A public state of emergency in place until May 2021.
When travelling to other islands, residents of New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Eleuthera (including Harbour Island) are required to upload a negative COVID-19 RT PCR (molecular swab) test certificate no less than 5 days old on their travel health card application, complete a daily health questionnaire and take the rapid antigen test on the fifth day after their arrival. From 1 May 2021 there will be an exemption to testing for those persons who can upload evidence of full vaccination to their health visa application. Before you travel, review the latest schedule of islands that has restricted travel measures in force.
Inter-island travel rules are subject to change at short notice. Certain rules are in place on the islands of New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera (excluding Spanish Wells and Harbour Island) and Exuma (limited to Great and Little Exuma).
Current curfews are as follows:
Nassau, Grand Bahama Island, Abaco, Eleuthera (excluding Harbour Island and Spanish Wells) and Exuma (excluding Exuma Cays):
Daily: 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.
The following measures are in place throughout the Bahamas:
Face masks must be worn in any public space and must be worn for entry into supermarkets, pharmacies and businesses
Face masks or coverings must cover your nose and mouth; face mask must also be visible and easily identifiable
A government issued identification must be carried on person to present at police checkpoints, which have been established on several islands.
Health officers can order persons to be detained for screening and assessment and may order isolation or quarantine on reasonable grounds in order to prevent further spread of the disease. Visitors may incur the cost of quarantine and testing in government designated quarantine facilities.
All persons travelling to The Bahamas, and those travelling inter-island, are required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs.
Failure to comply with the Emergency (COVID-19) Orders, will result in fines and/or imprisonment.