Bahamas Covid Guidelines Update

Bahamas Covid Guidelines Update

Bahamas Covid Guidelines Update

Latest Tourism Advice and Entry Requirements

The Bahamas Covid Guidelines Update is fully vaccinated travelers visiting the Bahamas will be exempt from testing requirements for entry and inter-island travel beginning May 1, 2021. Unvaccinated travelers visiting the Bahamas will need to secure a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (nasal swab) test taken no more than five days prior to their arrival date. With proof of vaccination or a negative test in hand, travelers must apply for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs and opt-in to the COVID-19 health insurance, the cost of which is included in the travel health visa application fee. Children age 10 and under as well as pilots and commercial airline crew members who remain overnight are not required to take a COVID-19 test.

Travelers should keep in mind that the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application takes up to 48 hours to process. Unvaccinated visitors staying in the Bahamas for longer than four nights and five days are also required to take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test on day five. The cost of the rapid antigen test is included with the Bahamas Travel Health Visa and paid in advance of travel. Meanwhile, those staying less than four nights and five days can expect to pay $25 for a rapid test, which yields results provided electronically by SMS text message and email in 60 minutes or less. As of January 26, 2021, the CDC requires that all U.S.-bound air travelers age two and older obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of their departure date. Resorts such as Atlantis Paradise Island are offering complimentary on-site testing to make the process affordable and convenient for guests ahead of their return trip home.

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