Foreign travel advice



The hurricane season in the Bahamas normally runs from June to November. Hurricane Matthew passed through the Bahamas on 6 October 2016. Tropical storms could continue to affect the region. You should monitor updates from the US National Hurricane Center and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural Disasters.

For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in the Bahamas. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Almost 28,000 British nationals visited the Bahamas in 2015. Most visits are trouble-free.

There have been incidents of violent crime including robbery. See Crime.

There’s no British High Commission in the Bahamas. Consular assistance is 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.