The hurricane season in the Bahamas normally runs from June to November. Hurricane Maria may bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to parts of the Bahamas from around 22 September 2017. 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.
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
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.