Traveling to The Bahamas: What You Need to Know

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The Bahamas, which reopened for tourism at the beginning of July, is urging travelers to the destination that there are several protocols they need to follow. 

Crucially, all travelers to The Bahamas must present proof of a COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test taken no more than 10 days before their date of travel (children under 10 do not need a test). 

All travelers also need to fill out an electronic health visa application prior to departure (you can find it here), which includes uploading the test results and filling out contact information. 

Those applications can take up to 72 hours to process — meaning you should fill them with enough lead time. 

Once approved for a health visa, travelers will get a “green code” and must present that upon check-in and arrival to The Bahamas. 

All travelers to The Bahamas need to wear face masks “in any situation where it is necessary to enforce physical distancing guidelines such as navigating air and sea terminals, collecting luggage, the full duration of taxi rides and while waiting to be seated at dining establishments,” the country’s Ministry of Tourism said. 

For more, visit Bahamas Tourism

— CJ