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Another return flight from Fla. set for Friday

Another Bahamasair flight to bring home Bahamian citizens, residents and work permit holders who are stuck abroad is scheduled to leave Fort Lauderdale on Friday afternoon, according to Bahamasair Managing Director Tracy Cooper.

The flight will also take passengers from Nassau to Fort Lauderdale.

“Bahamasair also advises that persons wishing to travel from New Providence to Fort Lauderdale can confirm bookings on the outbound flight scheduled to leave Nassau on Friday, May 29th, at 10 a.m.,” Cooper said in a press release.

The tickets are $150, but existing Bahamasair tickets can be used and travel dates can be changed without any penalties.

Cooper noted that those wishing to return to The Bahamas on one of those flights, must book online and email a copy of their negative COVID-19 test to Bahamasair, which will then verify with Bahamian health officials that the lab where the test was conducted is approved.

So far, more than 300 people, who had been stuck abroad since the country’s borders were closed in late March in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, have returned to the country on several Bahamasair flights.

On Saturday, a flight brought home 135 Bahamians and residents who had been stuck abroad.

The repatriation exercise had been temporarily suspended after it was revealed that a passenger traveling to Grand Bahama on May 8 had tested positive for COVID-19.

That man was later assessed by health officials, who said they determined that he did not pose a threat to the other passengers.

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Rachel Knowles

Rachel joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2019. Rachel covers national issues. Education: University of Virginia in Charlottesville, BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish

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