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

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, or AstraZeneca vaccines.

Exempt from any pre-arrival testing requirements as well as on-island testing protocols.
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test required for some travellers.
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 14.07.2021
1. Until 13 August 2021, passengers arriving from or who have transited through Haiti are not allowed to enter.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 5 days before arrival. Tests accepted are: NAAT, PCR, RNA, RT-PCR and TMA. The test must be uploaded at www.travel.gov.bs
– This does not apply:
– to passengers younger than 12 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.
3. Passengers and airline crew must have an approved “Bahamas Travel Health Visa” with a QR code obtained at www.travel.gov.bs

 

Detailed Tourist Information

The Bahamas welcomes fully vaccinated travelers who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, or AstraZeneca vaccines. Those who got the jab are exempt from any pre-arrival testing requirements as well as on-island testing protocols.

The Bahamas also welcomes unvaccinated travelers, but requires them to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than five days before arriving, complete a daily health questionnaire, and take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test on the fifth day of their trip.

Children 10 and younger are also exempt from testing.

All travelers to the Bahamas are required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa and opt-in to COVID-19 health insurance.
 

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.
 

Sources

https://www.bahamas.com/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co