We strive to make every aspect of your trip stress free, beginning with booking your reservation until you return home. In the face of these uncertain times from COVID-19, we want you to be 100% comfortable during your vacation.
Here are the guidelines for COVID – 19 in the Bahamas:
For the latest updates refer to http://www.bahamas.com/TravelUpdates
THE ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS ANNOUNCES UPDATED TRAVEL AND ENTRY PROTOCOLS
Mandatory Vacation-in-Place Requirement is Replaced by COVID-19 Health Insurance, Monitoring Procedures, and On-Island Rapid Testing for Those Staying Longer Than Five Days
Effective 1 November 2020, The Bahamas will require all travelers to:
1. Obtain a COVID-19 RT PCR test five (5) days prior to arrival.
2. Apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs
3. Take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test on Day 5 of the visit (unless departing on day 5).
4. Always wear a mask and always social distance in public places.
In addition, beginning 14 November 2020, all visitors will be required to opt-in to mandatory COVID-19 health insurance when applying for their Health Travel Visa. The insurance will cover travelers for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas.
Specifics of the new protocols are as follows:
Prior to Travel:
1. COVID-19 RT-PCR Test
o All persons travelling to The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival.
§ The name and address of the lab, where the test was performed, must be clearly displayed on the test result.
2. Bahamas Health Travel Visa
o Once in possession of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result, apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at TRAVEL.GOV.BS
o Click on the International Tab and upload test results and other required documents.
o Fees for the Bahamas Health Travel Visa, inclusive of Day 5 Rapid Antigen Test and mandatory health insurance, are as follows:
§ $40 – Visitors staying up to four nights and five days.
§ $40 – Citizens and returning residents.
§ $60 – Visitors staying more than four nights.
1. Comply with Monitoring Protocols:
o Any visitor who exhibits COVID symptoms at any time during their stay will be required to take a Rapid Antigen Test and receive a negative result before being permitted to continue with their vacation.
o If a person tests positive they will be required to follow up with a COVID-19 RT-PCR swab test.
2. Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Testing (if applicable):
o All persons who are staying in The Bahamas longer than four nights/five days will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test.
o All visitors departing on or before five days will not be required to obtain this test.
o The rapid tests are easy, quick and will yield results in 30 minutes or less with results being provided electronically via SMS text message and email.
o Hotel properties will provide relevant information on testing arrangements, while others will facilitate the required rapid test for their guests. We will assist in letting you know where you can get the test, plus many of the resorts and hotels we recommend will provide the test on-site.
Notwithstanding any health restrictions that may be implemented from time to time, all travelers abiding by these new protocols will be permitted to move about and explore the beauty and vibrant culture of The Bahamas beyond the confines of their hotel or other accommodations.
On – Island Experience
· When transferring from the airport to your resort or hotel, all guests are required to wear a face mask.
· The “Vacation in Place” mandate has been lifted, allowing all visitors to The Bahamas full access to all Tours & Excursions – even those offered by tour providers outside of the resort.
It's DOUBLE-DIGIT bonefish time. The winter months (now through mid-March) are the best time to catch a monster bone. The big boys live cooler water, and right now our guides are tallying a lot of 10+ pound fish with our guests. Email Stephen for more information and to book your trip.