TRAVEL RULES FOR THE BAHAMAS (Taken from: ThePointsGuy.com – February 27, 2022)
- Create an online profile at this Bahamas government website
- Take a COVID-19 test no later than 72 hours before traveling
- Upload negative test to your Bahamas online profile
- Apply for a Travel Health Visa that includes Bahamas Insurance
- A Rapid test works for vaccinated travelers – others need a PCR
- Get approved for travel and get a Travel Health visa barcode
- Show your Travel Health visa in order to enter The Bahamas
- Pass another COVID-19 rapid antigen test the day before you leave so you can board your flight home.
March 2, 2022 Update:
- Are there additional testing or monitoring requirements for travelers on island?
- Effective 2 March 2022, The Bahamas removed on-island testing protocols as a result of declining cases. This applies to vaccinated AND unvaccinated travelers. (Before March 2nd an additional test was required on the 5th day. I am so glad they did away with that!)
- All unvaccinated persons traveling into and throughout The Bahamas will be required to complete a short daily Health Questionnaire.
- The questionnaire must be completed upon arrival and each day thereafter for up to 14 days, or the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter.
- This includes the day of departure, if traveling less than 14 days.
The process of traveling to the Bahamas is much easier than it looks and shouldn’t prevent you from making a trip to this very special slice of paradise.
* Siren Davis (a retired RN) offers tests by appointment at the Sandpiper Inn at Schooner Bay. She charges $50 per test. I want you to know this option in case it is more convenient for you. You might dine at the Sandpiper and get your test the same visit. Call Siren Davis for an appointment: 1-242-829-3322.