Bahamas Drops Testing Requirements for Vaccinated Travelers

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Visiting the Bahamas just got much easier for fully vaccinated travelers.

The Caribbean island nation recently announced that, as of May 1, fully vaccinated visitors no longer need to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to arrival, or submit to rapid testing while they’re in the country.

“Effective May 1, 2021, international visitors traveling to the Bahamas from other countries who are fully vaccinated and have passed the two-week immunity period will be exempt from testing requirements for entry and inter-island travel,” officials announced (via


Full vaccinated travelers will still be required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa, which includes proof of vaccination.

Unvaccinated travelers will still be required to follow the country’s existing entry protocols by providing proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test taken a maximum of five days before they arrive. Visitors staying in the country for more than four nights and five days will also be required to undergo rapid COVID-19 antigen testing.

The Bahamas is not the first country to greatly reduce its testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers of late. Not long ago, Iceland implement similar policy changes, while many other countries around the world are starting to do the same.

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