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COVID-19 TRAVEL UPDATE

The health and wellbeing of all who enter or reside in The Bahamas remains the number one priority, and diligent efforts are enforced to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The following travel and entry protocols have been put in place to ensure The Bahamas is a safe and clean destination for all to enjoy.

PRE-DEPARTURE

Prior to Departing for The Bahamas:

STEP 1: Testing Requirements

 

VACCINATED TRAVELERS

  • Effective August 6, 2021, those travelling to The Bahamas from other countries who have been fully vaccinated will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival in The Bahamas. The name and address of the lab where the test was performed must be clearly displayed on the test result.

  • Effective August 6, 2021, all fully vaccinated travellers wishing to travel inter-island within The Bahamas, including Bahamian citizens and residents, will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of travel from the following islands: Nassau & Paradise Island, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco, and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.

UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS

  • Unvaccinated travellers ages 12 and older entering The Bahamas and/or those travelling inter-island from Nassau & Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco, and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island, must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR (swab) test taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival. Test must return a negative result for entry into The Bahamas. 

    • ​​As of August 6, 2021, all children, between the ages of 2 and 11, wishing to enter The Bahamas will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas.

    • All children under the age of 2 are exempt from any testing requirements.

    • Negative PCR test results must be uploaded in order to complete a Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, and must be presented upon arrival in The Bahamas.

    • Any person presenting test results older than 5 days will not be allowed entry into The Bahamas.

STEP 2: Bahamas Travel Health Visa Application

 

All persons travelling to The Bahamas, and those travelling inter-island, are required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs.

 

VACCINATED TRAVELERS

  • Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to upload negative test results (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), in addition to valid proof of vaccination (such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card).

    • Please note: Fully vaccinated persons applying for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa up to and including Thursday, August 5, 2021, will not be subject to a COVID-19 test. 

    • Applications for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa can be submitted 14 days prior to travel; therefore, all applications submitted and approved prior to Friday, August 6, 2021, will be honoured for the purpose of entering The Bahamas.

  • For international travellers, proof of vaccination must confirm they have passed the two-week immunity period.

  • At this time The Bahamas Government will only be accepting vaccines by Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.

  • Mixed and matched second doses of COVID-19 vaccines of either AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or even Johnson & Johnson are also accepted.
     

UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS

  • All unvaccinated persons, ages 12 and older, will be required to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test results. Tests must be taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival.

  • Children between the ages of 2 and 11 will be required to upload their negative Rapid Antigen Test or PCR test results.

    • ​Please note: Children ages 2-11 applying for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa up to and including Thursday, August 5, 2021, will not be subject to a COVID-19 test.

    • Applications for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa can be submitted 14 days prior to travel, therefore, all applications submitted and approved prior to Friday, August 6, 2021, will be honoured for the purpose of entering The Bahamas. 

 

*Unvaccinated Bahamian citizens or residents planning to travel abroad for five (5) days or less must secure a test in the destination they visited before travelling back to The Bahamas. Any PCR test taken in The Bahamas prior to travel will not be valid for re-entry.

ALL TRAVELLERS: VACCINATED AND UNVACCINATED

  • As part of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, travellers will be required to opt-in to COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. The cost of insurance is included in the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application fee. 

  • Bahamas Travel Health Visa applications take up to 48 hours to process and should be completed with adequate lead time.

  • The cost of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa is dependent on length of stay and vaccination status.

  • All travellers eighteen (18) years and older are required to complete an individual Bahamas Travel Health Visa application.

  • Persons seventeen (17) years and younger are to add a profile within the account of their parent or guardian.

REMINDER: Again, due to the fluidity of the Covid-19 situation, both in The Bahamas and worldwide, protocols are subject to change. Please check Bahamas.com/TravelUpdates for frequent updates.

Travel Safely! Travel Responsibly!


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