PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS
COVID-19 RT-PCR testing results to be handed in upon arrival to Customs & Immigration with negative result not longer than 10 days old.
Children under the age of two are not required to have the test.
Health form to fill out prior to travel https://travel.gov.bs/. Users will receive automated response. This replaces the form listed below on the Bahamas.gov.bs site.
No additional Health Form necessary for inter-island travel.
Below are the procedures currently required by the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the entering the country. We will continue to add details as they are announced. Please note there NO quarantine required for travel commencing June 15th.
REQUIREMENTS FOR BOATERS AND BAHAMAS MARINAS FOR JUNE 15, 2020 OPENING
Boater Pre-Travel Requirements:
Obtain COVID-19 RT-PCR test within 10 days of arrival
Customs & Immigration Forms – fill out and print prior to arrival
Bahamas Customs Clearance Form
Bahamas Immigration Form
Maritime Declaration of Health
All forms can be found on https://bahamasmarinas.com/enteringexiting-policies/
Have copies of ALL forms and negative test results to present to Customs & Immigration upon arrival
Marinas must be informed at least 48 hours prior to vessel’s arrival.
Boaters Requirements once in The Bahamas
On arrival (having cleared at local ports of entry), anyone disembarking at a marina will be subject to any other screening mandated by Ministry of Health, such as taking of temperature.
While clearing Customs & Immigration, crew and passengers are required to wear a mask, covering the nose and mouth.
Do not shake used or unused clothing, sheets, or cloth items on the docks or anywhere in the marina.
No rafting of vessels.
Fish cleaning stations limited to one person at a time.
Hand sanitizing dispensers will be placed in restrooms and at an easily accessible location in the office area.
Frequently touched surfaces (e.g. doorknobs, handles, etc.) in offices and common areas will be wiped with a disinfecting agent at the start of the workday and in the afternoon.
Main office doors will be kept locked and managed to admit only those wearing masks.
Amenities like gym and exercise rooms, dining areas, laundry rooms, pool areas and other facilities must operate under strict observance of the Government’s guidelines for publicly occupied spaces.
Provisioning – each marina will provide boaters with list of stores and restaurants that will deliver to the marina.
All marina personnel will wear masks, covering the mouth and nose.
Fuel Attendants will wear masks and gloves and may hand customers the fuel dispenser nozzle but should remain ashore. Customers are to remain onboard the vessel.
Office personnel will always wear masks and observe regular hand washing regimen.
Staff will maintain at least two metres /six feet distance between each other and guests.
Staff will isolate anyone who is coughing or sneezing until appropriate tests can be performed.
Please note: no international commercial flights will be available until July 1, 2020. Private aviation is permitted starting June 15, 2020.
Requirements are part of Tourism Readiness & Recovery Plan from the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. For more information visit www.bahamas.com/Covid19Statement and www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening.