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Bahamas Ends Travel Health Visa Requirement

The Bahamas is removing another COVID requirement for international visitors.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on June 19, 2022, travellers will no longer need to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa in order to enter the country.

However, visitors will still be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to travel to The Bahamas.

The Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation, said that: “The discontinuation of the Travel Health Visa is yet another signal to the international community that we are open for business.”

The Minister continued: “Throughout the pandemic, we have remained committed to evaluating protocols and adjusting requirements to reflect the current environment. We acknowledge that the Travel Health Visa was a burden for travellers, and we are pleased to be able to eliminate it.”

While the streamlined entry protocols are a welcome change, the health and safety of all citizens, residents and visitors remain the priority. Besides having to test negative before flying to The Bahamas, visitors must also follow on-island guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing.

Testing requirements are as follows:

  • Vaccinated travellers, as well as children ages 2-11, may present either a negative RT-PCR test or a Rapid Antigen test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to travel.
  • Unvaccinated travellers ages 12 and older must submit a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to travel.

Go to www.Bahamas.com/travelupdates or www.bahamas.com for more.

 

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