Bahamas health regulations

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Bahamas 🇧🇸

Get required, recommended and general health regulations advice before travelling to Bahamas. It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots. Zika outbreaks have been reported in the Bahamas. Bahamas is part of North America with main city at Nassau. Its Developing country with a population of 378K people. The main currency is Bahamian Dollar. The languages spoken are English.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 378K people

Health Regulations

🚑 Required health regulations for Bahamas

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💊 Recommended health regulations for Bahamas

  • It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.

  • A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in the Bahamas, regardless of where they are eating or staying.

  • A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.

  • A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.

🏥 General health regulations for Bahamas

  • Zika outbreaks have been reported in the Bahamas. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to the Bahamas. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in the Bahamas.

  • Chikungunya cases have been reported in the Bahamas. For further information, please visit the CDC Chikungunya Advice.

  • Dengue cases have been reported in the Bahamas. For further information, please visit the CDC Dengue Advice.

  • HIV is a risk in the Bahamas. For further information, please visit the CDC HIV Advice.

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Last updated: January 29, 2020