There are many changes regarding Bahamian Travel Protocols that were implemented November 1st. We’ve been receiving many questions regarding Covid-19 testing and hope this helps answer some of them:
How many days in advance do I have to get my RT-PCR Nasal Swab Test?
The RT-PCR test is required within five (5) days of travel (test day counts as day one). Apply and upload the results ASAP at travel.gov.bs to begin the Travel Health Visa process.
How long does it take to get the Travel Health Visa?
It usually is turned around quickly, however it can take up to 72 hours. Upload your test results and apply as early as possible.
Is there someone that I can contact if I have issues with the Travel Health Visa?
Yes! Contact the Travel Health Visa Compliance Center at (242) 502-0829 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Is there a cost for the Travel Health Visa?
Yes! The cost breakdown is as follows:
$40 – Visitors Staying up to four nights and five days
$40 – Citizens and Returning Residents
$60 – Visitors staying more than four nights
FREE – Children 10 and Under
What does the cost include?
The cost includes your Travel Health Visa, a Rapid Antigen Test (if you are staying longer than 4 nights and five days), and beginning Nov 14th mandatory Covid Travel Health Insurance.
What if my Rapid Antigen Test is positive?
There are three options to cover every angle!
Option 1: Those who test positive with no symptoms can quarantine in place for up to 14 days. The insurance will cover hotel costs to quarantine.
Option 2: Those who test positive with no symptoms but have pre-existing medical conditions, will have the option to be medically evacuated out of the country.
Option 3: Those who test positive and exhibit symptoms will be immediately medically evacuated to their home country for medical purposes.