Tourists Not Welcome Or Even Allowed In The Bahamas, California, Florida, Hawaii and Texas
Seeking a beach vacation this summer or even one in the fall?
Top tropical destinations in North America either don’t want you there or won’t let you go there.
The Bahamas has restricted travel from Americans to its islands and Hawaii just extended its mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors from the first of August until Sept.1. Not only that, but one Hawaii mayor says the state won’t be ready by that date.
“The mission is to protect the people of the state of Hawaii,” said the mayor of Hawaii County Harry Kim. “The system is not ready.”
In California, not only do you have to be out of a bar or restaurant by 11 but you must order food in order to get a drink. That’s hardly something to look forward to while you’re on vacation.
Looking to get a suntan? You’ll have tan lines around your face because masks are required on all LA County beaches when you’re not in the water. Even if you’re alone on a beach towel with nobody around you. On the positive side, you don’t have to put white stuff on your nose while you have sand between your toes.
In Florida, Miami Beach has imposed a curfew of 8 p.m. – yes, a curfew at 9 p.m., in one of the country’s hottest nightlife spots – and house and boat parties are all but banned, limited to a maximum of 10 people.
In the more sedate Florida Keys, officials are considering closing the Overseas Highway to non-residents.
Texas is battling with a rise in cases and seems unable to figure out what to do about it, so it’s not exactly the best time to go to, say, San Padre Island.
So if you’re looking to travel to a North American beach anytime soon, you may have to settle with putting up an inflatable palm tree by your pool at home.