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The health and wellbeing of all who enter or reside in The Bahamas remains the number one priority, and diligent efforts are enforced to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The following travel and entry protocols have been put in place to ensure The Bahamas is a safe and clean destination for all to enjoy.



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  • Pre-Departure & Arrival
  • During Travel
  • On-Island Experience
  • Cruise Passengers
  • Failure to Follow Protocol
Pre-Departure & Arrival

Prior to Departing for The Bahamas:

Pre Departure

Last Updated on : 16 June 2022

 Testing Requirements 

These protocols are subject to change at any time in response to new COVID-19 measures. Please check this website frequently for ongoing updates.

VACCINATED TRAVELLERS 

  • Effective 19 June 2022 fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to submit to pre-travel COVID-19 testing to enter the country. Instead, valid proof of vaccination must be presented before boarding a flight to The Bahamas.

UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS

  • Effective 19 June 2022, all unvaccinated travellers ages 2 and older will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test — either a negative RT-PCR test or a Rapid Antigen testtaken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to travel and present the negative test results at check-in before travel to The Bahamas.

  • Children under the age of 2 are exempt from any testing requirements.

  • Please note: COVID-19 testing is no longer required for persons travelling inter-island (domestic) within The Bahamas, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status (unvaccinated or fully vaccinated).

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GREEN | Approved Health Visa

Must present confirmation on arrival

YELLOW | Pending Health Visa

Application requires additional review

RED | Denied Health Visa

Entry not permitted

During Travel
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While travelling to The Bahamas & once arrived the following protocols must be followed:

Wear a face mask:

  • Entering and transiting terminals, at security and customs screenings, at baggage claim

Comply with health monitoring procedures: 

    • Any visitor exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms at any time during their stay will be required to take a Rapid Antigen Test and receive a negative result before being permitted to continue with their vacation.
    • If a person tests positive, they will be required to follow up with a COVID-19 RT-PCR test.

VACCINATED TRAVELLERS

Any visitor who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival or at any time during their stay will be required to take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test and receive a negative result before being permitted to continue with their vacation.

  • If a person tests positive, they will be required to follow up with a COVID-19 RT-PCR Test. 
  • If a person test negative with the follow-up COVID-19 RT-PCR Test, they are permitted to continue with their vacation.
  • If a person test positive with the follow-up COVID-19 RT-PCR Test, they will be required to isolate for 5-14 days depending on the severity of the symptoms.

UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS

  • Daily Health Questionnaire: Unvaccinated persons, ages 12 and older, travelling into and throughout The Bahamas will be required to complete a short daily Health Questionnaire during their stay.
    • The questionnaire must be completed upon arrival and each day thereafter for up to 14 days, or the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter.
      • This includes the day of departure, if travelling less than 14 days.

Any visitor who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival or at any time during their stay will be required to take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test and receive a negative result before being permitted to continue with their vacation.

    • If a person tests positive, they will be required to follow up with a COVID-19 RT-PCR Test. 
    • If a person test negative with the follow-up COVID-19 RT-PCR Test, they are permitted to continue with their vacation.
    • If a person test positive with the follow-up COVID-19 RT-PCR Test, they will be required to isolate for 5-14 days depending on the severity of the symptoms.

      Check your visa application status

      GREEN | Approved Health Visa

      Must present confirmation on arrival

      YELLOW | Pending Health Visa

      Application requires additional review

      RED | Denied Health Visa

      Entry not permitted

      On-Island Experience
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      Once on Island:

      Wear a face mask and physical distance when in public places:

      • When travelling in a taxi or on a bus, when standing in lines, when entering any establishment, while entering or exiting a restaurant
      • When entering and exiting beaches (not required on the beach)
      • Before and after exercise (masks must be visible on your person during exercise)

      Abide by all protocols and restrictions as outlined in the most recent Health Services Rules:

      • Some islands may be following different rules than others,
      • Travellers should check the status of their island destination before travelling, by visiting Bahamas.com/travelupdates.

      Check your visa application status

      GREEN | Approved Health Visa

      Must present confirmation on arrival

      YELLOW | Pending Health Visa

      Application requires additional review

      RED | Denied Health Visa

      Entry not permitted

      Cruise Passengers

      Please note: All cruise ship passengers ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to enter a port in The Bahamas, including a cruise line’s private island. Any person who is ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccination due to medical contraindications is exempt from this requirement.

      Guests on cruises that originate in and return to The Bahamas: 

      *Please note: Cruise lines may have different requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated guests. Please check with your cruise line for specific details pertaining to your cruise.

      VACCINATED TRAVELLERS

      • Fully vaccinated travellers are required to present valid proof of vaccination such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card.
        • For international travellers, proof of vaccination must confirm they have passed the two-week immunity period.
        • At this time, the Bahamas Government will only be accepting vaccines by AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria/Covishield), Janseen (Johnson & Johnson), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax), Sinopharm, Covaxin or Sinovac.

      Step 2 - Pre-Boarding Testing

      • Cruise lines may have different requirements for pre-boarding testing. Please check with your cruise line for specific details pertaining to your cruise.

      DEPARTURE

      • Please check your local government guidelines prior to your visit to determine return requirements as some countries may require negative test results for re-entry. For a list of approved testing sites, please visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates 

      For persons travelling to the United States:

      • As of 12 June 2022, the CDC no longer requires air passengers travelling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/fr-proof-negative-test.html.
      • All non-U.S. citizens are still required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States.
        • Children under 18 years of age and persons with documented medical contraindications to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine are exempt from this requirement.
      • All U.S. citizens and permanent residents visiting The Bahamas will be allowed to return to the U.S. regardless of vaccination status
      • For full details on the latest requirements for entering the U.S., please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html

      Check your visa application status

      GREEN | Approved Health Visa

      Must present confirmation on arrival

      YELLOW | Pending Health Visa

      Application requires additional review

      RED | Denied Health Visa

      Entry not permitted

      Failure to Follow Protocol

      All Rules and Regulations Are Being Enforced

      • Visitors who do not  present either a valid proof of vaccination or COVID-19 RT-PCR Test with a negative result will be denied entry.
      • Travellers who show symptoms of COVID-19 may be transferred to an area away from others for further testing and evaluation, and quarantine may be required by health personnel.
      • A $250 fine or a penalty of one month imprisonment, or both, is to be enforced for visitors or residents found not wearing face masks in areas where it is required.

       

      • A $10,000 fine or a penalty of two years imprisonment, or both, is to be enforced for visitors or residents submitting falsified vaccination records.

      • Unvaccinated visitors who fail to complete the daily Health Questionnaire will be subject to deportation.

      Check your visa application status

      GREEN | Approved Health Visa

      Must present confirmation on arrival

      YELLOW | Pending Health Visa

      Application requires additional review

      RED | Denied Health Visa

      Entry not permitted

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