Sailing to the Bahamas and Covid-19

Captain Jose Martucci, FM, ISSA

As Captain and Functional Medicine professional, Life and Wellness Coach, I want to reassure you that Wellness on The Sea’s Commitment to our Guest and Crew’s Health is our number one concern.

Good news! The government of the Bahamas has opened their islands for us. Now we can finally resume our sailing adventures to their beautiful islands in the Bahamas.

Wellness on The Sea and the COVID-19 (coronavirus)

We want to reassure you that our sailing vessel (Rio) is safe and we’re protecting her from contamination.

Although Rio (our sailing vessel) is in quarantine to make sure the safety and the health of our crew are protected. We still enjoy her and sail her.

COVID-19 test in Miami Covid-19 Testing

Bahamas Customs And Immigration Travel Health Visa

Beginning 1st November, The Bahamas will remove the mandatory “Vacation in Place” requirement for all visitors, returning citizens, and residents thereby, enabling everyone to move about and explore the destination beyond the confines of their hotel or other accommodations. The new protocols will require visitors, and returning citizens and residents to obtain an RT-PCR (swab) test no more than seven (7) days prior to their travel to The Bahamas. The name and address of the lab, where the test was performed, must be clearly displayed on the test result. Bahamas Health Travel Visa: Once in possession of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, all travelers will then be required to apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at https://travel.gov.bs/international where the required test must be uploaded. In addition, and to ensure that travelers remain COVID free, a rapid antigen test will be conducted upon arrival, and then again four days (96 hours) after arrival in The Bahamas. Children ten (10) and under are exempt from taking a rapid antigen test.

Upon arrival, we are required to present ourselves and the Bahamas will provide us with a test, the results will be back in two hours. If it’s negative we are free to move around and Continue our holiday.

Although we are still sailing along the United States coastline, and trying our best to keeping away from the large crowds and towns and cities. We find ourselves anchoring offshore and playing on some of the outer islands and swimming in the pristine waters of the South Florida Keys.

To be a guest onboard or part of our crew, you need to reassure us that you have been in quarantine for at least 30 days, and not exposed to COVID-19 (coronavirus),

I want to guarantee, our vessel is safe and also clean from all bacteria and insects that might cause harm or inconvenience to all of us on board. One of those insects is called a cockroach, and they can be a real nuisance. Some of us have traveled to foreign places and have seen these running around. Rio (our sailing vessel) has never had one of these inside its environment.

To prevent these things from happening we recommend that our guests traveling to visit and sail with us carry with them, two small bags, one to bring on board, and a smaller travel bag do you use while on the way to our destination.

Recommendations:

  • We recommend that you eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, nuts grains, and seeds and then bridge the gap between what you eat and what your body really needs with a whole food plant-based supplement program, and elevate your immune system or in other words, protected better.
  • For us to maintain a high level of hygiene on board it is important that all your articles of clothing that you are bringing on board are washed and packed at home in a plastic bag, without opening it until you are on our vessel.

For more information on your immune system and how it works and defend itself against all diseases click here and watch this video.

We are still cruising between Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Keys.

Wellness on The Sea’s highest responsibilities includes the health and safety of our guests and crew.

Coronavirus is a fluid situation and we continue to work closely with public health experts to monitor, screen, and implement best practices to protect the health of our guests and crew as it relates to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our monitoring, screening, and operational protocols are designed to be flexible so that we can effectively adapt to changes as they occur.

Wellness on The Sea will be frequently updating this information to keep you up to date with any concerns.

You cannot control your outer environment; you can control yourself. “Trust me… you also need to rest”

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