Foreign travel advice



The hurricane season in the Bahamas normally runs from June to November. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms from the US National Hurricane Center and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural Disasters.

UK health authorities have classified the Bahamas as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of 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.