The Bahamas is open for tourism. Vaccinated travelers can skip testing requirements from May 8. There is no mandatory quarantine but all unvaccinated visitors still need to bring a COVID-19.
Below you can find the most up to date policies and requirements for traveling to the Bahamas.
The Bahamas reopening – Latest Updates
June 16 – The Bahamas has lifted its lockdowns on Central and North Andros and Cat Island as of June 14
The “Enhanced Local Measures” that forced people on Central and North Andros and Cat Island to remain home at all times except for essential reasons were lifted on June 14.
This does not mean that the pandemic is over on these islands. The strict lockdown measures were replaced with curfews that will run from 18:00 to 05:00 on Central Andros and from 20:00 to 05:00 on Cat Island.
There is still an ongoing concern about the spread of the virus, but epidemiology data show that COVID-19 infections have decreased.
Over the last 3 weeks the country has seen an average of 27 new infections per day which is 23% of the highest peak reported so far.
May 8 – The Bahamas to lift COVID-19 testing for vaccinated visitors
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism decided to lift testing requirements for vaccinated travelers starting today.
Back in May, the country had reopened for international travelers who still needed to bring a negative COVID-19 test result. As of now, travelers who have been administered two doses of a Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson or AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 can now skip coronavirus testing.
Regardless of vaccination status, the Bahamas still requires visitors aged 18 and older to apply for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa and to opt-in to the country’s COVID-19 health insurance. Additionally, they need to observe a series of biosecurity protocols while on the island, according to the country’s official website.
Starting December 7 visitors to the Bahamas no longer need to quarantine if they wish to embark on inter-island travel. The quarantine has been replaced with proof of negative PCR test results.
Within 72 hours they will let you know if your application has been approved.
Don’t forget to bring your application confirmation and the original PCR test results with you! Airport authorities will check them before boarding your plane and once again after landing in the Bahamas.
For further inquiries call the COVID-19 travel hotline +1 (242) 502 0829 or send a message to [email protected]
Do visitors need to provide their contact and personal information?
No, unless they show COVID-19 symptoms during airport or seaport health screenings. In which case they will be asked to quarantine until they can produce negative COVID-19 test results. These patients can self-isolate at
Their own homes
Rented accommodations (AirBnB)
A hotel room with a private bathroom
A private boat
Government quarantine facilities (at their own cost)
Are beaches open to the public?
Yes. They are. However some of them have restrictions on the number of people (groups no bigger than 5 people) and the curfew (if any) set in place for that island.
Yes, some of them are open but different conditions apply. See below
Green Turtle Club Resort and Marina (Fuel Dock Only)
Treasure Cay Resort and Marina (Fuel Dock Only)
Great Harbour Cay
Sea Crest Marina
Bimini Blue Water Marina
Harbour Island/North Eleuthera
Great Exuma & George Town
GRAND BAHAMA PORTS OF ENTRY
East End Grand Bahama
Freeport Harbour & Freeport City
Port Lucaya & SOuth Freeport Intels
West End Grand Bahama
Riding Rock Resort and Marina
If travelers show symptoms of COVID-19 they will have to quarantine immediately until they can prove they are healthy through a COVID-19 test.
Do visitors need to wear a mask?
Yes. It is mandatory to wear a mask on indoor businesses and public places, as well as outdoors when social distancing is not possible. visitors could get fined up to US $200 for refusing to comply with this health measure.