Current travel advisories for Bahamas

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Last Update: Monday, 27. May 2024 at 08:00

We advice caution when travelling to Bahamas.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3 / 5

Bahamas is a country in North America (Caribbean) with around 1 million citizens and a land mass of 13,940 km². We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 0 / 5

This country does not share any land based borders with another country.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/bahamas

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
If you are planning international travel at this time, please read our COVID-19 related travel advice here, alongside our destination specific travel advice below.

Danger level: 0

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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BS

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
No specific risk level provided -

Danger level: 0

No warnings given..

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/the-bahamas-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Updated with additional water safety information. Exercise increased caution in The Bahamas due to crime.  Country Summary: The majority of crime occurs on New Providence (Nassau) and Grand Bahama (Freeport) islands. In Nassau, practice increased vigilance in the “Over the Hill” area (south of Shirley Street) where gang-on-gang violence has resulted in a high homicide rate primarily affecting the local population. Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assaults, occur in both tourist and non-tourist areas. Be vigilant when staying at short-term vacation rental properties where private security companies do not have a presence.     Activities involving commercial recreational watercraft, including water tours, are not consistently regulated. Watercraft may be poorly maintained, and some operators may not have safety certifications.  Always review and heed local weather and marine alerts before engaging in water-based activities. Commercial watercraft operators have discretion to operate their vessels regardless of weather forecasts; injuries and fatalities have occurred. Due to these safety concerns, U.S. government personnel are not permitted to use independently operated jet-ski rentals on New Providence and Paradise Islands.    Never swim alone, regardless of your age or level of swimming skills.  Keep within your fitness and swimming capabilities. Be mindful of sharks when swimming and engaging in water activities, as there have been recent fatal and non-fatal incidents involving sharks.  Be aware of weather and water conditions and heed local warnings.  Read the country information page for additional information on travel to The Bahamas. 

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/bahamas

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
less than one million
Covering landmass
13,940 km²
Electricity
120V - 60Hz
Currency
Dollar (BSD)
ISO 2-Letter Code
BS
Phone prefix
+1-242
Top Level Domain
.bs
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Bahamas (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Bahamas.

Is Bahamas safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Bahamas. The risk index is at 3 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Bahamas?

We currently know of 3 countries having issued advisories for Bahamas.

What countries does Bahamas share land borders with?

This country does not share any land based borders with another country.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!