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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS UPDATE ON ASYLUM CLAIM

September 9, 2019

  • NEMA and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to advise the public that no new arrangements have been established to facilitate entry of Bahamians into the United States or Canada.

 

  • Bahamians interested in travelling to the United States and Canada should ensure they have all of the usual immigration documents required by those countries for entry.

 

  • While most inquiries have come in with respect to the United States and Canada, NEMA can confirm that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not aware of any new arrangements for any countries.

 

  • We are aware of an incident reported on a large passenger vessel headed to the United States from Florida.

 

  • NEMA has requested that the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs investigate this matter.