Our response to COVID

PRE-TRAVEL PROOF OF VACCINATION

I have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, do I need to take a PCR or Antigen test to travel to The Bahamas?

  • Effective May 1, 2021, those travelling to The Bahamas from other countries who have been fully vaccinated, with proof they have passed the two-week immunity period will be exempt from COVID-19 testing entry requirements.
  • Effective April 21, 2021, Bahamian citizens and residents who are fully vaccinated – after receiving their second dose – are exempt from COVID-19 testing requirements when travelling inter-island from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Exuma and Eleuthera.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers will still be required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa and upload proof of vaccination in lieu of the COVID-19 PCR test results.
  • Visitors who have been fully vaccinated will not be required to take a Rapid Antigen test on Day 5 of their visit or complete the daily Health Survey, but must follow all other on-island safety protocols during travel, including wearing a mask, physical distancing and regularly washing hands.

PRE-TRAVEL TESTING

I am an unvaccinated traveller, is a negative COVID-19 PCR (Swab) Test required to enter The Bahamas?

Yes, COVID-19 PCR testing is required for all unvaccinated persons travelling to The Bahamas, as well as unvaccinated persons travelling inter-island from Nassau & Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, Abaco, Eleuthera or Harbour Island.

  • Unvaccinated persons must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR (swab) test taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival. The name and address of the lab where the test was performed must be clearly displayed on the test result.
  • The day the test is taken is considered Day 0; for example, if a test was taken on Monday, travel must be completed by Saturday in order for the test to be valid for entry.
  • Upon arrival, any person presenting a test older than five (5) days will not be allowed entry into The Bahamas.
  • Children age ten (10) and under, as well as pilots and crew of commercial airlines who remain overnight in The Bahamas, are exempt from obtaining the PCR test.
  • All travellers eighteen (18) years of age and older are required to complete an individual Bahamas Travel Health Visa. Those persons seventeen (17) years and younger are to add a profile within the account of the parent or guardian.

Is there a fee for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa?

  • Yes, there is a non-refundable fee for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa for unvaccinated travellers, which will be dependent on length of stay.
  • All Bahamas Travel Health Visas include standard administrative costs, such as the application fee for the Health Visa, as well as related IT and distribution costs.
  • The final price of an individual Bahamas Travel Health Visa for visitors, returning citizens and residents is dependent on length of stay and any applicable testing, health care related costs or insurance requirements. (More details on rapid testing below)

Domestic Travel (within The Bahamas):

  • $25 – for unvaccinated citizens and residents

International Travel:

  • Returning Bahamian Citizens/Residents:
    $40 (non-refundable) – for all unvaccinated returning citizens and residents of The Bahamas
  • U.S. & Canadian Citizens/Residents
    $40 (non-refundable) – for unvaccinated visitors staying up to four (4) nights and five (5) days
    Includes cost of Travel Health Insurance; a day five rapid antigen test is not required
    $60 (non-refundable) – unvaccinated visitors staying longer than four (4) nights and five (5) days
    Includes costs of Travel Health Insurance and rapid antigen test on Day 5
  • Travellers From All Other International Countries:
    $50 (non-refundable) – for unvaccinated visitors staying up to four (4) nights and five (5) days
    Includes cost of Travel Health Insurance; a day five rapid antigen test is not required
    $70 (non-refundable) – unvaccinated visitors staying longer than four (4) nights and five (5) days
    Includes costs of Travel Health Insurance and rapid antigen test on Day 5

Exemptions:

  • Children ten (10) years and under (insurance coverage included) are free
  • Pilot/crew of commercial airlines who remain overnight in The Bahamas are exempt