The Bahamas Welcome Travelers Back with Updated Entry Protocols


Paradise Island, The Bahamas

Photo by: Allen Dewberry Jr


The Bahamas has always been a place that I call home, and I am happy to share with our readers that 16 of The Bahama islands will be welcoming visitors back once again. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation has recently announced tourists are now going to be welcomed back on to the island, but will have new entry protocols upon entering the islands to ensure The Bahamas vacation experience is a safe one.


Effective November 1, 2020, The Bahamas will require all travelers to:


  • Obtain a COVID-19 RT PCR test five days before arrival.

  • Apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs.

  • While on the island, travelers will also need to complete a daily online health questionnaire for symptom tracking purposes throughout of their visit.

  • If you are staying longer than 5 days, you will be required to take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test on day 5 of the visit, unless you are leaving right on day 5.

  • All tourists will be required to wear a mask and social distance in public places.


Beginning November 14, 2020, all visitors will be required to opt-in to mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for their Health Travel Visa. The insurance will cover travelers for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. 


The Bahamas is an archipelago with over 700 islands and cays. Currently 16 of those islands are going to be available for visitors. Because the conditions of the islands can be different, travelers should check the status of their island destination before traveling by visiting Bahamas.com/travelupdates, for any updates or changes.




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