Effective Immediately – the requirement for a travel health visa for inter-island travel within The Bahamas has been removed. Other important updates include:
- Vaccinated persons travelling inter-island from New Providence and Grand Bahama will now only be required to produce a negative result of a rapid antigen test of the type approved by the Ministry of Health, and if non-vaccinated, travellers are required to produce a negative result of the RT-PCR test at the point of embarkation to the operator of the airline or vessel on which they are travelling.
- For persons travelling inter-island from any other islands of The Bahamas, only a negative result of an antigen test of the type approved by the Ministry of Health is required.
- The requirement for secondary testing for inter-island travellers is now removed.
Curfew times have also been relaxed to 11:59 pm to 5:00 am on New Providence and Paradise Island, Grand Bahama, Exuma mainland, Abaco mainland, Bimini and North & South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.
For entry into the U.S., beginning November 1, 2021, all adult foreign nationals traveling to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated, with limited exceptions. Additionally, unvaccinated U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents who return to the United States will be required to provide proof of a negative test result taken within one (1) day prior to their departure.
For more information on US requirements, visit https://bs.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information.
For full Bahamas Covid Protocols & Requirements for Boaters: www.bahamasmarinas.com/procedures-and-protocols.
More information on Bahamas travel and entry protocols can be found at https://www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening.