COVID-19 tests when visiting The Bahamas from England

Find out what tests you'll need to arrange before you depart.

Formerly an "amber" country, as of 4 October The Bahamas is simply not on the red list, and comes under "Rest of world". If you have not been fully vaccinated, you will need to take a pre-departure test to re-enter England (excludes children aged 18 and under), pre-book day 2 and day 8 PCR tests for after your return, and can additionally choose to take a day 5 "Test to release", which, if negative, will mean you can end your self-isolation at that point (you will still need to take the day 8 test, however). If you have been fully vaccinated*, you must simply arrange a day 2 test for after your return from The Bahamas (these must be booked and paid for before you arrive in the UK)

Before you go, check the entry requirements for getting into The Bahamas.

We're updating this page regularly, but still strongly advise that you confirm the latest travel requirements at gov.uk.
* Either as part of the UK vaccine roll-out, under an approved vaccination programme in Europe or the US, or with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in Albania, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda,The Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Egypt, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or Vietnam.
Infographic showing requirements for those arriving into England from non-red-list countries such as The Bahamas.

COVID-19 statistics in The Bahamas vs UK

Otherwise known as heaven-on-earth, The Bahamas offers a peaceful coastal retreat for Brits looking to escape the everyday.

Major tourist attractions:

  • Queen’s Staircase
  • Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park
  • Port Lucaya Marketplace
  • Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre
  • Pink Sand at Harbour Island

Walking trails, parks and beaches:

  • Bonefish Pond National Park
  • Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park
  • Primeval Forest National Park
  • Bahamas Clifton Heritage National Park
  • Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Shopping centres and stores:

  • Harbour Bay Shopping Centre
  • Marina Village
  • The Mall Marathon
  • Crystal Court Shops
  • Diamond Center

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