THE BAHAMAS RELAXES PROTOCOLS AS COVID-19 CASES DECLINE
Day Five Rapid Antigen Testing No Longer Required for All Travellers
March 03, 2022
NASSAU, Bahamas, 2nd March 2022 — The Government of The Bahamas has relaxed the after-arrival Covid-19 testing mandate due to declining cases and international protocol adjustments. Therefore, effective immediately, The Bahamas no longer requires a post-travel test generally taken on the fifth (5) day after arrival regardless of the individual’s vaccination status.
“The Bahamas remains guided by the science and our health professionals. It is important to remain fluid and adapt our protocols to reflect a changing environment,” said Acting Prime Minister the Honourable I. Chester Cooper, Bahamas Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation.
Visitors are required to follow prescribed entry protocols, including applying for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs and uploading their pre-departure test results, taken no more than three days (72 hours) before the date of arrival. Visitors should visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates to review accepted forms of testing for entry based on vaccination status. An island-by-island list of approved testing sites is available at Bahamas.com/travelupdates.
“Despite the challenges of Covid-19, the strong desire for travel to The Bahamas has not diminished,” said Latia Duncombe, Acting Director-General, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation. “We remain positioned for a steady tourism recovery while protecting the health and safety of everyone.”
For full details on current COVID-19 protocols for all travellers, please visit Bahamas.com/travelupdates.
Director, Global Communications
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation