While the Bahamas only recently lifted the testing requirements for tourists, they have reinstated the pre-arrival test for all visitors. Vaccinated travelers will not have to do the mid-trip test or daily health reporting, however. To be considered fully vaccinated, you’ll need to have received your second dose of the vaccine at least 2 weeks prior to your travel dates. You will be able to complete the requirements online before arrival. The Bahamas Travel website is a great resource with up-to-date information.
Fully Vaccinated Travelers
Effective August 6, 2021, visitors traveling to The Bahamas from other countries who are fully vaccinated and have passed the two-week immunity period will be exempted from the mid-trip COVID-19 test and daily health reporting requirements. COVID-19 testing will be required for entry into the country within 5 days of arrival, even for vaccinated travelers.
The Bahamas Government is only accepting vaccinations by Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca at this time. Besides those, visitors who have received non-approved vaccines must follow the same protocols as unvaccinated travelers.
Unvaccinated travelers entering The Bahamas and/or those traveling inter-island from Nassau & Paradise Island or Grand Bahama Island must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR (swab) test taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival. Test must return a negative result for entry into The Bahamas.
The Bahamas still requires all unvaccinated and vaccinated travelers to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa. This includes visitors, returning citizens and residents arriving via commercial flights, as well as by private planes, private boats, yachts or pleasure craft. You will upload your required documentation on their website. The approval decision can take several days, so make sure to have enough lead time.
Please visit the Bahamas Travel Site for the latest travel rules. Stay safe, stay healthy, and we look forward to meeting you again in the Bahamas!