The hurricane season in the Bahamas normally runs from June to November. Hurricane Joaquin is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to parts of the Bahamas from 30 September. Local hurricane warnings and watches may be in place. You should monitor updates from the US National Hurricane Center and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural Disasters.
Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in the Bahamas. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. For more details about this outbreak, see the website of the National Health Network and Centre.
Around 24,000 British nationals visited The Bahamas in 2013. Most visits are trouble-free.
There have been incidents of violent crime including robbery. See Crime.
There is no British High Commission in the Bahamas with consular assistance being provided by the High Commission in Kingston supported by an Honorary Consul in Nassau who provides emergency consular assistance. You can contact the High Commission by telephone on +1 242 225 6033 or +1 876 936 0700. See Consular assistance.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.