The Bahamas will close its borders to Americans starting Wednesday, July 22, 2020 because of a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the United States. There are some exemptions being granted for emergency and essential travel. The orders also close all beaches and parks and ban indoor dining, weddings, funerals, religious services and sporting events in Grand Bahama. Residents of Canada, the European Union, and the United Kingdom are still allowed to enter the country. Anyone traveling to the islands will require a negative COVID-19 test from an accredited lab 10 days or less before traveling or will be required to quarantine for 14 days.