PRE-DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL

Please make sure to check the following sites:

https://www.bahamas.com/plan-your-trip/island-faq/visa-immigration

https://www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening
https://travel.gov.bs

PRE-DEPARTURE

Prior to Departing for The Bahamas

*Please note: testing requirements have changed for vaccinated travellers, as well as children between the ages of 2 and 11. The new testing protocols are for all travellers applying for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa from Friday, August 6 and onward. All applications submitted and approved prior to Friday, August 6, 2021, will be honoured for the purpose of entering The Bahamas.  

 

STEP 1: Testing Requirements

 

VACCINATED TRAVELLERS

  • Effective August 6, 2021, those travelling to The Bahamas from other countries who have been fully vaccinated will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival in The Bahamas. The name and address of the lab where the test was performed must be clearly displayed on the test result.
     

 

  • Effective August 6, 2021, all fully vaccinated travellers wishing to travel inter-island within The Bahamas, including Bahamian citizens and residents, will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of travel from the following islands: Nassau & Paradise Island, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco, and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.

 

 

UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS

 

  • Unvaccinated travellers ages 12 and older entering The Bahamas and/or those travelling inter-island from Nassau & Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco, and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island, must obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR (swab) test taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival. Test must return a negative result for entry into The Bahamas.

 

As of August 6, 2021, all children, between the ages of 2 and 11, wishing to enter The Bahamas will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas.
 

-All children under the age of 2 are exempt from any testing requirements

-Negative PCR test results must be uploaded in order to complete a Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, and must be presented upon arrival in The Bahamas.
 

-Any person presenting test results older than 5 days will not be allowed entry into The Bahamas.

STEP 2: Bahamas Travel Health Visa Application

All persons travelling to The Bahamas, and those travelling inter-island, are required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs

VACCINATED TRAVELLERS

 

-Fully vaccinated travellers will be required to upload negative test results (either a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), in addition to valid proof of vaccination (such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card).
 

-Please note: Fully vaccinated persons applying for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa up to and including Thursday, August 5, 2021, will not be subject to a COVID-19 test.  

 

-Applications for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa can be submitted 14 days prior to travel;, therefore, all applications submitted and approved prior to Friday, August 6, 2021, will be honoured for the purpose of entering The Bahamas. 

 

-For international travellers, proof of vaccination must confirm they have passed the two-week immunity period.
 

 

-At this time The Bahamas Government will only be accepting vaccines by Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca

 

UNVACCINATED TRAVELLERS

  • All unvaccinated persons, ages 12 and older, will be required to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test results. Tests must be taken no more than 5 days prior to the date of arrival.

  • Children between the ages of 2 and 11 will be required to upload their negative Rapid Antigen Test or PCR test results.

-Please note: Children ages 2-11 applying for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa up to and including Thursday, August 5, 2021, will not be subject to a COVID-19 test.  

 

-Applications for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa can be submitted 14 days prior to travel, therefore, all applications submitted and approved prior to Friday, August 6, 2021, will be honoured for the purpose of entering The Bahamas. 

*Unvaccinated Bahamian citizens or residents planning to travel abroad for five (5) days or less must secure a test in the destination they visited before travelling back to The Bahamas. Any PCR test taken in The Bahamas prior to travel will not be valid for re-entry.

ALL TRAVELLERS: VACCINATED AND UNVACCINATED

  • As part of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, travellers will be required to opt-in to COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. The cost of insurance is included in the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application fee. 
     

 

  • Bahamas Travel Health Visa applications take up to 48 hours to process and should be completed with adequate lead time.
     

 

  • The cost of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa is dependent on length of stay and vaccination status.
     

 

  • All travellers eighteen (18) years and older are required to complete an individual Bahamas Travel Health Visa application.
     

 

  • Persons seventeen (17) years and younger are to add a profile within the account of their parent or guardian.

https://www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening

 

https://travel.gov.bs



As for where to take the test the following wellness centers do perform the tests. 
 

BAHAMAS WELLNESS - SPANISH WELLS

Concierge services also available for booking, additional fees apply
Eagles Landing, Main Street, Spanish Wells, Eleuthera
(242) 333-4869 or (242) 359-7555
M-F: 9:30AM - 5:30PM | Sat/Sun: By appointment only (242) 819-1167
wellnessclinic.bs


BAHAMAS WELLNESS - PALMETTO POINT

Concierge services available for booking, additional fees apply
Church Street, North Palmetto, Eleuthera
(242) 333-4869 or (242) 359-7555
M-F: 9:30AM - 5:30PM | Sat/Sun: By appointment only (242) 819-1167
wellnessclinic.bs

 

BRILAND PREMIER MEDICAL CENTER

Concierge services available for booking, additional fees apply
Bay Street, Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
(242) 699-5451
Mon-Sun: By appointment only
www.brilandpremier.com

 

GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR, ELEUTHERA

Concierge services available for booking, additional fees apply
(242) 334-2500
M-F: 8:30AM - 4:30PM | Weekends: Please book
www.familymedicinecenter.org

 

FAMILY MEDICINE CENTRE - ROCK SOUND

Queen’s Highway, Rock Sound, Eleuthera
(242) 334-2500
M-F: 8:30AM - 4:30PM | Weekends: Please book
www.familymedicinecenter.org

 

CAPE ELEUTHERA INSTITUTE

Cape Eleuthera guest testing only\
Rock Sound, Eleuthera
(242) 334-8552
www.ceibahamas.org

THE ISLAND SCHOOL

The Island School guest testing only
Rock Sound, Eleuthera
(242) 334-8551
www.islandschool.org



Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

 

 

If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get tested no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States (US) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

On January 12, 2021, CDC announced an Order requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. Air passengers will also be required to confirm that the information they present is true in the form of an attestation. This Order is effective as of 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT) on January 26, 2021.

BIRD OF PARADISE BEACHFRONT COTTAGES SAFE STAY COMMITMENT

At Bird of Paradise Beachfront Cottages, we take the safety of our guests and team members very seriously. Our objective is to provide our guests with a safe and enjoyable experience. Bird of Paradise is following all CDC and Local Health Ministry Guidelines.

PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING

• Team Members and Guests are asked to avoid hugs, handshakes and large gatherings stay 6 feet apart from others at all times.

CLEANLINESS & SANITIZATION

• Our cottages are disinfected with CDC-approved & EPA Compliant cleaning & sanitizing agents

 

• High touch areas to include but not limited to (doorknobs, handles, sink handles, remote controls, toilet handles, toilet seats, nightstands, telephones, AC control panels, light switches, luggage racks and floorings) are all cleaned and sanitized often

 

• Guests will have access to masks, gloves and hand sanitizers at their request

 

• Hand sanitizer stations will be located at the front doors of each of our cottages

MASKS AND GLOVES

• All team members will be wearing masks while on resort property

 

• Team Members cleaning of our cottages will be in gloves and masks at all times

 

• Guests will be encouraged to wear masks and utilize hand sanitizers while at public gatherings

MONITORING TEAM MEMBERS HEALTH

• All team members will have their temperature tested regularly and at random before each shift

 

• Any team member with a temperature of 100.4 and above will be sent home immediately

 

• All team members will certify that they have not had any COVID-19 symptoms prior to work (symptoms based on CDC guidelines)

COVID- 19 SAFETY PROCEDURES

OUR STAY SAFE COMMITMENT

At Bird of Paradise Beachfront Cottages, we take the safety of our guests and team members very serious. Our objective is to help provide our guests a safe and enjoyable experience. Bird of Paradise is following all CDC and Local Health Ministry Guidelines.