Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in the Bahamas and the number of reported cases in the region is increasing. 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.

The hurricane season in the Bahamas normally runs from June to November. See Natural Disasters.

Around 24,000 British nationals visited The Bahamas in 2011. Most visits are trouble-free.

Some tourists have been victims of robbery. See Crime.

There is no British High Commission in the Bahamas; an Honorary Consul provides emergency consular assistance (telephone +1 876 936 0700). See Consular assistance.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.