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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

 Testing Requirements 

As of 20 September 2022, the COVID-19 testing requirement for entering The Bahamas has been eliminated.

All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, are no longer required to submit to pre-travel COVID-19 testing to enter the country.


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).

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

Wear a face mask:

  • Through 1 October 2022, face masks must be worn when entering and transiting terminals, at security and customs screenings, at baggage claim.

    Please note: The Bahamas’ mask mandate will be relaxed on 1 October 2022, at which time members of the public will not be required to wear a mask in most settings.

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.
      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.
      Cruise Passengers

      Please note: The entry requirements for cruise passengers have changed recently. Further details about these changes are listed below. 

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

      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.

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

      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
      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.

      Interactive island Guide

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      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.

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      Acklins & Crooked Island

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      Andros

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      The Berry Islands

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      Bimini

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      Cat Island

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      Eleuthera & Harbour Island

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      The Exumas

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      Freeport - Grand Bahama Island

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      Inagua

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      Long Island

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      Mayaguana

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      Nassau & Paradise Island

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      Ragged Island

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      Rum Cay

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      Weddings and Social Gatherings
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      San Salvador

      Indoor Dining
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      Upon Arrival: Fully Vaccinated Travellers

      Upon Arrival: Unvaccinated Travellers

      On Island Experience: Tourism Protocols (All Travellers)

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