Bahamas international travel advice

Landscape view of Bahamas

Bahamas 🇧🇸

Bahamas is part of Americas 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. the Commonwealth of the Bahamas is the formal name of Bahamas It is adviced to Exercise a high degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~21.03 °C   🌧 ~46.87 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 378K people


⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for The Bahamas. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in The Bahamas.

issued date: November 1, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Bahamas uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English


💱 Currencies Used

Bahamas uses the Bahamian dollar (symbol: B$), code BSD.Banknotes come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are very common in Bahamas. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Bahamas and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts usually include a service charge.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Bahamas is on average 8.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Bahamas is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📞 Calling

To call Bahamas, dial +, then 1 242 (the country code for Bahamas), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number. For local calls within Bahamas, start with the area code (with the initial 1). In the case above area code is 242 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Bahamas you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 32 km/h (19 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency







Fire department


Last updated: January 1, 2020