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, 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 has announced new Travel Requirements, as of August 30, 2020.

 

Inter-island Travel

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

  • Before departure, a negative RTPCR COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test with a negative result within five (5) days from the date of travel is needed.

  • Before travelling make application for a Health Visa issued by the Government of The Bahamas by visiting travel.gov.bs (domestic).

  • Upon arrival to the island, mandatory quarantine for a period of fourteen (14) days or for the duration of stay, if for a lesser period.

  • Undergo a RTPCR COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test at the end of the quarantine period.

  • (If you depart from another island and are connecting in New Providence overnight, testing is also required; to request an exemption, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

 

A test is not required:

  • In respect of an emergency

  • If travelling from any island into New Providence

  • For a child under 10 years of age (mandatory 14-day quarantine still required)

  • If you are connecting in New Providence and not departing the airport between flights

 

For travel throughout all islands, mandatory quarantine is required for 14 days or for the duration of stay, if for a lesser period.

 

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.

 

International Travel

Entry requirements for citizens, legal residents, and visitors:

  • Before departure to The Bahamas, a Health Visa issued by the Government of The Bahamas. To apply visit travel.gov.bs (international).

  • Before departure to The Bahamas, a RTPCR COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test with a negative result within five (5) days from the date of travel.

  • Upon arrival, mandatory quarantine for a period of fourteen (14) days. (Please note: hotels qualify as a quarantine site).

  • Undergo a RTPCR COVID-19 molecular diagnostic test at the end of the quarantine period.

  • A negative COVID-19 test result is not required for a child under 10 years of age (mandatory 14-day quarantine still required).

 

Monitoring

As a condition of entry into The Bahamas, a traveller must agree to monitoring by way of the HubbCat Monitoring Platform; the Ministry of Health; members if the COVID-19 Enforcement Unit; unscheduled visits by the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

Citizens and legal residents who refuse to be monitored must quarantine at a government identified facility as appointed by the Competent Authority, at the traveller’s expense, for a period of 14 days.

Visitors who refuse to be monitored shall be deported at the earliest opportunity and until deportation will be placed in mandatory quarantine at a government identified facility.

NOTE:  The CMO may exempt a person (international or domestic traveller) from the requirement of a RTPCR COVID-19 diagnostic test at the end of the quarantine period.

 

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

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