July 13, 2020
Bahamas Ministry Of Tourism & Aviation Enters Phase 2 Reopening As Of July 1
All Islands Of The Bahamas Reopen to International Travel; Visitors Must Present Negative COVID-19 Test and Complete an Electronic Health Visa to be Granted Entry
NASSAU, Bahamas, July 10, 2020 – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation has entered into Phase 2 of the Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan, which began on Wednesday, July 1 and allows for the resumption of international travel to The Bahamas.
It is recommended that all travellers interested in visiting The Bahamas review requirements applicable to each member of their party at Bahamas.com/travelupdates before booking a trip, to determine what steps need to be taken to be granted entry.
June 15, 2020 COVID-19 update
The Islands Of The Bahamas is preparing to re-open our borders and welcome international travelers back to our beautiful island nation. The health & wellbeing of our residents and visitors is our number one priority, and we are putting even greater emphasis on making sure The Bahamas is safe and clean for all to enjoy.
As of June 9, 2020, In accordance with the government’s phased reopening plan, inter-island domestic travel has resumed across The Islands Of The Bahamas. Travel by commercial flight, as well as mailboat, passenger ferry, domestic pleasure craft and yachts, are permitted across all islands.
All persons intending to travel domestically within The Bahamas are required to complete a Travel Health Card application prior to departure. Travellers can visit travel.gov.bs to complete the form online. This is an important step for contact tracing purposes.
In the coming weeks, The Bahamas will continue preparing to reopen the country’s borders for international travel, which is expected on July 1.
April 7, 2020
On April 6, the Prime Minister of The Bahamas announced full lockdown orders for all of The Bahamas as follows:
- From 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 through 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14.
- From 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 17 through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, April 20.
- From 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 24 through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, April 27.
During these lockdown periods, virtually all businesses and service providers will be closed, including grocery stores. Hospitals, hotels with guests, law enforcement and essential utility personnel are exempted from these around the clock shutdown restrictions.
Please note that, as a result, the office will be closed from Thursday April 9th through Monday April 13, 2020.