Covid-19 Travel Restrictions in the Bahamas

Covid-19 Travel Restrictions in the Bahamas

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The Bahamas opened its borders to all passengers, including tourists, but all arrivals on commercial flights have a 14-day “Vacation-in-Place” (VIP) entry law. A negative Covid-19 PCR test result given within 5 days prior to arrival must be presented by travelers.

A business woman is wearing protective mask in international airport, travel under covid-19 pandemic

The Bahamas reopened its borders to all travelers, including tourists, on July 1st. For flight details, visitors should directly contact commercial airlines.

Each traveler must apply a Travel Health Visa Application form online at for anyone who may enter the Bahamas. Via email, a confirmation will be given. Each traveler has to have their verification on their hands after arriving at their destinations. Travelers must also upload their COVID-19 negative test results.

Each traveler must also have a COVID-19 PCR (molecular swab) test with a negative result before traveling. The results of the examination must not be taken more than 5 days before arrival. No other COVID-19 form of test is appropriate.

After 14 days, any person planning to stay in the country may be required, at their own expense, to complete another COVID-19 test to leave Vacation in Place.

Inter-island travel in the Bahamas needs travelers at https:/ to complete an online health application.

A negative COVID-19 RT-PCR molecular test result given within 5 days prior to the date of travel to the destination island must be submitted by travelers traveling from New Providence (Nassau) and surrounding islands, which include Paradise Island. Upon arrival on the destination island, a 14-day ‘Vacation-in-Place’ (VIP or quarantine requirement) is still required.