Bahamians Flying from Freeport to the United States Must Have a US Visa

Posted on: October 11, 2016

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11th October
 
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration wishes to advise the general public that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Pre-Clearance Station at Grand Bahama International Airport has suspended operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. This means that passengers flying directly from Freeport to the United States will undergo immigration and customs clearance at the first airport in the United States.
 
Bahamian citizens arriving in the United States on post-cleared flights are inadmissible for entry without a valid visa. Bahamian citizens traveling to the United States from Freeport have two options: 1) they can obtain a valid visa; or 2) they can transit Nassau and utilize pre-clearance here. The US Embassy has aldo advised airlines in Freeport of the requirement.

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