Learn More: Travel Health Card
THE BAHAMAS IS OPEN: The Bahamas re-opened for tourism in October 2020, however travelers who have spent time in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe or South Africa in the 14 days prior to arrival are forbidden to enter the Bahamas at this time (although residents/citizens of the Bahamas can still enter)
The Bahamas Travel Health Card is a health screening document that is essential for all travelers who wish to enter the Bahamas. Its purpose is to minimize COVID-19 related health risks for residents and visitors alike. The Health Card does NOT replace a visa. If your nationality requires a visa, we advise you to get in touch with the nearest embassy.
If you’re ready to get started on your journey to the Bahamas, apply for the Health Pass now.
WHO CAN ENTER THE BAHAMAS WITH THIS DOCUMENT
All international travelers aged 18 and over are required to complete the Bahamas Travel Health Card to enter the country. This includes nationals and foreigners alike. If you need a visa to visit the Bahamas then you must obtain it through the embassy too.
Remember that non-residents who have spent time in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe or South Africa in the 2 weeks prior to arrival cannot visit the Bahamas at this time.
OBTAIN THE BAHAMAS TRAVEL HEALTH CARD
To apply for this document, fill in the form with basic information about yourself, your recent health status, and your upcoming stay in the Bahamas. To get the Health Card and to enter the country, you will need a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 3 days prior to the date of travel.
Fully vaccinated travelers and children aged 2 to 11 can undergo either a PCR or an antigen test, however unvaccinated travelers aged 12 and over can only use a negative PCR test result. Children under the age of 2 are exempt from testing requirements.
Travelers must also have health insurance that covers COVID-19 if they want to enter the country. This will be automatically included in the application and purchase of the Travel Health Card.
DISPLAY THE DOCUMENT
After you complete and submit your application, we’ll forward the Bahamas Travel Health Card to your email inbox when it’s ready. The Health Card comes with a QR code that you must display together with the form to airport officials.
To find out if you need to quarantine upon entry, see the FAQs below.
ABOUT COVID-19 SELF-TESTING
Purchase eMed's self-testing COVID-19 kit and get 6 antigen tests sent to your US home address for only $150. Self-test in privacy with a virtual Certified Guide using the NAVICA App. Accurate results are delivered in 15 minutes, which leaves plenty of time to get to the airport. eMed's antigen tests are ideal for travelers on a round-trip journey to this destination from the US.
Required Documents to Apply
Passport Personal Details Scan
Legal Guardian 1 Passport Page Scan (if applicable)
Negative pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test result (if applicable)
Medical proof of COVID-19 vaccination (if applicable)
US RESIDENTS ONLY: To return to the US you’ll need to take a COVID-19 test the day before your entry date. Don’t waste time looking for a test lab in the Bahamas. Simplify travel with the purchase of an eMed test kit. Order yours now and pack it in your luggage. Then follow the Certified Guide’s online instructions to take the mandatory test 24 hours before your journey back to the US.
The Bahamas Travel Health Card is a health document you will need to enter the Bahamas. It DOES NOT replace a visa. If your nationality requires a visa, the immigration officers will ask for it when you enter The Bahamas. Keep in mind some nationalities will require a paper visa. If that is the case, we suggest you contact your local embassy.
Fully vaccinated travelers need a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 3 days before the date of arrival. Unvaccinated travelers and passengers traveling inter-island from Nassau & Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco, and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island, must have a PCR test result within the same time frame. Antigen test results will only be accepted from fully vaccinated travelers.
Each traveler must complete the Travel Health card to enter the country, or should be named on a family member’s card.
An approved Health Card will receive a green code, and proof of confirmation should be presented at check-in and upon arrival in order to pass the health checks established by the Bahamas Health Authorities.
It is highly recommended that you keep your Health Card with you either as a soft copy (smartphone, tablet, etc.) or as a hard copy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a COVID vaccine or vaccination certificate to enter the Bahamas?
COVID-19 vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter the Bahamas. Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Bahamas travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.
Accepted vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.
Do I need to take a COVID-19 test to travel to the Bahamas?
COVID test prior to arrival: PCR or antigen within 72 hours for fully vaccinated travelers and children aged 2-11/ PCR within 72 hours for unvaccinated travelers aged 12 and over
COVID test after arrival: Unvaccinated travelers aged 12 and over who are staying more than 4 nights/5 days must take a further antigen test after arrival
COVID test exemptions: Children under 2
Why buy a COVID-19 self-testing kit? (US residents only)
The eMed self-test COVID-19 kit includes 6 rapid antigen tests that meet major US airline's entry requirements- perfect for travelers on round-trip journeys from the United States!
Order your test kit before your trip and it will be delivered to your home address for easy testing, anywhere, anytime. The Certified Guide will help you get results in 15 minutes on the NAVICA app. Get the eMed self-test COVID-19 kit for $150- that’s only $25 per test.
Do I have to quarantine once I get to the Bahamas?
What is the Bahamas Travel Health Card?
How much does The Bahamas Travel Health Card cost?
In order to receive your Travel Health Card, choose between the following processing times:
- Standard Processing Time: 24 hours - USD 80.00.
- Rush Processing Time: 4 hours - USD 95.00.
- Super Rush Processing Time: 1 hour - USD 120.00.
If I’m transiting through The Bahamas do I need The Travel Health Card?
This document will inform the authorities about your health and travel information, so we highly recommend you obtain it even if you will only remain in the transit zone.
Note: All individuals who are not Bahamian citizens or residents who are coming from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa within the last fourteen days WILL NOT be allowed entry into The Bahamas at this time. This applies to all persons, regardless of vaccination status. Apply now.
How long does it take?
Do I still need a visa?
I’m travelling with my family, do they need a Bahamas Travel Health Card too?
What do I need to apply for it?
There aren’t many requirements, but make sure to have all of them in order to avoid any delays. You will need:
- A negative pre-departure COVID-19 test taken no more than 3 days prior to the date of arrival, in format PNG, JPG or PDD.
- A scanned copy of your passport.
- A valid email address.
- A valid debit or credit card to pay our fee.
Where can I obtain it?
Learn More about The Bahamas Tourism
I have more questions, where can I contact you?
Where can I read more?
- Bahamas Vaccination Requirements: Do I need a vaccine to travel to Bahamas?
- How Can Citizens of The United Kingdom Enter The Bahamas During Coronavirus?
- How can citizens of The United States enter The Bahamas During Coronavirus?
- How can citizens of Canada enter the Bahamas during coronavirus?
- Where can I find the Bahamas Negative Swab Test Requirements During COVID-19?
- Bahamas Travel Health Card Process During COVID-19
- Bahamas Visa Policy