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Risk Ratings  

    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Bahamas

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Low -

Inbound travel is broadly possible with some inconvenience; restrictions affect a limited range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a limited range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country.  Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInternal / DomesticA public state of emergency is in effect. A curfew from 22.00 to 05.00 is in place on Grand Bahama Island and Nassau And Paradise Island. Travellers from Grand Bahama or New Providence islands must present either a negative PCR test result or proof of vaccination.

Each island implemented its own measures. The authorities recommend checking the status of any destination before travelling. An interactive island guide with details can be found here: https://www.bahamas.com/travelupdates
(Ends 13 August 2021)
Physical distance measures (three to six feet (1-2 metres) between individuals) must be practised while in public. Masks are mandatory for both tourists and residents in public places. Violations of this rule will incur either a $250 fine or one month imprisonment, or both.
Those showing COVID-19 symptoms may be transferred away from other people for further testing and possible quarantine measures.
(Until further notice)
InboundTesting requirements:

A) Who needs to test?
Unvaccinated travellers must upload negative COVID-19 test results and present a copy upon arrival. The only exemptions to this rule are children under the age of ten and pilots and crew members.

Fully vaccinated travellers no longer require a negative COVID-19 test to enter the Bahamas or for inter-island travel after completing two weeks of being fully vaccinated.

B) Type of test and number of hours:
The test must be a RT PCR COVID-19 test, and must have been taken no more than five days prior to arrival. Inter-island travellers must also complete a COVID-19 test within five days prior to arrival from another island.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements:

A) Who must quarantine and for how long?
Any travellers that exhibit COVID-19 symptoms will be required to self-quarantine and take a rapid antigen test and acquire negative results prior to continuing vacation. Those who test positive will need to take a subsequent RT-PCR swab test.

B) Where must travellers quarantine?

C) Are additional tests required during quarantine?
All travellers staying in the Bahamas for more than five days will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test on the 5th day.

Individuals entering the Bahamas or travelling interisland from New Providence or Grand Bahama, agrees to monitoring by self-reporting through the completion of a daily health questionnaire for a period of 14 days or the duration of stay (whichever is shorter); by the Ministry of Health; by members of the COVID-19 Enforcement Unit; and by unscheduled visits by the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
(Until further notice)
Additional requirements

Travellers are required to purchase COVID-19 health insurance when applying for the Travel Health Visa. The Travel Health Visa takes up to 48 hours to process.
(Until further notice)
Entry rules:

A) Inbound travel for foreign nationals (including Canada, Mexico, US, and EU/EEA/Schengen nationals): International tourism has resumed.

B) Inbound travel for COVID-19 variant areas: International tourism has resumed.

C) Traveller’s Health Declaration (DSV):
All travellers, including citizens and residents as well as inter-island travellers, must submit a Travel Health Visa Application at travel.gov.bs prior to arrival.
(Until further notice)
OutboundThere are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Bahamas

COVID-19 information for Bahamas

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Crime rates in the Bahamas have increased significantly in recent years, particularly in Nassau. Security risks on the outlying islands of the Bahamian archipelago, known as the Family or Out Islands, are significantly lower than for Nassau (New Providence) and Freeport (Grand Bahama). Violent crime and murder have traditionally occurred in the lower-income areas of Nassau and Freeport; the southern neighbourhoods of Nassau are particularly dangerous. However, criminal activity has spread into upmarket residential and tourist areas. Despite the increase in violent crime, the problem largely affects local residents. The principal risks for business travellers remain petty theft and street crime. The islands face a significant risk from hurricanes and tropical storms between June and November.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Bahamas
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

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