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Reopening After COVID-19

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2020 had been a unique year no matter where on the earth you find yourself. Corona, the most recent mutation of the COVID virus, has changed the landscape of our world. This has meant that many people transitioned to working from home and have had to cancel travel plans and large gatherings. It has been a difficult change for many but there have been positive ramifications as well. Businesses have learned to adapt in creative ways and witnessed the power of web-based communications. People have connected with their home environments and discovered their own abilities to bake bread. The natural environment has taken this as an opportunity to heal and we have seen wildlife return to unlikely places.

Finally, the Bahamas is a country whose economy relies on tourism. The outbreak has meant a real hit to the tourism economy putting a large number of Bahamians out of work indefinitely. Once again the strength of this community has shown through! Natives of the Bahamas have worked together. They have followed government regulations and hope to survive this time with minimal lives lost.

Safe Travel

Please do consider putting tourist dollars back into an economy that needs them. While you do so, there are some safety precautions we would love for you to keep in mind. First, commercial planes and airports were one of the primary breeding grounds for the virus. If you’re able to elect to fly with a private airline, like Tropix Air, this will reduce your risk, as you resume movement between Florida and the Bahamas.

Tropix departs and lands at fixed base operations. These private facilities allow you to skip the lines and hassle of commercial travel. They also are much more practical locations to practice social distancing. Shielded from the inevitable crowds of commercial airports, you can embark and disembark the aircraft with peace of mind. Business travelers, essential workers, hospitality managers, and hospital staff can be assured that they will arrive at their destinations on time without the stress of Corona-related travel delays. Finally, above all else, it is recommended that at-risk demographics opt for private flights. These populations include older adults and those with severe medical conditions. This ensures that they will, in fact, be able to maintain safe practices and get to their destinations with a much lower risk of contagion.

Tropix Air has made some changes. Tropix Air now offers half-leg flights. This means potential discounts on regular charter flights. When taking a charter flight you can rest assured that you will know everyone traveling on the plane with you. Charter flights are the safest travel option in our current context. Tropix Air is committed to providing this service to those who need it (and their pets), as we have always done.

If you or anyone you have been in contact with for the past two weeks is showing Corona symptoms, please do not fly and get tested! Persistent testing and being alert to symptoms is a moral imperative as the world cautiously reopens its doors.


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