Welcome to Sunsail's marina in Abacos!

Please view Bahamas latest travel requirements in response to COVID-19 below. The Moorings will continue to monitor these updates to keep our guests informed of any changes.

We would also advise that you contact your airline for the most up to date information around entry requirements and re-entry to your home country.

While the Bahamas is opening their borders for international travellers, certain Policies and Procedures will need to be followed when entering the country, before, and during your stay there.

Before You Go | When You Arrive | During Your Charter

Before You Go

 

All Travellers:

  • Travellers 18 years and older must submit a Bahamas Travel Health Visa Trip application. Applications can take up to 48 hours to process and should be completed with adequate lead time. The cost of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa will depend on length of stay and vaccination status. Travellers 17 years and younger have to add a profile within the account of their parent or guardian and complete an individual Bahamas Travel Health Visa application.
  • All Bahamas Travel Health Visas that were approved prior to the new rules will be honoured up to their date of expiration.
  • Submit your full guest list in advance of travel to us via the manage my booking link 
  • As part of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, travellers will be required to opt in to the COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas, up to one (1) month. The cost of insurance is included in the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application fee.

Fully Vaccinated Travellers: 

  • Effective Dec. 27, 2021, fully vaccinated persons travelling to The Bahamas from other countries will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR), taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas.
  • Effective Dec. 27, 2021, fully vaccinated persons travelling inter-island (domestic) within The Bahamas from New Providence (Nassau), Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island (Freeport), Eleuthera or Inagua are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test or COVID-19 RT-PCR, taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of travel.
  • Effective Jan. 7, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers must present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (including PCR, NAA, NAAT, TMA or RNA) test. COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests will no longer be accepted. Travellers must obtain a COVID-19 RT-PCR test.
  • Fully vaccinated travellers are required to upload negative COVID-19 test results in addition to valid proof of vaccination confirming they have passed the two-week immunity period (such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card). As of January 7, 2022, COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests will no longer be accepted. Travellers must obtain a COVID-19 RT-PCR test.
  • At this time, the Bahamas Government will only be accepting vaccinations by AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria/Covishield), Janseen (Johnson & Johnson), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax), Sinopharm, Covaxin or Sinovac.
Unvaccinated Travellers: 
 
  • Effective Dec. 27, 2021, unvaccinated travellers, ages 12 and older, entering The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (including PCR, NAA, NAAT, TMA or RNA) test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival.
  • Effective Dec. 27, 2021, children between the ages of 2 and 11 are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (either a Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR), taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival to The Bahamas.
  • Effective Dec. 27, 2021, non-vaccinated persons travelling inter-island within The Bahamas from New Providence (Nassau), Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island (Freeport), Eleuthera or Inagua are required to obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of travel, and present to the operator of the airline or vessel on which they are travelling.
  • As of January 7, 2022, using a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test will no longer be accepted and children ages 2 through 11 will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test.
  • Children under the age of 2 are exempt from any testing requirements
  • Effective Dec. 27, 2021, all unvaccinated travellers, ages 12 and older, are required to upload their negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test results. Tests must be taken up to three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival.
  • Effective Dec. 27, 2021, Children between the ages of 2 and 11 are required to upload their negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test or COVID-19 RT-PCR test results. Tests must be taken up to three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival.
  • As of January 7, 2022, COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test will no longer be acceptable and children ages 2 through 11 will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 RT-PCR test.
 

When You Arrive

  • All Travellers will recieve an email response once the Travel Health Visa application is completed, followed by an approval or denial of the health visa. This confirmation must be presented upon arrival in The Bahamas. You should allow 72 hours to process. A fee may be payable for certain categories of visitor.
  • Health screening and social distancing measures are in effect at the airport, therefore you should expect longer waiting times on arrival.

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During Your Charter

  • All public and private beaches and parks are operating normally
  • Restaurants on most islands are allowed to operate indoor and outdoor dining, as well as curbside pickup, delivery, drive-thru and takeaway
  • All travellers must wear a face mask in any situation where it is necessary to enforce physical distancing guidelines 
  • We are dedicated to giving you peace of mind when you charter with us. Our industry-leading safety measures include the fogging and disinfecting of all yachts before each charter begins .

VIEW SAFETY MEASURES

 

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COVID-19 Testing Centers in Bahamas

Useful Sources of Information

 

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<p><a class="0" href="https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bahamas" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a><span>&nbsp;are good sources of information.</span></p>