Bahamas international travel guide in 2024

Bahamas international travel guide in 2024

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Bahamas travel details 🇧🇸
Bahamas has a population of 378K with main currency as Bahamian Dollar. The languages spoken are English. Bahamas travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Automatic teller machines are very common in Bahamas. Tipping is quite common in Bahamas and it's good etiquette to leave one. Internet speed in Bahamas is on average 8.2 Mbps.In Bahamas you drive on the left side.

Bahamas travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our advice for The Bahamas and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. Travellers may be victims of violent crime, including in resorts. Be aware of your surroundings and keep valuables out of sight (see 'Safety'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in The Bahamas due to the threat of violent crime.

Issue Date : Oct 26, 2023

Bahamas weather

Bahamas essential details

Plugs

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

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money in Bahamas

Currencies

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.

ATM

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 in Bahamas

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 .

Driving in Bahamas

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.

Emergecy

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Fire department
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Bahamas map

Bahamas visa advice

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.