Updated: Feb 9, 2021
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS PRE-DEPARTURE & ARRIVAL Prior to departing for The Bahamas: STEP 1: Travellers are required to complete an electronic Health Visa at travel.gov.bs.
• Health Visa applications take up to 72 hours?to process and should be completed?with adequate lead time. Submit a Health Visa
STEP 2: Must present a COVID-19 RT-PCR Test with a negative result. Test must be taken no more than (10) days prior to the date of travel. Test results must be uploaded in the Health Visa portal and presented upon arrival. • Any person presenting a test older than ten (10) days will not be allowed entry into The Bahamas. • Children under ten (10) are not required to take a test. does not administer tests ?for children in this age range. • No quarantine required • Wear a face mask Check Your Health Visa Application Status Green: Approved Health Visa Must present confirmation on arrival Yellow Pending Health Visa Application requires additional review Red:Denied Health Visa Entry not permitted
DURING TRAVEL While Traveling to The Bahamas & Once Arrived: • Wear a face mask: • Entering & transiting in terminals, at security & customs screenings, at baggage claim, during check in & boarding • Hold & scan own boarding passes or mobile devices
Temperature Screenings for Passengers ON-ISLAND EXPERIENCE Once on Island: ?• Wear a face mask: • When travelling in a taxi, when standing in line at attractions, before being seated at a restaurant, while checking into a hotel
Wear a Face Mask • When entering and exiting beaches (not required on the beach) • Must be worn before & after exercise and visible on your person during exercise. Beach gatherings are restricted to five (5) people or less and social distancing is mandatory. Travellers must return to accommodations and remain on property between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am daily. Guests can move around the property during curfew hours. ? FAILURE TO FOLLOW PROTOCOL To learn more, visit Bahamas.com/TravelUpdates For questions or to check on status of your application, contact HealthVisa@Bahamas.com
LAST UPDATED JULY 13, 2020 All Rules & Regulations are Being Enforced: • Travellers who do not complete a Health Visa or present COVID-19 RT-PCR Test with a negative result will be denied entry. • Travellers who show symptoms of COVID-19 may be transferred to an area away from others for further testing, and evaluation and quarantine may be required by health personnel. • A $200 fine or a penalty of one month imprisonment, or both, is to be enforced for visitors or residents found not wearing face masks in areas where it is required. Always Practice Social Distancing & Proper Handwashing Procedures