What to know about travelling to The Bahamas from Australia during COVID-19
The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Australians travelling to Bahamas.
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In this guide you’ll find what the rules are for travelling between Australia and The Bahamas, visitor exceptions, visa requirements, quarantine and testing conditions.
Can I travel from Australia to Bahamas?
Currently, travellers from Australia aren’t permitted to enter The Bahamas for leisure reasons. The borders are only open to all Australians who are citizens or permanent residents of The Bahamas. Although international flights are in operation, they are few and far between for travellers going from Australia to The Bahamas.
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When can I travel to Bahamas? When will the Bahamas borders open?There are yet to be talks of opening The Bahamas international borders to Australians tourists, this page will be updated as soon as there are any updates.
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Are there any exemptions for travelling to Bahamas?Yes, if you are a citizen of The Bahamas or a permanent resident who lives in Australia, you can travel to The Bahamas. All Australians travellers are required to present a health visa, you can apply for this via the government website.
Can I travel to Bahamas if I'm a permanent resident or citizen?
Yes, if you're Australian and a permanent resident or citizen of Bahamas, you are allowed to return to your home.
Like any traveller entering the country, those coming from Australia will be subject to the latest quarantine and COVID test rules.
What are the entry requirements for Bahamas coming from Australia?
Do I need a permit to enter Bahamas?Alongside standard entry conditions, travellers from Australia need to apply for a health visa. The visa requires a negative COVID-19 test result in order to cover Australians travellers with COVID-19 health insurance while in The Bahamas. The cost of cover is included in the travel visa fee.
Visitors from Australia should note that applications take up to 24 hours to process and the fee is dependent on how long the stay is.
Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?No, travellers from Australia do not need to present proof of a vaccine when going to The Bahamas.
Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing for Bahamas?Yes, all Australians travellers need to receive a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result taken within five days of arrival. Australians children, pilots and commercial airline crew who are staying overnight in The Bahamas don’t need to take a test. This negative result is then uploaded into the health visa mentioned above.
Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in Bahamas?Yes, visitors from Australia must complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine if a COVID_19(PCR) test comes back positive. Quarantine locations include:
- A private residence or rented accommodation where there is an unoccupied bedroom with a connected bathroom.
- A hotel or private club where there is an unoccupied bedroom with a connected bathroom.
- A private boat.
- A government mandated quarantine facility at your own expense.
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