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Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS)

Last Updated: Aug. 10, 2020, 12:21 p.m.

  • Jonathan Hanna
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  • Airport Website
  • Airport COVID 19 Website
  • Are passengers required to complete a government or airport issued pre-travel health declaration form?
  • Yes

  • Weblink to the health declaration form
  • https://travel.gov.bs

  • Weblink to more information (who requires the declaration?)
  • https://www.bahamas.com/tags/covid-19

  • Can the health declaration form be completed online?
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to undergo a test for COVID-19 before starting their journey?
  • Yes

  • Please provide details and/or supporting weblinks
  • https://www.bahamas.com/pressroom/protocols-entry-bahamas

  • Are passengers required to carry a test certificate?
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests or screening?
  • No

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for international departures?
  • 3 Hours

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for domestic departures?
  • 2 Hours

  • Is the public (non-passengers) restricted from entering the public areas of the airport (e.g. departures, arrivals hall)?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Only ticketed passengers and essential airport workers are allowed to enter the facility with the exception for passengers with restricted mobility and unaccompanied minors that may need additional assistance.

  • Are exceptions made for accompanying persons assisting minors traveling alone or persons with disabilities, including those with reduced mobility?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Only ticketed passengers and essential airport workers are allowed to enter the facility with the exception for passengers with restricted mobility and unaccompanied minors that may need additional assistance.

  • Does the airport provide self-service kiosks for printing boarding pass and bag tag?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • The airport does not but the airlines have proprietary kiosks at their respective counters.

  • Does the airport implement a sanitization process for kiosk touch screens to enable the disinfection of the screen between each use?
  • No

  • Is the access to airport checkpoint security touchless/does it reduce the need for document exchange/handling?
  • No

  • Is the airport boarding process touchless i.e. biometric or e-gates?
  • No

  • Are e-gates available at immigration entry points?
  • No

  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests on arrival?
  • No

  • Are passengers required to quarantine on arrival at the airport?
  • 14

  • Provide details:
  • 1. All passengers must apply at travel.gov.bs {click on the International Tab} for a Bahamas Health Visa and upload a COVID 19 test which displays the following characteristics:RT PCR test (not an antigen test nor an antibody test) A negative result. Valid for 10 days from the date the specimen was provided. Name and address of the accredited lab where test was performed. 2. For US based travelers, an accredited lab can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/clia/LabSearch.html Once at the webpage, scroll down to Advanced Search, click on Show and type in the zip code in which the traveler wishes to perform the coronavirus test. All accredited labs in the requested zip code are listed. For all travelers from other countries, labs that have been accredited by the local medical health officials should be used. 3. The only applicants for a Bahamas Health Visa that are not required to provide a COVID 19 test are:Children under the age of ten (10). Pilots and crew who remain overnight in The Bahamas. 4. No longer will exemptions exist for citizens and residents who make short trips overseas. QUARANTINE1. All visitors and returning residents are required to quarantine for fourteen (14) days upon arrival into The Bahamas. Quarantine can occur in one of the following:A private residence or rented accommodation (like AirBnB) where the person can quarantine in an unoccupied bedroom with its own connected bathroom. A hotel or private club where the person can quarantine in an unoccupied bedroom with its own connected bathroom. A private boat. If the traveler cannot quarantine in (a) or (b) or (c) above, they will be directed into a Government Mandated Quarantine Facility (Poinciania Inn on Bernard Road) at their own expense. 2. Upon arrival, every visitor or returning resident will be directed to the Ministry of Health officials at the airport or Port of Entry. They will declare the location of their intended quarantine site or their intention to utilize the Government Mandated Quarantine Facility. 3. Once Ministry of Health officials approve/verify the intended quarantine site, the HubbCat APP will be installed on their telephones for purposes of contact tracing to be performed exclusively by the COVID Enforcement Unit. 4. Once a room/site is declared as an approved quarantine site, no persons, other than those approved to quarantine in that site, will be allowed to enter that designated quarantine site for the entire quarantine period. 5. Once the fourteen (14) day quarantine period is completed, all persons intending to remain in the country will be required to complete another COVID 19 test, at their own expense, to exit quarantine. Exemptions to this requirement can be granted by the Chief Medical Officer or her designate. 6. Persons in mandatory quarantine, wishing to leave the country before the expiration of the fourteen (14) day mandatory quarantine period, can do so at any time without the need to perform another COVID 19 test once they inform the COVID Enforcement Unit. 7. A visitor who refuses to quarantine and have the HubbCat APP installed on their telephones for the purposes of contact tracing will be deported and placed in mandatory quarantine in a government facility until such deportation.

  • What, if any, protocols and precautions are in place for arriving passengers who are exiting the landside area?
  • No

  • Are drivers/meeters and greeters allowed to meet arriving passengers inside the terminal building?
  • No

  • Are there any specific measures for drivers/meeters and greeters meeting/collecting arriving passengers? (e.g., subject to health screening)
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • There are social distance markers placed on the exterior of the building for drivers to ensure that they are physically distanced. They are not allowed to enter the terminal facility.

  • Are there any special pick-up or curbside arrangements in place?
  • No

  • Is physical distancing required in airport?
  • Yes

  • What is the required physical distance?
  • 1.8 meter (6 feet)

  • Are there spacing marks on floors to guide passengers?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • While the required physical distance is 6 ft. in some areas this is difficult to adhere to and as such, facial coverings are mandatory for all essential airport workers and passengers as this 6 foot distance can't always be maintained.

  • Are physical distancing rules in place for elevators, escalators, and moving walkways?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Social distance markers are provided in all elevators throughout the facility advising persons where to stand.

  • Are limitations set for number of passengers on airport public ground transportation, e.g. shuttle busses, airport transit systems, etc.?
  • No

  • Are passengers required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Does the airport provide face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Can face coverings be purchased at the airport?
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to wear gloves?
  • No

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • All airport workers are required to wear facial coverings.

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear gloves?
  • No

  • Are passenger-facing staff subject to health screening?
  • No

  • What special COVID-19 cleaning/sterilization measures has the airport implemented? Provide details for areas such as restrooms, boarding areas, dining areas, etc.?
  • High touchpoint areas are sanitized at least every hour (or as needed) which include countertops, handrails,

  • Has the airport implemented physical distancing detection technology?
  • No

  • Has seating been adapted to support physical distancing in the following areas?
  • Boarding areas, Dining areas, Airport lounges,

  • Provide details
  • Signs have been placed in the boarding areas reminding persons to engage in physical distancing when sitting in that area. Dining area seating was reduced by as much as 30-40% and food and beverage locations have done the same.

  • Does the airport provide signage and announcements via PA system to encourage physical distancing measures in place?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Signs are placed throughout the facility to encourage physical distancing. Additionally signs are placed in all washrooms encouraging persons to engage in good hygiene which includes washing hands and good respiratory hygiene (coughing into the pit of your elbow etc.). Hand sanitizer signs are placed at each station indicating to passengers where they can sanitize their hands. Signs are placed on the entrance to all doors advising passengers that facial coverings are mandatory prior to entering the building.PA addresses are made every 10 minutes advising passengers to engage in social distancing, to wash their hands. Our CEO also has a message playing indicating the same.

  • Does the airport provide hand-sanitizing stations?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Yes

  • Is there a medical clinic located in or near the airport terminal/facility?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Yes

  • Does the airport provide a helpline to report COVID-19 concerns?
  • No

  • Does the airport app, airlines app, or other third-party apps provide wayfinding indoor maps for passengers?
  • No

  • Is there any mechanism, such as social media or mobile apps, to disseminate information to the travelling public?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • LPIA utilizes its website and its social media pages to disseminate information.

  • Are there any other particular processes in place to assist passengers with reduced mobility (wheelchair) or passengers with disabilities?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Yes

  • Does the airport provide self-service dining options, where passengers have limited contact with retail, food and beverage staff?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Yes

  • Does the airport have a ventilation filtration system that recycles air on a regular basis?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Yes

  • Does the airport offer any staff training program, relating to health or COVID-19?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Guidelines were sent out to the airport community advising on the health guidelines necessary to curb the spread of the virus. Additionally, specific information was sent out by department heads to assist their team members i.e. cleaning teams were sent videos to assist with training on how to clean/sanitize.