Information about The Bahamas
Population: 313.312 (2011 est.)
Capital: Nassau 248,948 hab. (est 2010)
Official Languages: english
The flag carrier of The Bahamas is Bahamasair (UP)
Main cities: Nassau, Freeport
According to your nationality, before planning your trip, please check with the embassy or consulate of The Bahamas in your country of residence, if you need Visa in order to enter the country. Make sure to have the health insurance required and the valid passport, as well.
In addition to passport and visa, if you plan to travel to The Bahamas, whether for business or pleasure, we suggest to review the following information: International Airports - Airport Safety Rules - baggage allowance, size and weight restrictions - Most visited cities - Driving in The Bahamas - Electricity - Time Zone - Business hours - National Holidays - Weights and Measures - Rules of Etiquette and Commercial Practices
Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Time Zone: (GMT-5) Summer Time (GMT-4)
Travelers who present a valid international certificate for complete vaccination against COVID-19, using an approved vaccine, are exempt from the tests on arrival and the requirements of the daily health survey. Vaccinated travelers are still required to provide a negative pre-departure test, but this can be a rapid antigen test performed within 5 days of arrival, rather than a PCR test. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to departure. The vaccination certificate must be uploaded during the travel health visa application. The list of approved vaccines can be found at https://www.bahamas.com/travelupdates
It is mandatory to submit medical certificate / proof
Upon arrival, proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken no more than 5 days prior, must be presented.
Test is done upon arrival
Travelers visiting for more than 4 nights or 5 days should undergo a rapid COVID-19 antigen test.
Other medical measures
All passengers are subject to health checks on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual evaluation.
Additional documents required
Travelers must apply for a 'travel health visa' prior to departure and the resulting confirmation must be presented on arrival. As part of the application, proof of negative PCR test or full vaccination must be uploaded. Processing of this request can take up to 48 hours. During the application process, travelers must also choose a health insurance policy that will cover them for the duration of their stay. The cost for this will be included in the application fee, which will vary based on the length of stay. After arrival, a health survey must be completed every day for a period of up to 14 days or for the duration of the trip if it is less than 14 days.
Travel health visa
For more details Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas