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.
Prior to Departing for The Bahamas:
*Please Note: Testing requirements have changed for vaccinated travelers.
STEP 1: Testing Requirements
Effective immediately, a Bahamas citizen or resident who is fully vaccinated – after receiving their second dose – will be exempted from COVID-19 testing requirements when travelling inter-island from Nassau & Paradise Island and Grand Bahama.
Effective May 1, 2021, visitors travelling to The Bahamas from other countries who are fully vaccinated and have passed the two-week immunity period will be exempted from COVID-19 testing requirements for entry and inter-island travel.
Unvaccinated travellers entering The Bahamas and/or those travelling inter-island from Nassau & Paradise Island or Grand Bahama 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.
Children 11 and under, and pilots and crew of commercial airlines who remain overnight in The Bahamas are not required to take a test.
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.
Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to upload valid proof of vaccination (such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card) in lieu of PCR test requirement.
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
Unvaccinated travellers 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.
*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 of age and older are required to complete an individual Bahamas Travel Health Visa.
Persons seventeen (17) years and younger are to add a profile within the account of their parent or guardian.
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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