Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nassau, Bahamas
24 June 2020

Press Release Lifting of Restrictions on Countries Effective 1 July 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in consultation with the Ministry of Tourism, is pleased to advise the general public that effective 1 July 2020, the border of The Bahamas will be open to all travellers. Restrictions have
been lifted on countries that were previously restricted – China, all Europe, Republic of Korea and Iran.

The requirement for a COVID-19 RT PCR negative test, from an accredited laboratory, is mandatory for all incoming nationals, residents and travellers and it must not be older than ten (10) days.

The test results and Bahamas Health Visa are to be presented upon arrival.
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Please note: Effective 22 July 2020 at midnight, international commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers will not be permitted to enter the borders of The Bahamas, except for commercial flights from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.
Private international flights and charters for Bahamians, residents and visitors as well as pleasure crafts and yachts will be permitted.