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The Bahamas Eliminates Its Travel Health Visa Requirement For All Travellers
Streamlined Entry Protocols Take Effect 19 June 2022

Updated: 16, June 2022

NASSAU, Bahamas, 15 June 2022 – The Government of The Bahamas is removing another COVID requirement for international visitors. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, 19 June 2022, travellers will no longer need to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa in order to enter the country.

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 test — taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to travel and present the negative test results at check-in before travel to The Bahamas.

“The discontinuation of the Travel Health Visa is yet another signal to the international community that we are open for business,” said the Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have remained committed to evaluating protocols and adjusting requirements to reflect the current environment. We acknowledge that the Travel Health Visa was a burden for travellers, and we are pleased to be able to eliminate it.”

While the streamlined entry protocols are a welcome change, the health and safety of all citizens, residents and visitors remain the priority. All travellers must follow on-island guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing.

For full details on The Bahamas’ current COVID-19 protocols for travellers, please visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates.




Anita Johnson-Patty 
Director, Global Communications 
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation 

Weber Shandwick 
Public Relations