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

This page was last updated on 16 December, 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 13.12.2021
1. 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. A rapid antigen test is also accepted for passengers between 2 and 11 years and for passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTec (Comirnaty), Sinopharm and Sinovac. A combination of vaccines is accepted. The test must be uploaded at
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.
2. Passengers and airline crew must have an approved “Bahamas Travel Health Visa” with a QR code obtained at
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Bahamas.


Detailed Tourist Information

The Bahamas welcomes fully vaccinated travelers and unvaccinated travelers. Those who got the jab are exempt from any pre-arrival testing requirements as well as on-island testing protocols. All travelers to the Bahamas are required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa and opt-in to COVID-19 health insurance.

All unvaccinated persons, ages 12 and older, 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.

As part of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, travellers 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 and older are required to complete an individual Bahamas Travel Health Visa application.

Persons seventeen (17) years and younger are to add a profile within the account of their parent or guardian.


Lockdown Details

Certain rules are in place on the islands of New Providence and Grand Bahama. Details of these rules, which include a curfew 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

Social gatherings 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

Health officers can order persons to be detained for screening and assessment and may order isolation or quarantine on reasonable grounds in order to prevent further spread of the disease. Visitors may incur the cost of quarantine and testing in government designated quarantine facilities

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