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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

Everyone traveling to The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR (swab) Test taken no more than five days prior to the date of arrival.

Everyone traveling 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 72 hours.

International Health Visa

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.

Domestic Travel Card

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

 

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

If you’re staying in The Bahamas for more than four nights or five days, you’ll be required to take a Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test on day five. Rapid Antigen Testing is available in a number of Nassau Paradise Island hotels and other convenient locations through Nassau and Paradise Island.

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now requires all passengers flying to the U.S. from a foreign country to show proof at departure of a negative COVID-19 viral test (PCR or Antigen) taken no more than 72 hours prior to the flight to the U.S. This new regulation applies to all travelers ages 2 and older. 

Rapid Antigen Testing is now readily available in a number of Nassau Paradise Island hotels, as well as other convenient testing locations throughout Nassau Paradise Island.  The Rapid Antigen Test results are generally available in 30 minutes or less and relatively inexpensive (under $30).  There are several hotels that provide free testing for their guests.  

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. 

Rapid Antigen Testing is also available 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau for a fee. However, it is recommended that testing be completed at or through hotel arrangements prior to arrival at the airport on your departure day.

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!