Bahamas’ “Vacation in Place” Phase ends October 31 for ‘High Season’

by McNab Editorial Team

With the reopening of its tourism industry in early July, travel came to standstill a little earlier than expected with the Bahamas closing its borders to U.S. tourist 22 days later on July 22. This came after they saw a spike in Covid cases.

With protocols and regulations reviewed Bahamas has now introduced-new testing protocols for travellers. As of today, October 15, the country begins its move towards reopening. It has a 2 phase reopening strategy. All travelers arriving between October 15th and October 31st will be required to quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of their stay.  During this time visitors must “Vacation in Place“, limiting travelers movement to their hotel or accommodations.

The Bahamas plans to reopen fully on November 1 for high season


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However as of November 1st, this “Vacation in Place” phase will be over, just in time for high season.  In November visitors, returning citizens and residents will be able to move about and explore the beautiful attractions of the destination beyond the confinment of their accommodations.

Entry Requirements for Bahamas

Before Arrival
  • All persons traveling to The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test taken no more than seven (7) days prior to the date of arrival.
  • All travelers must fill out a Travel Health Visa before traveling to the Bahamas. Be sure to bring along your printed copy along with your proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR
Upon Arrival
  • A rapid antigen test will be conducted upon arrival in The Bahamas.
After Arrival
  • Day Five (96 hours after arrival): Rapid Test – All persons who entered The Bahamas, and who are staying longer than four nights and five days, will be required to take a second Rapid COVID-19 antigen test.

For more information on the destination entry requirements, visit HERE

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