This is a summary, full details can be found further on this page. For all OFFICIAL most Up-To-Date Requirements please visit the Bahamas Gov Travel website. Changes are being made at such short notice that the information on this page maybe out of date already.
This page sets out our most up-to-date policies and information regarding Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic and it’s affect on our tours.
If you are unsure of any of the travel requirements or policies, please contact us.
Updated 02 Nov 2022
For Domestic travel within the Bahamas from Nassau, including the Nassau to Exuma Day Trip or Charter Flight: There are NO COVID Travel Testing or Visa Requirements. All Domestic Travel Protocols were removed effective 2nd April 2022.
For International Travel into the Bahamas (Miami to Bahamas Day Trips) effective 20th Sep 2022:
No testing requirements. Testing Protocols for entry into Bahamas were removed effective 20th Sep 2022.
All Non-US citizens must be Fully Vaccinated to enter the US, exceptions include Children under 18 years of age. Read More about US CDC Restrictions.
If you are in the Bahamas you can find a full list of clinics and labs here.
For an RT-PCR Test in Nassau see our list below. (we do not explicitly recommend any specific clinics or take responsibility for the costs or turnaround times, it is each Customer’s responsibility to make an informed decision about a clinic for RT-PCR testing)
Pricing correct at time of publication (April 2021).
Bonaventure Medical Laboratory – Centerville, Clinic in Nassau | Mon-Sat
East Ave (Near Centerville Food Store),
Centerville, Nassau. Additional testing clinic sites available at: Sandyport and Wulff Road
RT-PCR with 24hr Turnaround: $125pp excl 12%VAT
RT-PCR with Same Day Rush Service: $224pp excl 12%VAT
Monday-Friday: 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 2:00PM | Sunday: Closed
Results sent 7 days per week.
Bay Street Medical, Clinic in Nassau | 7 Days
#19 Marlborough St, Nassau
RT-PCR with 24-48hr Turnaround: $140pp excl 12%VAT
RT-PCR with 12-24hr Rush Service: $190pp excl 12%VAT
Whatsapp: (242) 464-4451
Monday-Friday: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Doctors Hospital, Clinic in Nassau, Drive Thru Only | Mon-Sat
Doctors Hospital West (Blake Road) Testing Site – Drive Thru Only
RT-PCR with 24-48hr Turnaround: $134.40pp incl VAT
RT-PCR with Same Day Expedited Service: $400pp incl VAT
Open times: 8am-4pm, Sat 8am-12pm, Sun Shut.
#1 Collins Avenue & Shirley Street
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tel: (242) 302-4600
Family Medicine Center, Clinic in Nassau with Airport Locations & Concierge | Mon-Fri
Rivington Center, Blake Rd, Nassau
RT-PCR Test with 24-48hr turnaround:
• Drive-thru at FMC Nassau, Blake Road: $140pp
• Odyssey Aviation, Nassau: $150pp
• Jet Nassau: $150pp
VIP / Concierge Service available to any Hotel
Monday-Friday : 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Book Online: https://www.familymedicinecenter.org
Island MD – Concierge call out service to Nassau Hotels | 7 Days
Mobile and concierge services only, 7 days per week.
Concierge call out charge: $150 incl VAT, for upto x3 Persons.
RT-PCR Test with 6 hours Turnaround: $140pp incl VAT
(242) 808-0200 – Call or WhatsApp
Monday-Sunday: Lab services 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Kinetic Integrative Wellness – Concierge call out service to Nassau Hotels | 7 Days
Kinetic Integrative Wellness
Mobile and concierge services only
RT-PCR Test with 24hr Turnaround: $140pp incl VAT and Mobile Fee
RT-PCR with Same Day Rush (within 3hrs) Service: $340pp incl VAT and Mobile Fee
East Miller’s Close, Nassau
Call or WhatsApp
Open 7 Days per week and 24 Hours a Day.
We do not explicitly recommend any specific clinics or take responsibility for the costs or turnaround times, it is each Customer’s responsibility to make an informed decision about a clinic for RT-PCR testing that ensures the correct specification of test and results made available in time for your travel.
If you are in the USA, anyone (irrespective of residency) can get a FREE test through the government appointed Curative Labs or for Miami Dade County – Nomi Health.
Curative Labs offer RTq-PCR which is a valid RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription PCR) test for travel to and within the Bahamas. They offer pre-bookable drive thru and walk-in appointments. Test results are emailed approximately 24-36 hours after the test.
Nomi Health offer RT-PCR tests with pre-bookable drive thru and walk-in appointments. Test results are emailed approximately 24-36 hours after the test.
Walgreens and CVS have also begun offering RT-PCR at certain locations.
You may be able to get RT-PCR tests through your health insurance. There are many private clinics in the US offering testing but it is critical to confirm they offer you the RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription PCR) test and not a PCR, Rapid Test or Antigen Test.
RT-PCR is a lab processed test that can take 24 hours to process, same day rush results are possible.
NOTE: Lab facility where RT-PCR test was performed must be accredited. Only results from accredited labs are accepted. For U.S. travellers, an accredited lab can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/clia/LabSearch.html
For all official government information please visit: Bahamas Government information page.
For the full list of Bahamas Government Travel Protocols: https://travel.gov.bs/file/travelProtocols
The Bahamas has remained diligent in its efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 throughout the islands, and these measures are imperative to ensure that remains the case. The health and wellbeing of both residents and visitors remain the number one priority of public health officials. It is important to note, however, that due to fluidity of the COVID-19 situation, both in The Bahamas and worldwide, protocols are subject to change.
All tours, bookings and reservations remain subject to our Booking Terms and Conditions. See sections 3 (Cancellations), 6 (Force Majeure) and 10 (Fitness to Travel).
We encourage all customers to have Travel Insurance to cover irrecoverable cancellation costs.
Each Customer and Passenger will have a Waiver to sign, this includes notice that Bahamas Air Tours or any of our Partners cannot be held responsible or liable for catching Coronavirus/COVID-19 on any of our Tours or Services. Customers accept there is a high risk of catching the virus despite all mitigating procedures that we put in place such as increased cleaning.
Any Customer with symptoms of COVID-19, or has been requested by authorities to self-isolate due to exposure with an infected person, must not travel on our tours.