Open with restrictions

The Bahamas Travel Restrictions

37,60% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter The Bahamas.

The Bahamas entry details and exceptions

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.


Outgoing travel to The BahamasTravelling from South Africa to The Bahamas

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 120 hours before departing to The Bahamas.

Details and exceptions
Unvaccinated travelers above the age of 12 must have a negative COVID-19 PCR result to enter the Bahamas. The test must be taken a maximum of 5 days before arrival. Travelers must upload the test to their Travel Health Visa application and have proof on arrival.
Children between the ages of 2 and 11 will be can take either a rapid antigen test or a COVID-19 PCR test.
Travelers are also required to obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken no more than five days prior to the date of travel, and present to the operator of the airline or vessel for inter-island travel within the Bahamas from Nassau & Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island. For travel within any other islands of the Bahamas, only a negative result of a rapid antigen test is required.
This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 2.
Unvaccinated travelers who are staying in the Bahamas for more than 4 nights and 5 days will be required to take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test on day 5. The results must be submitted to the Ministry of Health online via the health travel website. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 11, fully vaccinated visitors who have passed the 2 week immunity period traveling to the Bahamas or inter-island and travelers who stay in the Bahamas for less than 4 nights and 5 days.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering The Bahamas.

Details and exceptions
Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in the Bahamas. Travelers are allowed to move about and explore the destination beyond the confines of their hotel or other accommodations.
Documents
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. <p>Unvaccinated Bahamian citizens or residents can not use a test taken in The Bahamas prior to travel for re-entry.</p>


Return travelReturning to South Africa from The Bahamas

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from The Bahamas must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from The Bahamas are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for The Bahamas

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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