Bahamas Ministry of Health updates Protocol for Incoming Visitors

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that travelers must complete a Bahamas HealthVisa application and present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test with a sample taken within ten(10) days of arrival.

Effective immediately, all travelers will be required to complete an electronic Bahamas HealthVisa application before departure from the place of embarkation. This can be found at Travelers are required to upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test and provide contact information.

The Government of The Bahamas will accept the negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test if thes ample was taken within (10) ten days of arrival. Tests over ten (10) days old will not be accepted. An automated response will be provided once the application is completed. The only persons approved to travel are those who have received a green color-coded response, as proof of approval.

This confirmation must be presented upon arrival in The Bahamas. The Health Visa application process will take twenty-four to forty-eight (24-48) hours and should be completed with adequate lead time.

Failure to comply with the stated requirements will result in denied entry. It is recommended that all travelers interested in visiting The Bahamas review requirements applicable to each member of their traveling party at before booking a trip. For more information, or to view the Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan, please visit You may also contact the Ministry of Tourism COVID-19 travel hotline at (242) 502-0829 Monday to Friday, 8 AM – 6 PM, or via email at [email protected].


Anita Johnson-Patty, General Manager, Global Communications

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