Travelers to the Bahamas will be exempt from the island’s mandatory quarantine if they can continually prove that they are negative for COVID-19.

The new protocols will allow you to roam freely as long as visitors obtain a negative PCR test no more than seven days before traveling. Then through a rapid antigen test upon arrival, and another four days after that.   

Under the new protocols,  a Bahamas Health Travel Visa will be required to cover the rapid tests’ cost.

Children 10 years old and younger will not need to get tested.

“We are making changes to our travel and testing protocols to give our visitors a better and more seamless vacation experience,” said Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar. “We want everyone to enjoy The Bahamas thoroughly and with peace of mind. These new steps will allow us to closely monitor and respond to any potential spread of the virus. At the same time, our visitors can continue to have the authentic Bahamian experience they know and love. With 16 islands to choose from, many that offer natural seclusion, we have something for everyone and look forward to welcoming travelers back to our shores.”

To make traveling to the Bahamas easier, American Airlines said they wish to provide each passenger traveling to The Bahamas from Miami with a Rapid COVID-19 antigen test before boarding the plane.  These passengers, along with the passengers of any other airlines wishing to provide a similar service, will not be required to complete the Rapid Test upon arrival in The Bahamas.