Bahamas

The Bahamas has reopened and the health & wellbeing of their residents and visitors is the number one priority. Here you will find information on important forms and links related to traveling throughout The Bahamas.

At this time, prior to arrival into the Bahamas you must have a negative PCR test within ten (10) days of travel and uploaded to Health Visa Portal registration form below. In addition, you must take a printed copy of the negative test with the printed copies of the Health Visa you filled out to present on arrival into the Bahamas. If you do not have these, you will be denied entry into the Bahamas. 

Please make sure you print and take the negative PCR Covid test and the printed Approved Health Visa with you along with your passport that does not expire until six months after you return. PCR Stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR COVID 19 TEST).  This may change but at this time this is the required and will update as things change.

Helpful Links to find testing sites near you are below. You will need a negative PCR test be sure “PCR” test

Since testing sites are behind in processing many are opting for the same day test results but MUST make an appointment a few weeks in advance as appointments fill up.  No matter which you choose, please make an appointment now to ensure you can go and get tested.  Most testing is free except for the Rapid PCR Tests (same day results). Clients who opt for the same day results have stated if they list one symptom then insurance pays for it.  Some clients just paid for it anyway to have results the same day and not wait in line or days for results. You must decide what works best for you. No matter what you choose, it must be a certified Covid-19 PCR test (PCR stands for: polymerase chain reaction) Ask whoever is giving the test to be sure you are getting the right one. 

Below are links to some testing sites.  We do not endorse any of them, this is just so you have a quick link.  Make sure no matter where you get tested it is a certified COVID-19 PCR test (polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and that you get it back showing negative “within” 10 days prior to arrival.  

 

TWO LINKS BELOW FOR TESTS
 

Link to find test near you: 

https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/

 

or another link

 

Link to find test near you:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2ec47819f57c40598a4eaf45bf9e0d16&fbclid=IwAR3DymLCtw6tzOMXD3xkr9je1vXO-LTTqYWbf0TzsgAQs4mBHGQREkU9gK4

 

We do not endorse the above links we are simply sending you helpful links to find testing.  You can also reach out in your area.

 

Each traveler must have a completed form. Please also print and take the form with the test with you.

Before completing the below application, you are encouraged to visit https://bahamas.gov.bs/health or https://www.bahamas.com/travelupdatesTravelers are required to upload a negative RT PCR COVID 19 Test. Failing to upload a negative RT PCR COVID 19 Test will result in an automatic denial of entry. Currently, The Bahamas currently DOES NOT accept Rapid Antigen or Antibody (IgG/IgM). Travellers approved for entry must present their uploaded test result for review and inspection upon arrival unless exempted from doing so. If you intend on travelling to The Bahamas you will be required to complete and submit this application form. For further information please visit https://bahamas.gov.bs/health or https://www.bahamas.com/travelupdates.

 

Heath Visa Registration Form Bahamas Link:

https://travel.gov.bs/international

Please fill out the above Health Visa Link Pretravel Registration Form 10 days prior to arrival

MASKS: All guest will be required to wear a mask while flying in the terminal and while on the transfer to and from the resort to the airport. 

Helpful Hints:

  • Bring a small power strip to plug all your devices in one area

  • Make sure to keep all valuable in your carry on not in checked bag to ensure they are not lost or stolen

  • Make sure to use your safe in the room for passports, ID and valuables

  • Purchase drinks and snacks at the airport very limited on the flight 

  • Bring headphones or earbuds for the plane

  • Bring sunblock and bug spray

  • Tums, Alka seltzer and any meds you need

  • Resort check in is 3pm 

  • Remember there is a pandemic so there will be masks on employees, hand sanitizer and some limitations on property.

  • You may have to ask for maid service as some will only go in if you are not in there

  • You may have to ask for drinks in the room they will bring in plastic

 

Have fun, this is your one time to relax and enjoy