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Health and Safety inNassau Paradise Island

Ready to treat yourself to that long-overdue getaway to Paradise? Nassau Paradise Island is open and welcoming guests. Read on to learn more about how to prepare for your vacation in The Bahamas, what to expect when you arrive, and how we’ll check in with you during your stay. 

For complete information about visiting The Bahamas, please visit:

The Bahamas Government Travel Update

Before You Go

Effective December 27, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas. Vaccinated travelers will need to provide proof of vaccination.

Children between the ages of 2 and 11 are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR Test), taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas.

Unvaccinated persons traveling to The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR (swab) Test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival. 

 

Vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers to The Bahamas must apply for a Health Visa. Cost of the Health Visa includes COVID-19 health insurance. 

Please note the Health Visa application process can take up to 48 hours.

If you’re planning to travel to another island in The Bahamas after a 7-night stay in Nassau, you’ll need to fill out a Domestic Travel Card application.

 

Don’t forget to pack a mask, hand sanitizer, and any PPE you’ll need during your trip.

See travel requirements for guests traveling on cruises that originate in, and return to The Bahamas.

 

 

For complete information about visiting The Bahamas, please visit:

The Bahamas Government Travel Update

 

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When You Arrive

Be sure to adhere to social distancing and airport signage throughout your trip, and wear a mask throughout the boarding and disembarking processes. 

Taxis must reduce the maximum number 
of passengers by 50%. 
For example, sedans can carry up to two passengers and SUVs up to four passengers. This does not apply to families travelling together. Passengers should not ride in the front seat, and it’s mandatory that masks are worn by both passengers and drivers. 

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While You're Here

Effective 4 January 2022, a Rapid Antigen Test will be required for all travellers staying in The Bahamas longer than 48 hours (two (2) nights), regardless of vaccination status. 

Visitors departing on or before 48 hours will not be required to obtain this test. This test replaces the existing Day-5 Rapid Antigen Test.  

For complete information, please visit:

The Bahamas Government Travel Update

While You're Here

You’ll notice more frequent cleaning at your hotel, as well as more hand sanitizer stations and directional signage. Wear a mask and social distance when traveling in a taxi or on a bus, standing in lines, entering any establishment, entering and exiting beaches, and before and after exercise.

For complete information, please visit:

The Bahamas Government Travel Update

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Before You Depart

Effective Monday, December 6th, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all air travelers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, to show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken the day before they board their flight to the United States. For example, a passenger whose flight to the United States is at any time on a Sunday would need to have a negative test taken at any time on Saturday.

Getting your test in Nassau Paradise Island is easy! Rapid Antigen Testing is offered at most hotels in Nassau Paradise Island, as well as other convenient locations. Test results are available within about an hour and relatively inexpensive (around $30). Plus, the majority of our hotels are offering the testing complimentary for their guests - simply stop by on your way to the beach or to dinner and you won’t miss a minute of fun in the sun! For more information, please contact your hotel’s front desk upon arrival for times and locations for testing.

 

 

The U.S. CDC has also confirmed that there is no federal quarantine mandate at this time on return to the United States following a trip to The Bahamas. Only existing local or state requirements would continue to apply. 

Passengers returning to countries outside of the U.S. may require an RT-PCR Test for re-entry.  The RT-PCR test results are available within 48 hours and the cost is approximately $150 per person.  Please check with your hotel for specific details and to make arrangements.

For complete information, please visit:

The Bahamas Government Travel Update

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Keep Informed

To make your visit a comfortable, relaxing, and safe one, our partner hotels and resorts are adhering to or exceeding best practices recommended by The Bahamas Ministry of Health, World Health Organization (WHO), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Our new guidelines include enhanced hotel cleaning and sanitation practices and guest protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please review Bahamas.com/travelupdates for important information before booking your trip. 

We missed you, we’re ready to welcome you, and we can’t wait to see you soon!