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Health Visa for visiting the Bahamas

Bahamasvisa.net is a non-governmental, privately-held website. We help residents of other countries with the process of applying for Bahamas Health Visa and proceeding the documentation for entering the Bahamas. Our charge is US $85.00 for this service, which includes the official $40 fee paid to the Bahamas government.

Before departure and upon arrival

Before leaving for The Bahamas:

Apply for Travel Health Visa

All travelers should present a negative COVID RT-PCR (swab) test not older than 5 days before arrival.

  • Children up to 10 years old, and commercial airline crew members who stay overnight in the Bahamas, are not obliged to test themselves.
  • Holders of tests older than 5 days will be denied entry to the Bahamas.
  • According to the Bahamas Health Visa application requirements, the negative PCR test results must be uploaded and presented upon arrival to the Bahamas.

With negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in possession, visitors are asked to apply for their Travel Health Visa for the Bahamas.

  • As of 14 November 2020, all visitors are required to pick a COVID-19 medical coverage for the full length of their Bahamas stay, in addition to the Travel Health Visa application with the insurance cost being part of the total application fee.
  • The Travel Health Visa cost depends on the length of stay.

•     Please, note that the application process can take up to 24 hours. Therefore, visitors are advised to avoid applying for their Bahamas Travel Medical Visa in the last moment.

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While travelling

When Travelling & Upon Arrival:

No more Vacation in Place. As of 1 November 2020, a new Protocol has been introduced with regards to all visitors to the Bahamas:

Face masks are mandatory:

  • Obligatory wear a face mask at the airport and seaport terminals, at the security and customs checks, and at the baggage pick up.

Observe the Health Monitor Procedures:

  • Rapid Antigen Tests will be taken by any visitor showing COVID-19 symptoms at any time of his or her stay on the islands. Such visitors will be quarantined and will resume their vacation when the tests show negative results.
  • If the test is positive, the visitors will have to do a COVID-19 RT-PCT test.

Rapid COVID-19 antigen tests will be taken by all those who decide to stay longer than four nights-five days.

  • Please, note that the results from these tests will be sent by phone as a text message within 60 minutes after the test has been taken.
  • Visitors who leave the Bahamas before or on their fifth day of their stay, will not be tested.
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Before departure and upon arrival

Before leaving for The Bahamas:

Apply for Travel Health Visa

All travelers should present a negative COVID RT-PCR (swab) test not older than 5 days before arrival.

  • Children up to 10 years old, and commercial airline crew members who stay overnight in the Bahamas, are not obliged to test themselves.
  • Holders of tests older than 5 days will be denied entry to the Bahamas.
  • According to the Bahamas Health Visa application requirements, the negative PCR test results must be uploaded and presented upon arrival to the Bahamas.

With negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in possession, visitors are asked to apply for their Travel Health Visa for the Bahamas.

  • As of 14 November 2020, all visitors are required to pick a COVID-19 medical coverage for the full length of their Bahamas stay, in addition to the Travel Health Visa application with the insurance cost being part of the total application fee.
  • The Travel Health Visa cost depends on the length of stay.

•     Please, note that the application process can take up to 24 hours. Therefore, visitors are advised to avoid applying for their Bahamas Travel Medical Visa in the last moment.

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If the official protocol guidelines are not respected

Rules and Regulations

  • Each visitor caught not wearing a mask on his or her face in the public areas will be charged of a fine of $200 or of one month of imprisonment, or of both.
  • Visitors not in possession of an approved Bahamas Travel Health Visa or who do not present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test will not be allowed to enter the islands.
  • Visitors with COVID-19 symptoms will be isolated, tested and put under quarantine if necessary.
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While on the island

On the Islands:

Do not forget to put your mask on the face and to respect a distance with others of between 1.5m – 2m in all public areas such as:

  • Beach areas: when entering and exiting all beaches. Please, note that while on the beach, wearing masks is not mandatory.
  • Public transportation & public buildings: wearing mask on the face is obligatory when in buses and taxies; when queuing; when entering and exiting public buildings, in coffee shops, restaurants, liquor, and grocery stores.
  • Before and after sports: Note that while doing sports, masks must be visible upon you.

Respect the guidelines of the Emergency Powers Order:

  • Note that each island has the authority to set its own safety guidelines. Before heading to your next destination, check on Bahamas.com/travelupdates.
  • Different islands can set their own local requirements and restrictions with regard the working hours of public establishments, potential confinement and curfew.

Do respect the physical distance recommendations & wash your hands with soap or sanitizer for at least 20 seconds.

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