This is a summary, full details can be found further on this page. Each passenger must present printed copies at check-in of their:
1. COVID-19 Swab Test with negative result and 5 days validity for travel to or within the Bahamas. This is a requirement for ALL our Day Trips. There are exemptions for infants detailed further on this page. (Day=0 being the day you took the test, therefore the test is valid through to and including the 5th day).
For Unvaccinated Travellers: RT-PCR Swab Test (RT-PCR: Reverse Transcription PCR).
For Fully* Vaccinated Travellers: COVID-19 Swab Test (Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR Test) AND Proof of Full Vaccination *(have passed the two-week immunity period after their second dose vaccine or single-dose vaccine. Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.)
Children aged 2-11 yrs can have either a RT-PCR or Antigen Test. Infants less than 2 yrs are exempt tests.
2. Only for Miami to Bahamas Day Trips or International Travel into the Bahamas: The Bahamas International Health Visa. Apply for an International Health Visa.
Each passenger, in addition to the above, requires a valid viral test with 3 days validity for US re-entry (there are no exemptions, except for infants less than 2 years age).
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 12 Oct 2021
For domestic travel within the Bahamas from Nassau, including the Nassau to Exuma Day Trip or Charter Flight:
NOTE: The Requirement for a Domestic Health Visa was withdrawn effective 1st October 2021. Your COVID-19 test for international arrival may expire before your domestic travel date (as they are only valid for 5 days), therefore you would need a second COVID-19 test with 5 days validity to cover the date of your day trip. COVID-19 RT-PCR tests in Nassau can be expensive, therefore if you can get another test in your country of departure for free or lower cost, it would be best advised to take an additional test to cover the validity of your domestic travel before departing on your vacation.
For international travel entry into the Bahamas:
For re-entry into the US:
Only RT-PCR Tests are valid for UNVACCINATED Travellers for Travel to or Within the Bahamas (including day trips). Resort/Hotel Staff are NOT qualified to tell you what tests you require. If you have any doubts or uncertainty you must clarify with the Bahamas Health Visa Clearance Unit at: Tel. +1 (242) 502-0829 Email: [email protected]
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
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
Email: [email protected]
Monday-Friday: 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 2:00PM | Sunday: Closed
Results sent 7 days per week.
Bay Street Medical
#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 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
Email: [email protected]
Family Medicine Center
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 – Medical Concierge
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
Email: [email protected]
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
Email: [email protected]
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.
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
Here is a suggested process for Miami to Bahamas Day Trip that allows one test to be taken to cover both Bahamas and US re-entry (but we cannot take responsibility if test or visas are not delivered in time).
If you follow these steps then you should have on completion:
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.
There are Temperature checks for Customers. Should you have a high temperature you maybe denied boarding.
All tourism entities within the Bahamas must have in place Government approved health and safety guidelines to receive Clean & Pristine certification.
Please ensure everyone in your group brings their face mask or face covering for the day trip. These must be worn when social distancing is not possible.
Our partners and operators have in place the following protocols and guidelines:
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.
Below is the most recent synopsis: [we do not keep this synopsis updated, please visit Bahamas Travel Visa website for latest information]
Prior to Travel:
1. COVID-19 RT-PCR Test
2. Bahamas Health Travel Visa & Fees (See Tables Below)
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