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Requirements for Bahamas Customs 2020

Below are the procedures currently required by the Government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for the entering the country. We will continue to add details as they are announced.

Effective Tuesday 1 September, all incoming visitors must present a COVID-19 RT-PCR Negative (Swab) Test upon arrival. The RTPCR COVID-19 test must have been taken no later than five (5) days from the date of arrival in The Bahamas.

While not closing the country’s borders to air or sea traffic, the government of The Bahamas now requires visitors arriving at any island in the archipelago to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

Visitors cruising by private boat are permitted to spend their two-week quarantine aboard their vessel. Visitors coming by plane are permitted to spend their two-week quarantine on hotel property.

During times of curfew and lockdown, travellers must return to their accommodations (hotels, rentals, boats, etc.) and remain on property within the curfew hours. However, guests at hotels and marinas are free to move about the property within curfew hours and will not be confined to their rooms/boats, provided they follow individual property guidelines.

Select individuals will be exempt from testing:

  • Children under the age of ten (10). Parent or guardian must provide proof of testing restriction upon arrival
  • Private pilots who do not deplane

Masks are required in all public places.

Health form to fill out prior to travel including uploading test results. You will receive a green response with permission to travel. Print this response.

Please give us a call if you have any questions 443-912-5839 or email us

We are working hard to make this process easy for you, so please reach out. We would love to help!

Forms for Boaters

Customs & Immigration Forms – fill out and print prior to arrival

Have copies of ALL forms, copy of passport and test results to present to Customs & Immigration upon arrival in The Bahamas.

Marinas must be informed at least 48 hours prior to vessel’s arrival.