Upon entering The Bahamas, all travellers are required to present the following:
- A valid passport with six months validity from the date of departure from The Bahamas;
- A return or onward ticket if flying by commercial carrier.
- Travel vouchers or passbooks for passengers travelling by commercial cruise ships.
- Sufficient funds to finance the visit (approx. US$200 per day);
- A letter of invitation if residing at a private address;
- A confirmed hotel booking if applicable.
- A visa, if applicable. (please check here if you require a visa to visit The Bahamas)
Upon arriving in The Islands of the Bahamas, everyone must fill out and sign an Immigration card, keeping a portion of the card safe until departing.
Before leaving The Islands of the Bahamas, be sure to surrender your copy of the Immigration Card at the airport or at the last Bahamian port you visit.
If you are entering The Bahamas by private aircraft, please click here.
Travelling through the US
If you are travelling to The Bahamas through the United States of America, you need to comply with the US immigration and customs regulation. Please click here for more information.
Most visitors to The Bahamas do not need special vaccinations before entering the country. However, travellers over one year of age must provide a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if they are coming from the following countries: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Peru and Sudan.
Travelling with pets
If you wish to travel with your pet, an import permit is required for all animals being brought into The Bahamas. Applications for these permits must be made in advance of your arrival, in writing to the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources in Nassau. Customs duty and fees may apply.
Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources.