THE ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS ANNOUNCES UPDATED TRAVEL AND ENTRY PROTOCOLS
UPDATED APRIL 30, 2021
The Government of The Bahamas announced updated
public health measures and entry protocols for fully vaccinated travelers, stating:
• Effective immediately, Bahamian citizens and residents who are fully vaccinated – after
receiving their second dose – will be exempt from COVID-19 testing requirements when
travelling inter-island from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Exuma and
Eleuthera to any other island.
• Effective May 1, 2021, international visitors travelling to The Bahamas from other
countries who are fully vaccinated and have passed the two-week immunity period will
be exempt from testing requirements for entry and inter-island travel.
REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED TRAVELLERS
Vaccinated travelers will still need to apply for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa and will be
required to upload proof of vaccination (such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card)
with their application in place of PCR test requirement. They will not need to provide a negative
COVID-19 PCR test prior to entry, submit to rapid testing mandates or complete the daily health
questionnaire during their stay. At this time The Bahamas Government will only be accepting
vaccines by Pfizer Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.
REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS
Travelers who are not fully vaccinated will be required to follow all existing entry testing
requirements including applying for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa, providing proof of negative
PCR test taken no more than five (5) days prior to arrival and completing the daily health
questionnaire, as well as conducting rapid COVID-19 antigen testing if they are staying in The
Bahamas for longer than four (4) nights and five (5) days.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRAVELLERS
All visitors and residents will be required to apply for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa and
adhere to health and safety protocols on-island such as mask wearing, social distancing and
frequent hand washing among others. Health and safety remain our highest priority and we
must continue to be vigilant.
Due to the fluidity of COVID-19, the Government of The Bahamas will continue to monitor cases
across the islands and loosen or tighten restrictions as needed. The Bahamas is an archipelago
with more than 700 islands and cays, spread over 100,000 square miles, which means
conditions and instances of the virus can be different on each of the 16 islands available to
welcome visitors. Travelers should continue to check the status of their island destination
before travelling, by visiting Bahamas.com/travelupdates.
For full details on the latest updates, protocols and regulations, please visit opm.gov.bs.
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