Bahamas COVID-19 Entry Requirements
The Island country, Bahamas is not spared from the touch of the deadly covid-19 pandemic, with over 11,000 persons infected and over 200 dead as of now.
In order to reduce the importation of the disease by travelers coming into the country, the authorities have outline travel requirements that every traveler must abide by.
Travel to Bahamas COVID-19
Prior to Departing for The Bahamas, one must take note of this according to The Islands of Bahamas:
STEP 1: Testing Requirements
- Effective immediately, a Bahamas citizen or resident who is fully vaccinated – after receiving their second dose – will be exempted from COVID-19 testing requirements when traveling inter-island from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Exuma, and Eleuthera.
- Effective May 1, 2021, visitors traveling to The Bahamas from other countries who are fully vaccinated and have passed the two-week immunity period will be exempted from COVID-19 testing requirements for entry and inter-island travel.
- Unvaccinated travelers entering The Bahamas and/or those traveling inter-island from Nassau & Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, Abaco, Eleuthera, or Harbour Island, must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR (swab) test taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival. The 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 Travel 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: Bahamas Travel Health Visa Application
All persons traveling to The Bahamas, and those traveling inter-island, are required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs