The Bahamas has updated its entry protocols and suspended the mandatory RT-PCR testing requirement for vaccinated travelers. Vaccinated persons, as well as all children ages 2-11, may continue to present either a negative Rapid Antigen Test or negative RT-PCR Test.

In addition, as of Jan.4, 2022, all persons remaining in The Bahamas for longer than 48 hours will be required to undergo a Rapid Antigen Test, regardless of vaccination status.

The new entry protocols are:

  • All those travelling to The Bahamas from other countries, whether fully vaccinated or unvaccinated, will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days (72 hours)prior to the date of arrival in The Bahamas.
  • Vaccinated travelers and all children between the ages of 2- 11, can present either a negative Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR Test.
  • All unvaccinated travelers, ages 12 and older, must present a negative RT-PCR Test (acceptable tests include NAAT, PCR, RNA, RT-PCR and TMA).
  • All children under the age of two are exempt from any testing requirements.
  • 48 Hour COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test:Effective Jan. 4, 2022—a Rapid Antigen Test will be required for all travelers staying in The Bahamas longer than 48 hours (two nights), regardless of vaccination status.
  • Visitors departing on or before 48 hours will not be required to obtain this test.
  • This test replaces the existing Day-5 Rapid Antigen Test.
  • An island-by-island list of approved testing sites is available at bahamas.com/travelupdates.

For full details, please visit bahamas.com/travelupdates.

Other destinations that have updated their travel protocols include St. Kitts and Nevis as well as Puerto Rico.