Open with restrictions

The Bahamas Travel Restrictions

33.66% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 32.53% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter The Bahamas.

The Bahamas entry details and exceptions

Most travelers can enter Bahamas, but there are restrictions. All travelers are required to opt-in for mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when submitting their Bahamas Travel Health Visa application. The insurance covers travelers for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas.


Outgoing travel to The BahamasTravelling from New Zealand to The Bahamas

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 120 hours before departing to The Bahamas.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR result. The test must be taken a maximum of 5 days before arrival in The Bahamas. Travelers must upload the test to their Travel Health Visa application and have proof on arrival. This requirement does not apply to, travelers who are fully vaccinated and travelers under the age of 2.

Unvaccinated travelers who are staying in the Bahamas for more than 4 nights and 5 days will be required to take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test on day 5. The results must be submitted to the Ministry of Health online via the health travel website. This requirement does not apply to, travelers aged 11 years and younger, fully vaccinated visitors who have passed the 2 week immunity period traveling to the Bahamas or inter-island, and inter-island travelers who travel for longer than 4 nights and 5 days.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering The Bahamas.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in the Bahamas. Travelers are allowed to move about and explore the destination beyond the confines of their hotel or other accommodations.

Documents
Bahamas Health Visa

Travelers must fill the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application and receive confirmation before travel. Travelers under 18 years of age must be added to the parent or guardian account. Applications take up to 48 hours to process. <p>Unvaccinated Bahamian citizens or residents can not use a test taken in The Bahamas prior to travel for re-entry.</p>


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from The Bahamas

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from The Bahamas must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from The Bahamas will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for The Bahamas

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter The Bahamas.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter The Bahamas with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter The Bahamas with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 120 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in The Bahamas is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in The Bahamas are open with restrictions. Bars in The Bahamas are open with restrictions.