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Bahamas coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Bahamas. Bahamas is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to 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.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Bahamas

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to the Bahamas is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing on arrival and daily health survey requirements.
Additionally, vaccinated travelers must still provide a pre-departure negative test but this can be a rapid antigen test taken within 5 days of arrival, instead of a PCR test.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. The vaccination certificate must be uploaded during the travel health visa application in place of the PCR test result. The list of approved vaccines can be found at https://www.bahamas.com/travelupdates

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative RT-PCR test, taken no more than 5 days prior, must be provided on arrival.
Bahamas citizens and residents traveling back to the Bahamas are required to provide proof of an RT-PCR test taken from the country they have visited.

Testing on arrival

Travelers visiting for more than 4 nights or 5 days are required to undergo rapid COVID-19 antigen testing.

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment.

Additional documents required

Travelers must apply for a 'Travel health visa' prior to departure and the resulting confirmation must be presented upon arrival. As part of the application, proof of the negative PCR test must be uploaded. The processing of this application may take up to 48 hours.
During the application process, travelers must also chose a health insurance policy which will cover them for the duration of their stay. The cost of this will be included in the application fee, which will vary depending on the length of stay.
After arrival, a health survey must be completed each day for a period of up to 14 days. - Travel health visa
For more details Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas

Government measures

Although nationwide restrictions are in place, additional localized safety measures are decided by state authorities. More relaxed or restrictive guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. Information related to the COVID-19 response in the Bahamas can be found at https://opm.gov.bs/category/press-room/emergency-orders-covid-19/

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transport.

Public transport

Public transportation is partially operating with limits to capacity in place, inter-island restrictions vary across islands. Travelers may require a travel health card application for inter-island travel, where a negative RT-PCR test, which is no more than 5 days old, should be uploaded. Vaccinated travelers can alternatively upload proof of vaccination.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing but more restrictive measures may be in place in high-risk areas.

Bars

Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinated traveller exceptions

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine requirements and further testing on day 8 after arrival. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to present a pre-departure test and must book a COVID-19 self-test for day 2 after arrival for Β£68 GBP.
Fully vaccinated arrivals from EU countries with vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or Swissmedic, and arrivals from the USA with vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be accepted. Those vaccinated in the US will be required to provide proof of US residency.

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Bahamas

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Bahamas

Certain rules are in place on the islands of New Providence and Grand Bahama. Details of these rules, which include a curfew and limitations on social gatherings, are available at the Office of the Prime Minister website, subject to change.
The following measures are in place throughout the Bahamas:
Face masks must be worn in any public space and must be worn for entry into supermarkets, pharmacies and businesses
Face masks or coverings must cover your nose and mouth; face mask must also be visible and easily identifiable
A government issued identification must be carried on person to present at police checkpoints, which have been established on several islands
Social gatherings are subject to restrictions which vary across the islands
Socially distancing is set at 6ft apart. You may be required to stand or sit in a designated area according to the social distancing measures in place in a particular location
Hand washing and/or hand sanitizing is required upon entry into public buildings and private establishments. A security guard may ask you to wash your hands or they may spray your hands with a disinfectant
Health officers can order persons to be detained for screening and assessment and may order isolation or quarantine on reasonable grounds in order to prevent further spread of the disease. Visitors may incur the cost of quarantine and testing in government designated quarantine facilities
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Bahamas

Do not travel

International flights are operating into and out of the Bahamas, but flight availability remains restricted. There are special requirements for entry to The Bahamas including applying for a health visa prior to arrival (see Travel). We advise: Do not travel to the BahamasΒ due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.
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