Phone: (305) 373-6295

International commercial flights and commercial vessels

International commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers will not be permitted to enter our borders,
except for commercial flights from Canada, the United Kingdom,
and the European Union.
This will come into effect as of Wednesday the 22nd of July, 2020 at midnight.

You will be required to present your documents to
immigration officials upon arrival.

These tests must be taken no later than 10 days before the
date of travel.
All of these individuals must also have an approved Health
Visa to enter the country. Health Certificate Link
Bahamians and residents returning to the country who are
not in possession of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result
from an accredited lab will be required to self-quarantine for 14
days upon return, via the Hubbcat Monitoring App

 

Private international flights and charters for Bahamians, residents and visitors

Private international flights and charters for Bahamians,
residents and visitors will be permitted.
Pleasure craft and yachts will also be permitted.
All returning Bahamians, residents and visitors by air or sea
from overseas will require a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test
result from an accredited lab.Effective midnight Wednesday 22 July 2020.

You will be required to present your documents to
immigration officials upon arrival.

These tests must be taken no later than 10 days before the
date of travel.
All of these individuals must also have an approved Health
Visa to enter the country. Health Certificate Link
Bahamians and residents returning to the country who are
not in possession of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result
from an accredited lab will be required to self-quarantine for 14
days upon return, via the Hubbcat Monitoring App

Special Announcement for Grand Bahama

International and domestic borders will be closed to all
incoming and outgoing flights and sea vessels to and from Grand
Bahama, except for emergencies and to transport essential
services and goods, effective midnight Wednesday 22 July 2020.

Violations

It shall be an offense for a person to submit a falsified result
of a COVID 19 diagnostic test or to undergo the test prior to his
or her departure from The Bahamas and present the results of the test on his return to The Bahamas as though the test had been
carried out in another jurisdiction.
Such persons are liable to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to
two years imprisonment or both.

It shall be an offense for an airline or sea vessel to permit a
passenger to board the vessel not wearing a face mask and without an approved travel health card from the Ministry of Health. Upon summary conviction, the operator shall be subject to a
fine of $500 in respect of each passenger in violation

Persons Eligible for Travel:  Bahamian Nationals
Bahamian Residents
Persons with Bahamian Work Permits
Dates of Flights:

 The schedule below will be for the period of 7/19/2020 – 07/22/2020.

  • Flights leaving FLL on Tuesday will make an initial stop in Freeport before returning to Nassau.
Departure Airport:  Fort Lauderdale International (FLL)
Departure Time: Passengers must be to airport 3hrs before flight
Flights will close 1hr before departure.
 Both flights leave FLL at 2pm
 Tickets purchased for return flights:  www.bahamasair.com
 Cost of Fare:
This includes two standard bags (50lbs max)
 $150 (one way from FLL)
Persons with existing Bahamasair tickets purchased
directly from Bahamasair can change travel dates
without penalty:
www.bahamasair.com; go to ”My Trip” icon and follow steps
Bahamasair contact Information:  Toll-Free: 1 (800) 222 – 4262
Florida: 1 (305) 526 – 2005
Nassau: 1 (242) 702 – 4100
customerrelations@bahamasair.com

*During covid-19 Emergency Orders, Bahamasair contacts are active 9am to 3pm daily except       Saturdays and Sundays

Covid-19 Negative test Certificate required:        email copy to covid19@bahamas.gov.bs  and covid19@bahamasair.com

The certificate must be valid within 10 days of travel date
Must be a PCR certificate from an accredited lab
The certificate must be provided a minimum of 48 hours before travel date
The original certificate must be provided at the time of travel
All passengers must have a protective face mask covering both nose and mouth

The EOC has approved the use of US labs performing high complexity testing with at least a CLIA certification.  All labs recognized as meeting minimum requirements for performing medical laboratory diagnostics at high-level complexity should be CLIA certified.  A link to their listing of all certified labs is provided below.https://www.cdc.gov/clia/LabSearch.html

Additionally the large private accreditation body in the US is:
CAP: https://www.cap.org/laboratory-improvement/accreditation/accredited-laboratory-and-biorepository-directory/

Returning citizens and residents should be able to use these resources to identify labs that can perform SARS-CoV2 PCR tests that will be acceptable for re-entry.

For internationally recognized accreditation bodies, ILAC, will list international accreditation bodies are approved.  For persons outside of the US, they should use a lab accredited by one of the accreditation bodies listed in the link. The ISO standards for lab include ISO 15189: 2012https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-promotional-brochures/

For internationally recognized accreditation bodies, ILAC, will list international accreditation bodies are approved.  For persons outside of the US, they should use a lab accredited by one of the accreditation bodies listed in the link. The ISO standards for lab include ISO 15189: 2012https://ilac.org/publications-and-resources/ilac-promotional-brochures/

MOFA (Click Here):

Repatriation of Bahamian nationals and permanent residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consular services and jurisdictions for each of The Bahamas  Embassies and Consulates

OPM (Click Here):

COVID-19 updates from the Office of the Prime Minister including use of emergency powers, COVID-19 facts and additional useful links.

COVID-19 (Click Here):

An in-depth look at COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, and testing. Additionally, a resource for news updates, travel and facts about the coronavirus.