Bahamas: New Emergency Order Outlines changes for fully vaccinated travellers

The new emergency order outlines and travel requirements for fully vaccinated travellers have been now changed by the government of the Bahamas. 

Bahamas: The new emergency order outlines and travel requirements for fully vaccinated travellers have been now changed by the government of the Bahamas. 

These changes are as follows- 

  •  Restaurants on the islands previously prohibited from offering indoor dining may now offer indoor dining to people who have been fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals would not be required to take an RT PCR test for COVID-19 to travel from New Providence and Grand Bahama, and would not be required to take secondary testing on day five of inter-island travel when travelling from New Providence or Grand Bahama.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers are still required to obtain a Travel Health Visa, however, visa fees for fully vaccinated individuals have been reduced for citizens and residents.
  •  International travel health visas for fully vaccinated citizens and residents are $10. Domestic travel visas for fully vaccinated travellers are free of charge.
  •  The fine for submitting falsified vaccination records is $10,000 or two years imprisonment or both.
  •  Daily curfews have been lifted from all Family Islands where a curfew was in place – Abaco, Eleuthera and Exuma.
  •  Grand Bahama’s daily curfew remains 11 pm to 5 am. The daily curfew on New Providence remains 10 pm to 5 am.
  •  Under the new Order, the requirement has been removed for RT PCR COVID-19 testing for persons travelling from Abaco, Eleuthera and Exuma.
  •  The RT PCR COVID-19 test requirement remains in place for persons travelling from New Providence and Grand Bahama, except in the case of fully vaccinated travellers who are exempted from the test requirement.

The office of the Bahamas provided this information to people via social media. For further information on the New Emergency Powers – COVID 19 Pandemic, one can visit the official website – opm.gov.bs.