The Bahamas Eliminates Its Travel Health Visa Requirement For All Travellers

Streamlined Entry Protocols Take Effect 19 June 2022

NASSAU, Bahamas, June 15, 2022 /CNW/ — The Government of The Bahamas is removing another COVID requirement for international travellers. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, 19 June 2022, travellers will no longer need to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa in order to enter the country. Travellers will, however, 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 discontinuation of the Travel Health Visa is yet another signal to the international community that we are open for business," said the Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation. "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, travellers 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.

For full details on The Bahamas' current COVID-19 protocols for travellers, please visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates.

ABOUT THE BAHAMAS

With over 700 islands and cays, and 16 unique island destinations, The Bahamas lies just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, offering an easy flyaway escape that transports travellers away from their everyday. The Islands of The Bahamas have world-class fishing, diving, boating and thousands of miles of the earth's most spectacular water and beaches waiting for families, couples and adventurers. Explore all the islands have to offer at www.bahamas.com or on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram to see why It's Better in The Bahamas.

PRESS INQUIRIES

Anita Johnson-Patty

Director, Global Communications

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation

ajohnson@bahamas.com

Weber Shandwick

Public Relations

Bahamas@webershandwick.com

 

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SOURCE The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation

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