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March 30, 2020

While there has been a decline in travel worldwide due to concerns regarding COVID-19, Tropic Ocean Airways continues to serve our partners and customers throughout Florida, The Bahamas and the Caribbean.  Although we have temporarily suspended our regularly scheduled flights, we continue to provide much needed support for the movement of cargo, critical supplies, and any other flight requests.  If you are interested in booking a flight, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Tropic Ocean Airways is committed to the safety of our guests and employees while delivering the highest level of service possible. We are closely monitoring coronavirus to remain prepared for any significant changes that may occur.

To ease concerns about upcoming travel, Tropic Ocean Airways will be waiving change fees for guests affected by government travel restrictions. Please see below for the latest updates to travel restrictions along with additional guidance.

In our lounges, professional spaces, and aircraft, we are utilizing high-grade disinfectants and multipurpose cleaners to mitigate contamination and maintain a sanitary environment for our employees and guests. To learn more about how you can stay healthy while traveling, visit the CDC website at cdc.gov/coronavirus.

If you have booked travel with Tropic Ocean Airways and are subject to Bahamian travel restrictions, please contact customer service at customerservice@flytropic.com or +1 (800) 767-0897 to discuss any necessary changes to your travel itinerary.

Thank you for trusting Tropic Ocean Airways with your unique travel needs, we look forward to seeing you on your next adventure.

Sincerely,

Rob Ceravolo

CEO

 

 

Current Travel Restrictions 

United States:

White House Statement (3/11/20)

Whitehouse.gov

RESTRICTING TRAVEL FROM IMPACTED AREAS: The United States is taking further action to curb the spread of the coronavirus to the United States from other countries.

  • President Trump is issuing a proclamation under section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to restrict travel to the United States from foreign nationals who have recently been in certain European countries. (In addition to China, Iran & S. Korea)
  • The restriction applies to foreign nationals who have been in the Schengen Area, 26 countries in Europe with open borders agreements, in the last 14 days.
  • Affected European countries include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
  • Additionally, the United States is restricting entry of persons who were physically present in the United Kingdom, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe, or the Republic of Ireland during the last 14 days.
  • In accordance with current Customs and Border Patrol guidance, individuals that have traveled to the countries listed above will be restricted from entering the United States.

Bahamas:

The Bahamas has issued travel restrictions for people entering from select countries. Non-residents who have visited China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe (Effective Thursday, March 19th) within the last 20 days will be restricted from entering the Bahamas. Bahamian citizens returning from these jurisdictions will be subject to quarantine measures or self-isolation upon arrival and are expected to follow the protocols of the Ministry of Health. Note: *If you are exhibiting symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, regardless of travel history, guests may be denied entry by the Bahamian Government.*

Additional Information:
U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas
Bahamas Travel Restrictions
BVI Corona Virus Updates

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