Bahamas Entry Criteria

As of 1 July 2020, please note entry criteria for The Bahamas: 

Both domestic and international travellers are required to present a COVID-19 RT-PCR Negative (Swab) Test upon arrival. Those arriving in The Bahamas between July 1 and July 7 must present results no more than ten (10) days old. Those arriving in The Bahamas after July 7 must present results no more than seven (7) days old.

All persons are required to do the RT PCR (molecular swab) test in advance with a negative/not detected result from a CAP (College of American Pathologists), CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), COLA Inc, JCI (Joint Commission International) or similar accrediting/certifying body for the jurisdiction. 

Select individuals will be exempt from testing, which includes children under the age of ten, private pilots who do not deplane, and Bahamian citizens, residents and homeowners returning from English speaking CARICOM countries. 

Children under 10 should not require a test provided such test is prohibited by the departing State's Policy and such policy should be confirmed in writing. 

In addition, Bahamian citizens and Legal Residents who have been out of The -Bahamas for less than 72 hours will not require a COVID-19 RT-PRC Test to re-enter. 

All travellers will be required to complete an electronic Bahamas Health Visa Card, which can be found at An automated response will be provided upon completion. Travellers should also upload their COVID-19 test result at this same website. All travellers must have their confirmation on hand upon arrival to their destination. This is a crucial step for contact tracing purposes. 

For most travelers, no quarantine will be required upon arrival; however, travellers who show symptoms of COVID-19 may be transferred to an area away from other passengers for further evaluation. 

Travellers will be required to wear a face mask in any situation where it is necessary to 

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