Come and enjoy Exuma! (Travel Updates)
Never has the Exuma's had more of an appeal than at this moment. The natural social distancing that exists on an island with a tiny population, large open spaces and nature like you have never seen it.
The Bahamas in its attempt to keep us safe is slowly opening itself up to careful invitation of tourists, residents and visitors. The newest update for travellers is the following:
While The Bahamas is looking forward to safely welcoming visitors to its shores, the health and wellbeing of residents and visitors remain of utmost importance. All travellers to The Bahamas will be required to adhere to all protocols and restrictions provided.
Requirements for entering The Bahamas include:
All travellers must apply for a Bahamas Health Visa at travel.gov.bs by selecting the International option and completing all required fields.
Effective Tuesday, September 1, all incoming visitors, as well as returning citizens and residents, must show proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, taken no more than five (5) days prior to the date of arrival. All test results must be uploaded when applying for a Bahamas Health Visa.
The only applicants who are not required to provide a COVID-19 test are:
Children under the age of ten (10)
Pilots and crew who remain overnight in The Bahamas
All visitors and returning residents are required to quarantine for 14-days upon arrival into The Bahamas.
Travellers are permitted to quarantine at a hotel, private club or rented accommodations (like Airbnb), as well as on a private boat.
Hotel guests are permitted to access all available amenities on property.
All persons must submit to monitoring and install the Hubbcat App on their cellular phones for purposes of contact tracing.
After the 14 days, all persons intending to remain in the country may be required to complete another COVID-19 test, at their own expense, to exit quarantine.
The Bahamas has remained diligent in efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 throughout the islands, and these measures are imperative to ensure that remains the case. Due to fluidity of the COVID-19 situation both in The Bahamas and worldwide, protocols are subject to change. The health and wellbeing of both residents and visitors remain the number one priority, and public health officials are closely monitoring indicators to determine whether more or less stringent measures will be required going forward.