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Submitted on Feb 01, 2020 Useful Info

Entry Requirements for the Bahamas

  • The Bahamas has a simple immigration policy. Here is a breakdown of the entry documents and requirements needed when you are traveling to the Bahamas.

Visa

  • Citizens from these countries need visas to enter the Bahamas while those in this list are visa exempted.
  • Visa exemption is however dependent on the duration of stay within the Bahamas. The maximum duration of stay for visa exempted individuals differs per country. Personally, since I am from Latin America I can stay within the Bahamas for up to 3 months without a visa. If I had overstayed the past 90 days I would have to apply for a visa.
  • See the visa exemption policy for various countries here.
  • Current visa fees for a single entry visa to the Bahamas is $100.
  • See other requirements needed to apply for a Bahamas visa.

Vaccination

  • Yellow fever vaccination is required of you are coming from a country with a high risk of yellow fever transmission or if you have transited for more than 12 hours at an airport of a country with a high risk of yellow fever transmission ( mostly African and South American countries).
  • Countries with a high risk of yellow transmission. Source CDC.
  • Safety tip: Consider getting some of these vaccines suggested by the CDC before visiting the Bahamas.

How to fill Bahamas Immigration form

  • Everyone arriving in the Bahamas has to fill out an immigration form. You'll be given a copy of the form, they'll need it back at the time of departure. I'm not exactly sure what happens if you lose your immigration form since I didn't lose mine.
  • You may also have to fill additional forms e.g work permits, spouse permits, etc based on your reasons for traveling to the Bahamas.