The Bahamas (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantined for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 03.05.2021
1. Until 12 May 2021, passengers arriving from or who have transited through Haiti are not allowed to enter.
2. Passengers and airline crew must have an approved “Bahamas Travel Health Visa” with a QR code obtained at .
3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 5 days before arrival. The test must be uploaded at .
– This does not apply:
– to passengers younger than 11 years;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they received:
– the first Janssen vaccine dose at least 2 weeks before arrival; or
– the second AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine dose at least 2 weeks before arrival.


Detailed Tourist Information

To enter The Bahamas you will need to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate that is less than 5 days old, as well as a health visa application for international travel and a health card application for domestic travel.

Travellers are required to complete an electronic Health Visa form via The Health Visa takes up to 72 hours to process. Travellers should provide plenty of time to ensure this is processed in time.

Arrivals via commercial air need to quarantine for 14 days.

Lockdown Details

Certain rules are in place on the islands of New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera (excluding Spanish Wells and Harbour Island) and Exuma (limited to Great and Little Exuma). Details of these rules, which include a curfew between the hours of 10:00pm (8pm on Abaco) and 5:00am and limitations on social gatherings, are available at the Office of the Prime Minister website, subject to change.

The following measures are in place throughout the Bahamas:

-Face masks must be worn in any public space and must be worn for entry into supermarkets, pharmacies and businesses.
-Face masks or coverings must cover your nose and mouth; face mask must also be visible and easily identifiable.
-A government issued identification must be carried on person to present at police checkpoints, which have been established on several islands.
-Beaches and national parks are subject to restrictions, which vary across the islands.
-Socially distancing is set at 6ft apart. You may be required to stand or sit in a designated area according to the social distancing measures in place in a particular location.
-Hand washing and/or hand sanitizing is required upon entry into public buildings and private establishments. A security guard may ask you to wash your hands or they may spray your hands with a disinfectant.

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