The Islands of The Bahamas remains committed to welcoming visitors to its shores and providing an exceptional tropical vacation coupled with our world famous warm and friendly hospitality, while, responsibly enforcing public health and safety measures to protect residents and visitors alike.
While 15th October is still set for the reopening of the tourism sector, until 31st October all incoming visitors must “Vacation in Place” for 14 days or the duration of stay, whichever is shorter, which means limiting the vacation experience to the grounds and amenities of a traveler’s hotel or accommodations.
Beginning 1st November, The Bahamas will remove the mandatory “Vacation in Place” requirement for all visitors, returning citizens and residents thereby, enabling everyone to move about and explore the destination beyond the confines of their hotel or other accommodations.
The new protocols will require visitors, and returning citizens and residents to obtain a RT-PCR (swab) test no more than seven (7) days prior to their travel to The Bahamas.
In addition, and to ensure that travelers remain COVID free, a rapid antigen test will be conducted upon arrival, and then again four days (96 hours) after arrival in The Bahamas. Children ten (10) and under are exempt from taking a rapid antigen test.
Specifics are as follows:
Prior to Travel:
COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: All persons traveling to The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test taken no more than seven (7) days prior to the date of arrival.
Children ten (10) and under and pilots and crew of commercial airlines, who remain overnight in The Bahamas, are exempt from obtaining the RT-PCR test.
Bahamas Health Travel Visa: Once in possession of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, all travelers will then be required to apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs (click on the International Tab) where the required test must be uploaded.
With the re-opening of domestic and international travel, Jet Nassau is pleased to advise that we are adhering to and following strict guidelines set by the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority and the Ministry of Health. We have also implemented the following measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, in accordance with the COVID-19 Guidance for FBOs and Ground Handlers from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA):
- A minimum of six feet distance must always be maintained to minimize the transmission of COVID-19.
- All staff are required to wear masks and line service staff are required to wear gloves while handling luggage.
- Refrain from placing carpets at arriving and departing aircraft.
- Staff are prohibited from entering aircraft.
- Crew must always remain onboard aircraft.
- No outbound passengers are allowed in the facility until aircraft is ready for departure.
- All crew and passengers are required to wear face masks.
- Hands must be sanitized upon entering the facility.
- Doors, chairs and other surfaces in the lobby area and restrooms will be sanitized and disinfected hourly.
- Ramp-side car service is available for incoming/outgoing passengers.
- If an aircraft arrives with an infected passenger, the aircraft will be asked to await medical personnel to assess the crew/passengers.
We take this opportunity to reassure our customers and employees that your safety is our #1 priority.
Please e-mail any queries regarding travel restrictions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Travel and Testing Protocols