are open, with health and safety measures in place, and the fishing has been incredible this season at Bair’s Lodge
PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:

Vaccinated individuals will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival in The Bahamas

Unvaccinated individuals must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR Test (including PCR, NAA, NAAT, TMA or RNA) taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival, and present to the operator of the airline or vessel on which they are traveling. The test must return a negative result for entry.

All persons, regardless of their vaccination status must:

  • All persons traveling to The Bahamas, and those traveling interisland, are required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa at https://travel.gov.bs/.You can add your trip up to 3 days before your arrival date.
  • As part of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, travelers will be required to opt-in to COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. The cost of insurance is included in the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application fee.
  • All travelers are required to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test on the 5th day after their arrival. We will do the testing at the lodge with no additional charge. This test replaces the previous second-day test. The 5th day test is included in the traveller’s Travel Visa purchase if they are staying 5 nights or more.

Effective 27 December 2021, any person presenting test results older than three days (72 hours) will not be allowed entry into The Bahamas.

UPON RETURN TO THE U.S:

Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers entering the United States are required to have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 days prior to entry, or have documentation proving recovery from COVID-19 within the last 3 months. Either of these methods will be required prior to boarding your flight back to the US. We will do the rapid antigen testing at the lodge with no additional charge.

Here you will find a helpful document that you can reference to help you with any questions you may have about testing under the new orders. If you want to see frequent and in-depth updates, please visit COVID-19 Status – The Bahamas.