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Before YouDepart

Before You Depart

Prepare for your vacation in The Bahamas in three easy steps. 

1. Each visitor must get a COVID-19 RT-PCR Swab Test with a negative result within 10 days of arrival in The Bahamas. Tests over 10 days old will not be accepted.

Please note, all children under 10 do not need a test.

Find a testing site here:

US RESIDENTS

CANADIAN RESIDENTS

For more information about testing, please see the CDC’s website

2. Complete the Health Visa application and submit it online (one per traveler). In addition to current health and recent travel information, you will be asked to upload your negative test results in the Health Visa portal. Once submitted, an automated response will be provided that the application is completed, but the entire Health Visa application process can take up to 72 hours. If you have questions or would like to check on the status of your Health Visa application, please contact: [email protected].

This document, along with a valid passport, are the only documents required to board your flight. No quarantine will be required upon arrival, however, travelers who show symptoms of COVID-19 may be transferred to an area away from other passengers for further testing and evaluation. Each visitor must present a Health Visa, COVID-19 PCR Swab Test with negative result, and valid passport upon arrival at Bahamas Immigration. Travellers who do not complete a Health Visa or present a COVID-19 RT-PCR Test with a negatie result will be denied entry. 

For travel to Nassau Paradise Island, or if traveling through Nassau to another island, choose and complete the International Health Visa application.

If also planning travel to another island in The Bahamas following a 7-night stay in Nassau, you will also need to complete the Domestic Travel Card application.

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH VISA

DOMESTIC TRAVEL  CARD

Please visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates for the latest travel requirements prior to booking your trip. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

3. Be sure to pack a mask and hand sanitizer when you travel to The Bahamas. Passengers are allowed to bring one 12-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer in their carry-on luggage. Look for a product containing at least 60 percent alcohol.