COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Exumas

Welcome back to The Moorings marinas in Exumas. While the Bahamas are opening their borders for international travelers as part of their Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan, certain Policies and Procedures will need to be followed when entering the country, before and during your stay there. Please bookmark this page as travel updates are frequently announced. 

Before You Go | When You Arrive | During Your Charter

Before You Go

Travel Advisories

Please note:
Starting January 26, 2021, the U.S. Government will require all travelers coming from international countries - including U.S. citizens - to present negative test results within 3 days of departure aboard a flight. Antibody tests and vaccines are not accepted.

Effective May 1st, guests travelling to The Bahamas from outside of the country will be exempted from a COVID-19 test if they are fully vaccinated and have passed the two-week immunity period. Proof of full vaccination will be required. For clarity, if an individual is not fully vaccinated that individual will still be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test where testing requirements are in place.Presenting a COVID-19 RT-PCR Negative (Swab) Test no more than 5 days prior to arrival. 

Effective August 6, 2021, those applying for a Health Travel Visa will be subject to the following testing requirements:

Vaccinated Travellers 

Fully vaccinated travellers will be exempt from on-island rapid antigen testing requirements for the duration of their stay and will not be required to complete a daily Health Questionnaire.

Unvaccinated Travellers 

Effective 6 August 2021, unvaccinated persons wishing to travel within The Bahamas, all persons, who are 12 years and older and who are unvaccinated, will still be required to obtain a PCR test five days prior to the travel date. This now applies to travel from the following islands: New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.

Day 5 Rapid Test: Unvaccinated travellers ages 12 and older who are staying in The Bahamas for longer than four (4) nights and five (5) days will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test: 

This also applies to unvaccinated residents and visitors who are travelling inter-island from Nassau & Paradise Island or Grand Bahama Island and are staying in their destination for longer than four (4) nights and five (5) days.

Children between the ages of 2 and 11 will not be required to take the Day 5 test. 

Visitors departing on or before five days will not be required to obtain this test.

The rapid tests are easy, quick and will yield results in 60 minutes or less with results being provided electronically via SMS text message and email.

An island-by-island list of approved testing sites is available below.

Effective October 1, 2021, non-vaccinated persons travelling inter-island for longer than four (4) night and five (5) days will no longer be required to take the Day 5 rapid test. 

Daily Health Questionnaire: Unvaccinated persons, ages 12 and older, travelling into and throughout The Bahamas will be required to complete a short daily Health Questionnaire during their stay.

The questionnaire must be completed upon arrival and each day thereafter for up to 14 days, or the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter.

This includes the day of departure if travelling less than 14 days.

 Children and Infants

All children, between the ages of 2 and 11, wishing to travel within The Bahamas will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, five days prior to the travel date from the following islands: New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island. 

All children, under the age of 2, are exempt from any testing requirements.

Apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa , which includes fees for mandatory health insurance, rapid test and a daily health survey requirement. Please be advised, you will need mobile phone service or WiFi to connect to the survey.

Terms and Conditions

Our Terms and Conditions have changed to include information regarding what happens if you are required to quarantine on your yacht due to a positive COVID-19 PCR test result. Please review and sign online.


Travel Insurance

Contact a Vacation Planner to purchase travel insurance coverage through Charter Travel Insurance.

Guest List

In preparation for your arrival, we ask that you fill out the Guest List with a list of all of the passengers on your yacht including yourself. Please submit this form at least 30 days prior to departure.



Order your food and beverages in advance with our convenient online provisioning store and have your provisions delivered directly to your yacht. Please order at least 10 days prior to your charter. The marina will not be able to accommodate orders placed on the day you arrive.


Book Transfers

Contact a Vacation Planner to make transfer or flight arrangements to and from Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS).

Watch Charter Briefings

We require all guests to watch a charter safety video. The captain and first mate must become familiar with the sailing area by watching a chart briefing. Please watch these briefing videos in the comfort of your own home or office before you are scheduled to depart.


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When You Arrive

COVID-19 Testing

There are a number of testing sites located throughout The Bahamas. For a list of approved COVID-19 testing sites in The Bahamas, as well as a full overview of The Bahamas’ travel and entry protocols, please visit These are accessible for the Day 5 test and any test required for departing flights. 

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During Your Charter

5-Day COVID-19 Test

Travelers must take a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test on Day 5 of the visit unless departing on day 5. Arrangements for the rapid test may be made at the port of entry or at these testing sites. Test results will be provided electronically via SMS text message and email in 60 minutes or less.

For the duration of the visit, travelers must complete a daily online health questionnaire for symptom tracking purposes.   

Public Spaces

Face masks and social distancing are required in public places.

Safety Measures

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 and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation are good sources of information.