Travel Restrictions Entering the Bahamas from the United States

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from the United States to the Bahamas.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

PARTIALLY OPEN

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
463.22
Increased by-214.15
at 1/24/2022
Vaccinated
40.05%
Increased by0.21%
at 1/12/2022
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to travel to the Bahamas. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Start Date
11/29/2021
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Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through the Bahamas if they remain on the plane.

Travelers who leave the plane are required to:

  • Have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 5 days before their arrival in The Bahamas;
  • Fill out a Bahamas Health Visa before departure.
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Start Date
3/31/2021
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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers

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Travel Purpose
TransitTourismBusinessMedical
Description

Vaccinated travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or rapid antigen test result, taken a maximum of 3 days (72 hours) before arrival in the Bahamas.

Vaccinated travelers will be required to upload negative COVID-19 test results in addition to valid proof of vaccination.

Travelers aged between 2-11 years are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or rapid antigen test.

Travelers wanting to travel between islands in the Bahamas must also present a negative COVID-19 test result. Vaccinated travelers can have a rapid antigen or an RT-PCR negative test result.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 2.
Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 3 days Before Arrival
  • A Rapid Test Up To 3 days Before Arrival
  • A Antigen Test Up To 3 days Before Arrival
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Vaccinated travelers must upload a valid proof of vaccination in the Bahamas Health Visa portal, confirming that it has passed 2 weeks since they received the last dose of vaccination.

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The Bahamas Government accepts AstraZeneca, Janseen (Johnson & Johnson), Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Sinopharm, Covaxin and Sinovac vaccines. Mixed and matched second doses of COVID-19 vaccines are accepted.

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Mandatory

Mandatory Health Insurance

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Description

All travelers are required to opt-in for mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when submitting their Bahamas Travel Health Visa application. The insurance covers travelers for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas.

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Mandatory

Mandatory Bahamas Health Visa

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Travel Purpose
TransitTourism
Description

Travelers must fill the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application and receive confirmation before travel. Travelers under 18 years of age must be added to the parent or guardian account. Applications take up to 48 hours to process.

Travel Health Visa is not required for inter-island travel within The Bahamas.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Bahamian citizens and residents.
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

All travelers who are staying in the Bahamas for more than 48 hours or 2 nights will be required to take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test. The results must be submitted to the Ministry of Health online via the health travel website.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers who stay in the Bahamas for less than 48 hours.
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Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in the Bahamas. Travelers are allowed to move about and explore the destination beyond the confines of their hotel or other accommodations.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Travel Purpose
TourismBusinessTransit
Description

Travelers must wear masks in public places where social distancing is not possible.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Bahamas.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
463.22
Increased by-214.15
at 1/24/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
29.85%
Increased by-2.44%
at 1/23/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
40.05%
Increased by0.21%
at 1/12/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
158,965
Increased by845
at 1/12/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.24
Increased by-0.06
at 1/21/2022

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, more relaxed or restrictive guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. Information related to the COVID-19 response in different islands of the Bahamas can be found at https://www.bahamas.com/t...
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transport.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is partially operating with limits to capacity in place, inter-island restrictions vary across islands. Travelers may require a travel health card application for inter-island travel, where a negative RT-PCR test, which is no more than 5 days old, should be uploaded.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open with reduced capacity for vaccinated customers. More restrictive measures may be in place in high-risk areas.

Bars

Closed
Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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