Summary

The hurricane season in the Bahamas normally runs from June to November. You should follow the advice of the local authorities and any evacuation orders. You can also monitor the progress of approaching storms from the US National Hurricane Center. 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.

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

Consular support may be limited in the Bahamas as there is no British High Commission office.  However, the British High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica, can provide consular support. See Consular Assistance.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.