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International Travel

 

Entering or Re-entering The Bahamas

Requirements as of September 24, 2021 for all passengers entering or re-entering The Bahamas:

  • Before departure to The Bahamas, all unvaccinated passengers 12 years and older must take a COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test within five (5) days of arrival in The Bahamas. (The name and address of the lab where test was performed must be clearly displayed on the test result.)

  • Before departure to The Bahamas, fully vaccinated passengers 12 years and older must take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen or RT-PCR test within five (5) days of arrival in The Bahamas. (The name and address of the lab where test was performed must be clearly displayed on the test result.)

  • All children between the ages of 2 and 11 must obtain a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen or RT-PCR test.

  • All children under the age of 2, as well as flight crews of commercial airlines are exempt from any testing requirements.

  • Once in possession of a negative result, passengers will be required to apply for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa by visiting travel.gov.bs, where the negative test result must be uploaded. (The cost of the Travel Health Visa is dependent upon length of stay; it includes the COVID-19 Health insurance which covers passengers for the duration of their stay, and takes up to 72 hours to process.)
  • Passengers younger than seventeen (17) years not travelling alone may add a profile within the account of the parent/guardian's Travel Health Visa application, rather than applying for one separately. (Households travelling together are encouraged to use one email address per family to receive responses. Groups may also use one email address for responses.)

  • 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.  NOTE: The Chief Medical Officer may exempt a person travelling within The Bahamas from the negative test requirement.

 

Please note:  [ENTRY INTO THE BAHAMAS...BY ANY PASSENGER DEPARTED FROM HAITI, WHETHER BY DIRECT OR TRANSIT, HAS BEEN PROHIBITED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - PENDING UPDATE FROM GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.]

 

For travelling within The Bahamas, the Bahamas Health Visa is not required.

  • Fully vaccinated passengers 12 years and older travelling inter-island will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test result, taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of travel. (The name and address of the lab where test was performed must be clearly displayed on the test result.)

  • Non-vaccinated passengers 12 years and older travelling inter-island will be required to produce a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result, taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of travel. (The name and address of the lab where test was performed must be clearly displayed on the test result.)

 

Apply for Bahamas Health Visa.

Effective, July 1, 2021, the Health Visa $10 fee will be waived for fully vaccinated Bahamians and residents returning home from abroad, however all passengers must make application for the Health Visa in order to travel. (Please note that passengers are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after their single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in a single-dose series.)

 

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

 

 

Further Information

Please be aware that the Bahamas Government removed the need to quarantine, as of November 1, 2020:

For more details and updates, please visit the COVID Bahamas website and the Bahamas Travel Update website. (For testing facilities in The Bahamas please see the Testing Page.)

Online check-in is temporarily disabled to ensure proper COVID measures are taken.

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

 

 

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