Current travel advisories for Bahamas

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Bahamas.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.8 / 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 4 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 13,404 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 273 reported deaths associated with the disease in Bahamas.

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:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks 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:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Bahamas är ett politiskt stabilt örike och ett relativt tryggt resmål. Det förekommer en risk för tropiska stormar och orkaner på sommaren och hösten.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

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:
Reconsider travel to The Bahamas due to  COVID-19. Exercise caution in some areas of The Bahamas due to crime. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the Bahamas due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in The Bahamas. Country Summary: The vast majority of crime occurs on New Providence (Nassau) and Grand Bahama (Freeport) islands.  In Nassau, exercise caution in the “Over the Hill” area (south of Shirley Street). Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault occur, but generally not in tourist areas. Activities involving commercial recreational watercraft, including water tours, are not consistently regulated.  Watercraft are often not maintained, and many companies do not have safety certifications to operate in The Bahamas. Jet-ski operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against tourists. As a result, U.S. government personnel are not permitted to use independently operated jet-ski rentals on New Providence and Paradise Islands. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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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: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

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?

There are some travel advisories for Bahamas. With a risk index of 3.8 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Bahamas?

We currently know of 4 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!