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January 14, 2010

Bahamas Adds Pre-Clearance For U.S. Bound Private Jets

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

NASSAU, Bahamas — According to news reports from the Caribbean, in the Bahamas the Pre-Clearance Act has been amended to include the pre-clearance of private aircraft leaving the country bound for the United States.

The new pre-clearance facility for private aircraft will be located in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

The news reports indicated that location of the pre-clearance facility for private jets was at the determination of the Bahamamian government meaning additional facilities could be added.

“We are confident that its (The Bill) passage and implementation will alert the owners of private aircraft that it is advantageous for them to pre-clear in Grand Bahama before flying on to their ultimate destination within the United States, then it would make sense for them to make Grand Bahama their vacation destination,” Tommy Turnquest, Bahamas Minister of National Security,
was quoted in the report by Caribbean Net News.

The report reviewed by Elite Traveler further quoted Turnquest as stating, “For each of the past three years, some 80,000 visitors arrived in the Bahamas on private aircraft. We expect those numbers to grow even in a recession once these pre-clearance facilities are in place.”

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