Flying To & From The Bahamas
Checklist for Entering / Leaving The Bahamas
Persons entering / departing The Bahamas must clear Bahamas Customs at a port of entry. To view a thorough checklist to ENTER the Bahamas, click on the following link:
Covid 19 Update
You will need to present the following three Government Forms upon arrival into The Bahamas. To ensure a quick and hassle-free Customs and Immigration process, please email us the completed forms in advance and we will have them ready upon your arrival. Don’t forget valid passports!
General Deceleration Form
Flights operating in The Bahamas as private do not require a landing permit. Flights operating as charter will require a landing permit. People traveling with pets, fruits and vegetables, and/or plants, are required to have a permit from The Bahamas Department of Agriculture. We can assist you with any permit(s) you may need when visiting The Bahamas. We need one business day advance notice for most permits with the exception of an Annual License.
Filing a Flight Plan
Flight plan forms are found at the front desk and can be completed by crew prior to departure and faxed to local Air Traffic Control (ATC) for processing.
To file a Flight Plan online, visit http://www.fltplan.com.
To file a Flight Plan over the phone, call 800-WXBRIEF.
Filing an E-Apis
To file an outbound eAPIS manifest, click here: https://eapis.cbp.dhs.gov. You must enroll in the e-APIS manifest program before you can file a manifest. Pilot, crew, and airplane information are all required and the manifest must be submitted an hour prior to departure