ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BAHAMAS
It is almost time for your trip to the Bahamas! As you prepare, please be aware of the new travel requirements and entry screening process for visiting the island. The ongoing pandemic causes frequent changes to entry requirements and testing guidelines, so be sure to check this page frequently leading up to your trip as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Last Updated: October 6th, 2021
1. Fully Vaccinated Travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers to the Bahamas will be required to present proof of a negative PCR or Antigen test taken within 5-days of arrival. Non-vaccinated are required to show proof of PCR (Antigen not accepted for non-vaccinated) taken within 5-days of arrival.
Additionally, the child age limit for testing has changed. All children ages 2-11 years old will need to present a negative covid-19 test (PCR or Antigen) taken 5-days of arrival.
All children, between the ages of 2 and 11, wishing to enter The Bahamas will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas. All children under the age of 2 are exempt from any testing requirements.
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.
All persons traveling to The Bahamas are required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs. Fully vaccinated travelers will be required to upload negative test results (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), in addition to valid proof of vaccination (such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card). For international travelers, 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 Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.
2. Unvaccinated Travelers
Unvaccinated travelers will be required to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test results. Tests must be taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival.
Children between the ages of 2 and 11 will be required to upload their negative Rapid Antigen Test or PCR test results.
3. Travel Health Visa
As part of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, all travelers 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 Bahamas Travel Health Visa application fee. Bahamas Travel Health Visa applications take up to 48 hours to process and should be completed with adequate lead time. The cost of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa is dependent on length of stay and vaccination status.
All travelers eighteen (18) years of age and older are required to complete an individual Bahamas Travel Health Visa. Persons seventeen (17) years and younger are to add a profile within the account of their parent or guardian.
For more details and information, please visit the Bahamian Tourism Board website.
Before returning to the USA effective immediately, the United States requires that all air passengers entering the country will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of our travel suppliers have made arrangements for on-site COVID-19 testing right at your hotel (view these travel supplier policies).
Reminder-if you do any COVID testing or seek any healthcare while abroad, please retain all receipts for insurance purposes.