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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
  • Failure to Follow Protocol
Pre-Departure & Arrival
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Prior to Departing for The Bahamas:

Step 1:

Everyone travelling to The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival. The day the test is taken is considered day zero. Test must return a negative result for entry into The Bahamas.

  • Children 10 and under, and pilots and crew of commercial airlines who remain overnight in The Bahamas, are not required to take a test.
  • Negative PCR test results must be uploaded in order to complete a Bahamas Health Visa application, and must be presented upon arrival in The Bahamas.
  • Any person presenting test results older than 5 days will not be allowed entry into The Bahamas.

Step 2:

Once in possession of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, travellers can apply for their required Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs. (Click on International Tab)

  • As part of the Travel Health Visa application, travellers will be required to opt-in to COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. The cost of insurance is included in the Travel Health Visa application fee.
  • Travel Health Visa applications take up to 48 hours to process and should be completed with adequate lead time.
  • The cost of the Travel Health Visa is dependent on length of stay.

*A Bahamas citizen or resident planning to travel abroad for five (5) days or less must secure a test in the destination they visited before travelling back to The Bahamas. Any RT-PCR test taken in The Bahamas prior to travel will not be valid for re-entry.

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

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 swab test.

Travellers who are staying in The Bahamas longer than four (4) nights and five (5) days will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test:

    • All visitors departing on or before five days will not be required to obtain this test.
    • The rapid tests are easy, quick and will yield results in 60 minutes or less with results being provided electronically via SMS text message and email.
    • An island-by-island list of approved testing sites is available below.

All persons travelling into and throughout The Bahamas will be required to complete a short Health Survey during their stay.

    • The survey 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.

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 Emergency Powers Order:

  • Some islands may be following different orders than others, such as curfews and reduced operating hours and/or services for shops, restaurants and businesses.
  • Travelers should check the status of their island destination before travelling below.

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

  • Travellers who do not complete a Bahamas Travel Health Visa or present 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.
  • For travellers staying longer than four nights and five days, failure to take a rapid antigen test on the fifth day will result in a $1,000 fine or one month imprisonment.
  • Citizens and residents who fail to complete the daily Health Survey will be required to submit to a mandatory quarantine at a government identified facility.
  • Travellers who fail to complete the daily Health Survey 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

Interactive island Guide

MapBahamas-Full FREEPORT THE ABACOS INAGUA BIMINI THE BERRY ISLANDS NASSAU & PARADISE ISLAND ANDROS ELEUTHERA & HARBOUR ISLAND RUM CAY SAN SALVADOR RAGGED ISLAND CAT ISLAND MAYAGUANA LONG ISLAND THE EXUMAS ACKLINS & CROOKED ISLAND
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Know Before You Go

The health and wellbeing of all who enter or reside in The Bahamas remains the number one priority. Use our interactive map to learn about what regulations are currently in place for your desired island.

Good to Go

Good to Go

There are currently no regulations in place for these activities and travellers can proceed.

Proceed with Caution

Proceed with Caution

There are some regulations in place that might interfere with these activities.

Unavailable

Unavailable

Due to current regulations, these activities are currently unavailable.

The Abacos

Beaches and parks
Freedom to roam
Daily curfew
Weddings and social gatherings
Attractions and excursions
Indoor dining
Spa and gym

Acklins & Crooked Island

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Curfew
Attractions and excursions
Wedding and social gatherings
Spa
Gym

Andros

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Curfew
Attractions and excursions
Wedding and social gatherings
Spa and gym

The Berry Islands

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Curfew
Attractions and excursions
Wedding and social gatherings
Spa and gym

Bimini

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Curfew
Attractions and excursions
Wedding and social gatherings
Spa
Gym

Cat Island

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Curfew
Attractions and excursions
Weddings and Social Gatherings
Spa and gym

Eleuthera & Harbour Island

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Curfew 
Attractions and excursions
Weddings and social gatherings
Spa
Gym

The Exumas

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Attractions and excursions
Curfew

Weddings and social gatherings
Spa and gym

Freeport - Grand Bahama Island

Indoor dining 
Freedom to roam
Beaches and parks
Attractions and excursions
Curfew
Wedding and social gatherings
Spa and gym

Inagua

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Curfew
Attractions and excursions
Weddings and Social Gatherings
Spa
Gym

Long Island

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Curfew
Attractions and excursions
Weddings and Social Gatherings
Spa
Gym

Mayaguana

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Curfew
Attractions and excursions
Weddings and Social Gatherings
Spa
Gym

Nassau & Paradise Island

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Attractions and excursions
Curfew
Weddings and social gatherings
Spa and gym

Ragged Island

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Curfew
Attractions and excursions
Wedding and social gatherings
Spa
Gym

Rum Cay

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Curfew
Attractions and excursions
Weddings and Social Gatherings
Spa and gym

San Salvador

Freedom to roam
Indoor dining
Beaches and parks
Curfew
Attractions and excursions
Weddings and Social Gatherings
Spa and gym
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Tourism Reopening Faq

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Departure Process: Testing Procedures for Those Travelling to The U.S.

Potential Changes For Requirements

Entry Requirements: Testing, Insurance and Bahamas Travel Health Visa

Arrival Process: Testing Procedures

On Island Experience: Tourism Protocols

Upon Arrival

Day-Five Covid-19 testing sites

Andros

Acklins & Crooked Island

The Abacos

The Berry Islands

Bimini

Cat Island

Eleuthera & Harbour Island

The Exumas

Freeport - Grand Bahama

Long Island

Nassau & Paradise Island

San Salvador

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