Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Grand Bahama
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 120 hours before departing to Grand Bahama.
Bahamas Health Visa
Travelers must fill the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application and receive confirmation before travel. Travelers under 18 years of age must be added to the parent or guardian account. Applications take up to 48 hours to process.
Unvaccinated Bahamian citizens or residents can not use a test taken in The Bahamas prior to travel for re-entry.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Grand Bahama: most visitors from South Africa may enter Grand Bahama but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Grand Bahama. Most travelers can enter Bahamas, but there are restrictions. All travelers are required to opt-in for mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when submitting their Bahamas Travel Health Visa application. The insurance covers travelers for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas.
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Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Grand Bahama.
An average direct flight from South Africa to Grand Bahama takes 40h 15m, covering a distance of 12846 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - Freeport with an average flight time of 40h 15m.
The cheapest ticket to Grand Bahama from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R28 182. The most popular route is Johannesburg OR Tambo to Freeport Grand Bahama Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R28 182.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Freeport (100% of total searches to Grand Bahama).
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
"My flight was cancelled and I wasn’t even notified!!! Horrible service!"
Pros: "Friendly, helpful and efficient."
Cons: "Almost had 3 people in a row...of people not in Same household. Luckily flight wasn't full so people moved around and made my row less crowded"
Cons: "Been non discriminatory"
Pros: "Everything was on time considering the heavy Holidays travels."
Pros: "Ease of boarding."
Cons: "Flight got in late and I was unable to make my connecting flight."
Pros: "Nothing. I missed this flight because of a delay of my flight on Friday."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and friendly"
Pros: "Nice crew. Newer comfy seats"
Cons: "Again the layover was 16 hours-AWFUL."
Cons: "There isn't enough leg room for those of us who are tall. I'm 6'3 and my knees always strike the seat in front of me."
Cons: "No complaints, great crew, great service, great flight!"
Cons: "The plane boarded early. Was not called over intercom. Got to gate 45 mins before plane take off and crew refused to let me board the plane and was unable to exchange my ticket so had to buy a whole new ticket home. Very dissatisfied."
Pros: "The flight was comfortable and the crew were very nice."
Cons: "I didn't look like that we had to board outside because a flight going to Texas was late."
Cons: "Turbulence throughout the entire flight, couldnt sleep, and they didnt offer any snacks because of this"
Cons: "Flight got cancelled"
Cons: "It's was my kids first time fying and no entertainment. Wi-Fi didn't work. And the kandng was a bit scary."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Comfortable wifi enabled jet."
Cons: "Flight delayed over 2hrs. Inbound aircraft mechanical trouble. No info provided by airline. Maddening 10 minute rolling delay. "Your flight is boarding in xx(10) minutes and no airplane is at gate. It's just ridiculous."
Pros: "Everything but the seat. It did not have enough room and it was very unconfortable when the people in front reclined their seats back."
Cons: "Small seating space."
Pros: "Nothing, Heathrow has come so far along, especially if you’re an E.U member traveling through on a connection flight. It was awful-the A.A crew members were rude and actually beyond belief still had jobs. I refused beverage, dinner and light meal services. I got attitude for ordering 2 beeers at once instead of wine for dinner-pure I requested Premium Economy a couple days before and even offered to pay it then-no luck C32 G I got. And to fly in Chicago? You got to be kidding me-never again."
Cons: "See above-never ever-ever again. Something about A.A and Chicago just sucks. Immigration, claim your own luggage to just give it to someone else in a different line, going through security a 3rd time. I’m sticking with B.A and A.F for know own. I will never be stuck in economy on A.A international flight of such poor quality again-purgatory."
Pros: "All flights were on time and actually landed ahead of schedule. Crew were helpful and attentive but our particular flight attendant was very abrupt with all the passengers which was off putting."
Cons: "need more leg room for international flights. My husband is 6 feet and he found it very uncomfortable when the person in front of him reclined his seat for the entire trip."
Cons: "No personal tv's on an international flight, that is absurd Smallest seats I've sat in in years"
Cons: "I hate American airlines. It is the WORST. We were held for almost 4 hours waiting for "maintenance call" then flight was cancelled. THEN it took two full hours to get back checked bags. By ths point it was 5 pm, had been at airport since 8:30 -- no food offered, no apologies, not even a glass of water. Of course, no flights back to US so I was stuck an extra day, completely messed up school and work. I THOUGHT I was booking with Iberia but it was a code share. I WILL NEVER fly American Airlines again!"
Pros: "It was a larger plane than the first leg of my journey so I did not have to gate-check my carry on luggage."
Cons: "It was a bit of a bumpy flight during take off and landing. Flight was cold, but not freezing - tolerable."
Pros: "I liked that the internet connection was free because I am a T-Mobile customer."
Cons: "Boarding the plane was a bit clumsy. I felt like everyone was tripping over each other since the front of the plane was boarding first."
Cons: "The leg room for seats were horrible especially anyone passed 5 ft 7in."
Cons: "They were not honest with the information given by stewardesses"
Pros: "Good meals"
Cons: "Could not get seats together with my husband"
Cons: "Ran out of food for purchase and Delayed flight"
Pros: "Appreciated the staff acommodated me with an aisle seat."
Cons: "Had worse return flight experience. The flight was supposed to depart at 10am. While everyone was boarded, we were told the airplane missing a part. All of us had to wait for 2 and half hours for the crew to tell us that the part was in London. Thus, the flight had to be canceled. Then we waited to pick up our luggages from 12:30pm to nearly 4pm in order to get transported to a 40- minute drive away Hotel. I was starving because I didn't have breakfast as I tried to catch my flight and no food was provided during the waiting time. Plus, the entire day was wasted. Oh well, at least we were provided accommodation for the overnight, 2:40am breakfast, 4am airport shuttle, and 8am flight to get to our destination next day."
Pros: "Ticket agents at all airports were helpful and very considerate."
Cons: "We were not able to print our boarding passes the day before as expected per the website and purchase docs for the tickets, despite providing passport numbers (several times) and Global Entry registrations. Had to go to a ticket desk at first departure and third departure points to have them printed, with no explanations given. Also not allowed to choose our seats for the third leg. Food was barely edible. Paid extra for roomier seats on one leg, making it more comfortable, but were extremely tight on another leg which had many empty seats scattered throughout the cabin. Cabin attendants seemed more interested in pushing items that generated revenue than providing the ones that came with the ticket (which is never cheap to begin with)."
Cons: "Our flight was delay for about 3 hours."
Pros: "I liked the crew and I liked the entertainment, as it made the 10+ hour trip go so quickly. I was also able to sleep 1/2 the time. The crew was extremely nice. I would love to fly BA or AA or any of their partners as long as the fates are reasonable."
Cons: "I checked in online and had my seats reserved and I only had one piece of luggage to check in. In LAX, as long as I checked in for the flight on time, all I had to do in LA was go to a kiosk and check my luggage myself and give it to the people who work at the counter. The whole process took 5 minutes. However, even though I was checked in For my flight, in LHR, I was told that I still had to wait in the long line for those who needed their boarding passes among checking in tons of luggage. I was given a paper ticket lthough i already had one in my iPhone apple wallet. Besides waiting, for what I thought was a waste since I only had to check in luggage, the gates seemed so far away and the scheduling boards don't indicate right away as to what gate I need to go to. Luckily, my app told me what gate and I was hoping it was correct because I had to walk so far. Basically my gripes were with the airport and not with the flight itself. One thing bout the plane from London to lax, it seems the bigger the plane, the less legroom I had. I felt too close to the people next to me. The plane from Paris had more room."
Pros: "Old plane"
Cons: "Luggage did not arrive with us"
Cons: "We had purchased the tickets months before flying - It was Quantas, but we flew on American and Alaska- no one seemed to talk to each other - not one site had the complete itinerary. Took hours of phone calls and a lot of anxiety before we completed the trip. I used my American airline frequent flyer card and even though we flew over 14000 miles, we got credit for 500."
Pros: "Crew were nice"
Cons: "No food, no pillow, stuffed plane of sickness and pathetic drinks on 5 hr flight which I paid $75 to arrive 2 hrs early... this airline is CHEAP. Good things were friendly, sympathetic crew and good movies."
Cons: "Two legs flying up from Norfolk to Boston delayed. Two legs flying home the next day also delayed."
Pros: "The entertainment is modern and had a good mix of movies and music."
Cons: "It was crowded and and hot. I couldn't stand to go to the bathroom because the seat in front of me was leaned so far back."
Pros: "The flight was on time and comfortable"
Cons: "That I paid for luggage when most people waited until they were told while boarding so they checked the baggage for free even though it was obviously too large. Maybe it should be checked closer when checking in before going through security."
Pros: "Pilots avoided turbulence for flight."
Cons: "Music reception was very poor on flight. had trouble accessing Wifi."
Pros: "I enjoyed the whole experience. The staff was friendly and the plane was clean."
Pros: "No comment"
Cons: "No food or drink given to me. Deliberately ignored by crew."
Cons: "No breakfast"
Cons: "Would be nice to know ahead of time if flight is equipped with an in seat television so as to be prepared to bring headphones."
Pros: "This was the roughest flight I have ever been on, it Was so awful I opted for greyhound going home also being made to check my carry on bag was not cool."
Cons: "The constant turbulence ,having to check carry on bag"
Pros: "The water"
Cons: "After the whole ordeal with the first flight, I get on my second flight, which was only an hour. Something happened with the air on the plane and it was sweltering the whole flight. Really hot and uncomfortable! The day, overall was very taxing - I paid $521 for a ticket and expected a good experience . I guess that was too much to ask for. I am disappointed in American Airlines and will NEVER fly that airline again - nor will any of my family."
Airlines flying to Grand Bahama have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Grand Bahama
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Grand Bahama
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Grand Bahama
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Grand Bahama
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Grand Bahama