Summary

COVID-19 entry restrictions for The Bahamas

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for The Bahamas’ current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

If you’re planning travel to The Bahamas, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Details on domestic and international travel restrictions are available at website of the Bahamian Ministry of Tourism, the COVID-19 Travel page and at the Entry requirements section.

There were more than 36,000 visits to The Bahamas from the UK in 2018. Most visits are trouble-free.

The hurricane season in The Bahamas normally runs from June to November. You should follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for more information. See Natural disasters

Hurricane Dorian caused significant and widespread damage to the eastern part of Grand Bahama and the central and northern Abaco Islands in September 2019. All other islands in The Bahamas remain unaffected. Ports in Grand Bahama are now operating as normal and a number of hotels and resorts there have reopened. See Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands

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

The Bahamian authorities issued advice following a rare fatal shark attack in June 2019. See Water safety

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in The Bahamas, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

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.

There is no permanent consular representation at the British High Commission in Nassau. However, the British High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica can provide consular support to British nationals. See Consular assistance