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    Health Visa

    August 4, 2021

    Bahamas Travel Health Visa new requeriments: All travelers who want to travel to the Bahamas must present a PCR test or rapid antigen test, even those travelers who are fully vaccinated

    Bahamas will require
    negative PCR or rapid antigen test
    event vaccunated travelers from August 6th

    The government of the Bahamas has modified the requirements for entry into the Bahamas islands and travel between certain islands in the Bahamas in order to provide a safe and healthy island experience for all travelers visiting the Bahamas to safely enjoy the islands.


    This new regulation is aimed at all people who apply for a Health Visa to travel to the Bahamas or travel between islands within the Bahamas as of next Friday, August 6, 2021.


    From this date to:


    Entering the Bahamas from other countries:


    All fully vaccinated travelers, as well as children ages 2 to 11, will need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a rapid antigen test or a PCR test) taken no more than five (5) days prior to departure/arrival date to the Bahamas.


    Unvaccinated travelers 12 years of age and older must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days prior to arrival.


    All children under the age of 2 are exempt from any testing requirements.



    If you want to travel between islands within the Bahamas from the following islands:


    Nassau and Paradise Island, Grand Bahama (Freeport), Bimini (Alice Town), Exuma, Abaco, and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbor Island.


    All fully vaccinated travelers, as well as children ages 2 to 11, will need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a rapid antigen test or a PCR test) taken no more than five (5) days prior to departure/arrival date to the Bahamas.


    Unvaccinated travelers 12 years of age and older must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days prior to arrival.


    All children under the age of 2 are exempt from any testing requirements.



    Requeriments for Cruise Passengers.


    Guests on cruises originating in and returning to the Bahamas must apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa and follow the new testing requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons.


    Vaccinated people must provide a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test performed no more than five (5) days prior to arrival in the Bahamas islands.


    Unvaccinated people must obtain a negative PCR test performed no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival in the Bahamas islands.


    All travelers entering the Bahamas on cruises originating in the United States will be subject to the testing requirements required by the cruise line and approved by the Bahamian government.


    Cruise lines may have different requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers. Travelers should check with their cruise line for specific details related to their cruise.



    The new testing protocols are for all travelers applying for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa from Friday, August 6th onwards. These protocols will not apply to anyone with imminent travel who has already applied for and obtained a Bahamas Travel Health Visa.


    For full details, please visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates.


    As of today, August 4th, 2021, less than 16% of the total population of the Bahamas has received the first dose of the vaccine.


    Bahamas will require negative PCR or rapid antigen test to vaccinated tourists too.

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