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The Bahamas is a frequent stop on cruises, captivating tourists who often seek out more time in this tropical location. With over 700 islands, this country has a little something for every type of traveler.
From the city of Nassau to the resorts of Grand Bahama, there is so much to do and see in one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for The Bahamas. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for The Bahamas: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue fever is a serious risk to travelers to the Caribbean. Make sure you’re protected with mosquito repellents or netting.
Zika is also present in the Bahamas. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should consider avoiding the region. Take standard anti-mosquito precautions to avoid the disease.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
A passport is required to enter the Bahamas, but a visa is not for stays less than 90 days. Proof of a return ticket and financial information may be required.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
As a typical tropical climate, the Bahamas is largely influenced by the Gulf Stream. This makes its pristine waters very warm. The country has four well defined seasons.
Weather wise, the biggest threat are hurricanes. If you find yourself experiencing a hurricane, be aware air transportation may shut down.
Crime is less common in the Bahamas than many other regions.
Areas with tourism have more crime than other areas. Theft and sexual assault are the most common types of crime. Be sure to watch your alcohol intake and your surroundings.
Cars are available to rent, but public transit is often easier. Be careful on buses and in other public areas as pickpocketing can occur.
This Andros Barrier Reef is one of the largest in the world. Containing 15 percent of the world’s coral, it is the third largest barrier reef on the planet.
Diving and snorkeling in this location will allow you to see heaps of marine life. The blue marlin, Bahama’s national fish, loves the Andros reef. Blue Marlin are often 14 feet long and can weigh 2,000 pounds.
Venture to the Tongue of the Ocean, a massive trench reaching 6,000 feet deep! Transportation to Andros from the island of New Providence is easy and guided tours are available.
Here are recommended items to bring along with you to The Bahamas:
The U.S. State Department recommends signing up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This free program allows the U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas to update you if any emergency or risks were to occur within the country.
U.S. Embassy Nassau
P.O. Box N-8197
#42 Queen Street
Nassau, The Bahamas
Telephone: +(242) 322-1181
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(242) 357-7004
Fax: +(242) 356-7174
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