The Bahamas is open to tourism. Vaccinated travelers can skip testing requirements from May 8. There is no mandatory quarantine, but all unvaccinated visitors still need to bring a COVID-19.
Below, you can find the most up-to-date policies and requirements for traveling to the Bahamas.
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May 8 – Bahamas suspends COVID-19 test for vaccinated visitors
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has decided to suspend testing requirements for vaccinated travelers starting today.
In May, the country had reopened for international travelers who still needed to bring a negative result from the COVID-19 test. As of now, travelers who have received two doses of a vaccine from Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson or AstraZeneca against COVID-19 can now skip the coronavirus test.
Regardless of vaccination status, the Bahamas still requires visitors aged 18 or over to apply for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa and opt for the country’s COVID-19 health insurance. In addition, they need to observe a series of biosafety protocols while on the island, according to the country’s official. location on the Internet network.
From December 7, visitors to the Bahamas will no longer need to be quarantined if they want to embark on a trip between the islands. The quarantine was replaced by proof of negative PCR test results.
However, some islands may be completely out of reach due to their COVID-19 numbers. Since today Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and Paradise Island, Abaco, Exuma and Eleuthera they have curfews and blocking measures (which means that traveling in or out of these islands is restricted. Activities within the island are still allowed).
What are the requirements to be able to enter the Bahamas?
- The first thing you need to do is send your Travel health visa application (you will need to have the negative results of the COVID-19 PCR nasal swab test at hand)
- You will need to buy islands health insurance ($ 40-60 for both)
- Within 72 hours, they will inform you if your application has been approved.
- Don’t forget to bring confirmation of registration and the original results of the PCR test with you! Airport authorities will check them before boarding your plane and again after landing in the Bahamas.
For more information, call the COVID-19 +1 (242) 502 0829 hotline or send a message to [email protected]
Do travelers need to take the COVID-19 test?
Yes. All travelers over 10 years old need negative results of the COVID-19 nasal swab test by PCR, obtained in the 5 days prior to boarding.
Do visitors need to provide their contact and personal details?
Yes. Across Travel health visa application.
Do travelers need quarantine?
No, unless they show symptoms of COVID-19 during health checks at airports or seaports. In that case, they will be asked to quarantine until they can produce negative COVID-19 test results. These patients can isolate themselves in
- Your own homes
- Rented accommodation (AirBnB)
- A hotel room with a private bathroom
- A private boat
- Government quarantine facilities (at your own expense)
Are the beaches open to the public?
Yes. They are. However, some of them have restrictions on the number of people (groups not exceeding 5 people) and the curfew (if any) established for that island.
Is health insurance necessary?
Every traveler will be required to purchase a COVID-19 health insurance package when completing their Travel health visa application.
Are seaports open?
Yes, some of them are open, but different conditions apply. see below
- Green Turtle Club Resort and Marina (fuel dock only)
- Treasure Cay Resort and Marina (fuel dock only)
- Congo Town
- Fresh Creek
- San Andros
- Great Harbor Cay
- Chub Cay
- Alice Town
- Cat Cay
- South Bimini
- Ocean Cay
- Sea Crest Marina
- Bimini Blue Water Marina
- Arthur’s Town
- Bennett Harbor
- Hawk’s Nest
- New Bight
- Smith’s Bay
- Governor’s Harbor
- Harbor Island / North Eleuthera
- Rock Sound
- Spanish wells
- Black Point
- Great Exuma and George Town
- Staniel Cay
- Clarence Town
- Deadman’s Cay
- Salt Pond
- Stella Maris
ENTRY PORTS OF GRAND BAHAMA
- East End Grand Bahama
- Freeport Harbor and Freeport City
- Port Lucaya and SOuth Freeport Intels
- West End Grand Bahama
- Riding Rock Resort and Marina
If travelers experience symptoms of COVID-19, they should be quarantined immediately until they can prove they are healthy through a COVID-19 test.
Do visitors need to wear a mask?
Yes. It is mandatory to wear a mask in closed establishments and public places, as well as outdoors, when social distance is not possible. visitors can be fined up to $ 200 for refusing to comply with this health measure.
Is it safe to visit the Bahamas now?
According to the CDC, the risk is very high and traveling to the Bahamas is not recommended for any type of travel during COVID-19. (Source: CDC.gov – Bahamas Warning Level 4 )
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What is the current status of COVID-19 in the Bahamas?
From May 8, there was 10,773 confirmed COVID cases and 212 deaths caused by the virus.
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