The Bahamas have simplified the rules governing the entry of vaccinated tourists into the country. As communicated by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation (Bmotia) it was indeed suspended the obligation of the PCR test for vaccinated travelers, which should have entered into force on 7 January 2022. Vaccinated people, as well as children between the ages of 2 and 11, may continue to have a negative rapid antigen test or possibly, at the discretion, a negative molecular test.
Furthermore, as of January 4, all people who will stay in the Bahamas for more than 48 hours will have to undergo a rapid antigen test, regardless of their vaccination status.
The details of the protocol changes are as follows:
– All those who come to the Bahamas from other countries, fully vaccinated or unvaccinated, must obtain a negative Covid-19 test carried out no more than three days (72 hours) before the date of arrival in the Bahamas.
– Vaccinated travelers and all children between the ages of 2 and 11 may have a negative rapid antigen test or possibly, at discretion, a negative molecular test.
– All unvaccinated travelers 12 years of age and older must have a negative PCR test (accepted tests include NAAT, PCR, RNA, RT-PCR and TMA).
All children under the age of two are exempt from any testing requirement.
48-hour rapid antigen test: Starting January 4, 2022, a rapid antigen test will be required for all travelers staying in the Bahamas for more than 48 hours (2 nights), regardless of vaccination status. Visitors departing within 48 hours will not be required to take this test. This test replaces the previously in effect T5 Rapid Antigen Test.