The Bahamas canceled all pre-tests for vaccinated travelers

The Bahamas has canceled all pre-tests for vaccinated travelers

The new rule is now in effect. Among other innovations, we note that now travelers do not need to fill out a special Bahamas Travel Health Visa form.

Local officials confirm that the Bahamas “want to make the entry process as easy as possible for travelers while ensuring that public health is protected.” “Changes to pre-travel testing requirements, coupled with the abolition of the tourist medical visa, are designed to reduce friction between travelers and help our tourism sector recover.” 

While vaccinated travelers will not need to be tested before travelling, anyone unvaccinated aged 2 years or older at the border will still present proof of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test, “statute of limitations” at the border. no more than three days. The document itself will be required before — at check-in. 

Those who travel between islands within the country will no longer need to be tested for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status. 

According to the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, current regulations require all tourists to wear masks at airport terminals, at security checkpoints, at customs, and at baggage claim. 

The Bahamas thus joined other Caribbean islands , which have canceled pre-arrival testing and relaxed other rules regarding COVID-19: Saint Lucia, which has abolished tests for vaccinated visitors, Grenada, Aruba and Bonaire, which have removed absolutely all pandemic-related entry restrictions. Last week, the British Virgin Islands stopped requiring travelers to register on its BVI Gateway travel portal and show proof of travel insurance, regardless of vaccination status.

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