Entry requirements differ depending on what country you are a resident and citizen of. Check below to find out the necessary documentation you will need to ensure a smooth entry into The Bahamas.
NOTE: Where a minor child is travelling with only one parent, a notarized letter of permit from the parent not travelling may be requested. If travelling with non-parents, a notarized letter from the minor’s guardians would be required. The letter should indicate that the chaperones are authorized to travel outside the country with the minor, as well as permits the chaperones to seek medical attention for the minor, if necessary.
Entry Requirements For The United States From The Bahamas
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires all air travelers (including U.S. citizens) to and from North and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda to have a passport or other accepted document that establishes the bearer’s identity and nationality to enter or depart the United States.
Unless otherwise indicated, all travel documents must be valid and unexpired.
Bahamian Nationals or British Subject Residents of the Bahamas: A visa is not required if, before boarding, the passenger is pre-inspected by CBP in the Bahamas to determine admissibility.
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Vaccinations/ Immunization Requirements
Most visitors to The Bahamas do not need special vaccinations before entering the country. However, travellers over age one must provide a YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CERTIFICATE, if arriving after leaving or transiting Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Congo, Congo (Dem, Rep.) Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda. Effective January 2014, The Bahamas no longer requires proof of Yellow Fever vaccination as a prerequisite when travelling from Trinidad & Tobago. The Yellow Fever Vaccination is NOT a requirement for Cruise Ship passengers. However, passengers on Cruise & Stay Packages (hotel accommodations included) in The Bahamas are required to have the vaccination. More information regarding Vaccination Requirements can be found on the following sites: www.cdc.gov/travel, World Health Organization and Country List