Press Announcements


COVID-19 Protocols


Effective Sunday, June 19, 2022, passengers will no longer be required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa in order to enter or re-enter the country.



Please note:

  • Fully vaccinated travellers are required to present proof of (full) vaccination at check-in.
  • 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.
  • At this time, the Bahamas Government will only be accepting vaccines by Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.
  • Combined doses of COVID-19 vaccines of either AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson are also accepted.
  • Accepted RT-PCR tests include:  PCR, NAAT, NAA, RNA and TMA.
  • If you are connecting in New Providence and not departing the airport between flights, testing is not required. 


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



Travel Restrictions as a Result of the COVID-19 Omicron variant

As a consequence of the identification of Omicron, the Government of The Bahamas has imposed travel restrictions on travellers from the following countries:

  • Botswana;
  • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) Lesotho;
  • Malawi;
  • Mozambique;
  • Namibia;
  • Zimbabwe; and
  • South Africa

Individuals not ordinarily resident in The Bahamas who have travelled to, through, or from these countries within the last fourteen (14) days WILL NOT be allowed entry. 

Individuals (vaccinated or unvaccinated) who are ordinarily resident (citizens, permanent residents, individuals with work permits) may be permitted to enter The Bahamas, but will be subject to mandatory quarantine for fourteen (14) days at their own expense and will undergo screening as mandated by the Bahamas Ministry of Health & Wellness. 




Further Information


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

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.





  • COVID-19 Testing is no longer required for travelling within the Islands of The Bahamas
  • Travelling within The Bahamas, the Bahamas Health Visa is not required




Effective June 12, 2022, COVID testing will no longer be required to enter the United States.