Press Announcements

Safe and Reliable

Bahamasair remains committed to adhering to the best local and international aviation and medical standards.

 

 

Before you Travel

If you are holding tickets booked before June 1, 2020 for travel when operations were suspended, please note that you may make a one-time date change without penalty. (Visit to our Search page to make your changes and manage your flights online.) You may also contact our Reservations centre at (242) 702-4140, toll free from the Family Islands at (242) 300-8359, or visit our Sales Office in Palmdale or in Freeport for further assistance.


Please be aware that the Bahamas Government announced new Travel Requirements on October 1, 2020, removing the need to quarantine as of November 1, 2020:

 

International Travel

Entry requirements for citizens, legal residents, and visitors (as of November 1, 2020):

  • Before departure to The Bahamas, a COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test with a negative result taken no more than seven (7) days from the date of travel. (The name and address of the lab, where test was performed, must be clearly displayed on the test result.)  PLEASE NOTE: Children under the age of 10 years, and flight crews of commercial airlines are exempt from obtaining the RT-PCR test.

  • Once in possession of a negative result, all passengers will be required to apply for a Bahamas Health Visa by visiting travel.gov.bs (international), where the test result must be uploaded.

  • Upon arrival, all passengers entering an approved Port of Entry must undergo a Rapid COVID-19 antigen test. Approved Ports include Nassau, Freeport, Marsh Harbour (Abaco), Georgetown (Exuma), and North Eleuthera. (The cost of this test will be included in the cost of the travel visa.)
  • All passengers remaining in The Bahamas for longer than four (4) nights, five (5) days will be required to undergo a second Rapid COVID-19 antigen test.

 

Inter-Island Travel

Travel from New Providence into any island is permitted based on the following requirements:

  • Before departure, a COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test with a negative result taken no more than seven (7) days from the date of travel. (The name and address of the lab, where test was performed, must be clearly displayed on the test result.)  PLEASE NOTE: Children under the age of 10 years, and flight crews of commercial airlines are exempt from obtaining the RT-PCR test. Emergency travellers are also exempted.

  • Once in possession of a negative result, all passengers will be required to apply for a Bahamas Health Visa by visiting travel.gov.bs (domestic), where the test result must be uploaded.

  • Upon arrival, all passengers entering an approved Port of Entry must undergo a Rapid COVID-19 antigen test. Approved Ports include Freeport, Marsh Harbour (Abaco), Georgetown (Exuma), and North Eleuthera. (The cost of this test will be included in the cost of the travel visa.) For ports of entry not included on this list, permission may be requested to undergo test at one of the listed ports prior to departure, in lieu.
  • All passengers remaining at their arrival port for longer than four (4) nights, five (5) days will be required to undergo a second Rapid COVID-19 antigen test.

  • If you are connecting in New Providence and not departing the airport between flights, testing is not required. (If you depart from another island and are connecting in New Providence overnight, testing is required; to request an exemption, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

 

For travel from New Providence prior to November 1, 2020, a RT-PCR COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test with a negative result taken within within five (5) days is required, and mandatory quarantine is required for 14 days, or for the duration of stay (if for a lesser period than stay time).

For travel throughout all islands prior to November 1, 2020 (except from New Providence) no testing is required, and mandatory quarantine is required for 14 days, or for the duration of stay (if for a lesser period than stay time).

 

NOTE:  The Chief Medical Officer may exempt a person travelling within The Bahamas from the negative test requirement, however, mandatory quarantine is still required for 14 days upon arrival, at the traveller’s expense prior to November 1, 2020.

 

All Islands of The Bahamas require the wearing of masks and appropriate social distancing in public areas.

For more details and updates, please visit the COVID Bahamas website and the Bahamas Travel Update website.

 


Additionally, we are asking our passengers to arrive at airports earlier than normal to allow for longer wait times at the security checkpoints and airport screening—three hours before travel time for international flights, and two hours before travel time for domestic flights.

 

 

At the Airport


We have implemented a mandatory mask policy, as well as physical distancing which is required for our employees and passengers, to keep everyone safe. We also continue our extensive sanitization process at our counters and gates, in our commitment to maintain a healthy and safe environment.

 


On Board


Following safety protocols, we are continuing extensive deep cleaning on board all of our aircraft, with attention and detail being given to armrests, tray tables, overhead bins, sidewalls, lavatories and common surfaces; and the mandatory wearing of face masks is extended throughout the flight.


For the well-being of passengers and crew, we have suspended in-flight service as a health and safety measure.

 


Additional Adjustments


For flight date changes, ware offering you the convenience of re-booking travel at a later time, with no penalty for date changes through March, 2021 (for tickets booked before June 1, 2020). We want to provide you enough time to re-plan your trip and fly with us at a later date.


We are also offering travel vouchers for passengers uncertain about when they may be able to travel again.


We look forward to serving you soon and welcoming you back on board our National Flag Carrier.


“Safety is, and always will be, paramount at Bahamasair.”

Hon. O.A.T. (Tommy) Turnquest, C.D., CBE
Bahamasair Chairman

 

Bahamasair wishes to advise the public that in accordance with the Government’s implemented Emergency Power Orders (covid-19), the airline’s operation remain suspended. However, as the Government moves gradually to the removal of the Emergency Orders, we expect to resume flight services in the near future. Updates will be provided to inform you of the same. 

The Government will introduce a COVID-19 Travel Authorization Card that will allow individuals to travel to approved Family Islands as part of a gradual re-opening of inter-island travel, Prime Minister Dr. The Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced Sunday (May 17, 2020). Read more here: https://bit.ly/2WFvsrW

Bahamasair wishes to advise the public that in accordance with the recently announced Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No.2) Order, the airline will suspend service as of Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Bahamasair wishes to advise the travelling public that, effective Tuesday March 24, 2020 all scheduled flights to Havana Cuba will be suspended until further notice.

The Government has enacted emergency measures that seek to limit the spread of the Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19). Therefore Bahamasair has made adjustments to its flight schedule.

Bahamasair wishes to notify the travelling public that our airline continues to monitor and respond to the growing situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The airline is committed to preserving the health and safety of both passengers and staff, by working closely with Ministry of Health officials, as well as industry leaders for updates and best practices.

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