VACCINATION & TESTING Requirements
Vaccinated Guests must provide proof of vaccination (2-dose or single dose taken at least 14 days prior to departure) and provide negative test results at the terminal prior to embarkation. Negative Covid-19 test results must be no more than three (3) days old, prior to embarkation date. (Rapid Tests are acceptable – Antigen, PCR or NAAT). Guests may purchase and bring their own unopened test, which can be administered at the port for a $25.00 fee. We however strongly advise, all vaccinated guests to complete their test at any CDC approved testing site and bring the result to the port – this will eliminate the need to test and wait for the results. Additionally, testing at the port is $45.00
Unvaccinated Guests must provide negative PCR or NAAT (rapid tests are acceptable) test results, taken no more than 2-days prior to sailing date and must also, take a rapid test at the port prior to embarkation. The test at the port is mandatory and will cost $45.00. For the at port test, guests may also purchase and bring their own unopened test, which can be administered at the port for a $25.00 fee
Documentation of Recovery: Guests 3yrs and older may embark and sail without testing or vaccination, if he/she provides documentation that he/she has recovered from Covid-19 not more than 90 days but not less than 10 days prior to the departure date (not counting departure date). Simply present a positive Covid-19 test result from a CDC approved testing facility dated within the timeframe specified.
Guests under 2 years old have no Vaccination or Testing requirements.
All forms of vaccination proof are acceptable (original card or any copy, paper or electronic). Guests who are unable or unwilling to show proof of vaccination or proof of recovery documentation, will be denied boarding. All testing completed at the terminal will incur a cost of $45.00 for Antigen and $150.00 for PCR. Masks are optional onboard for both passenger and crew. Cruise & Stay guests, Bahamian residents and citizens travelling one-way MUST meet all vaccination and testing requirements outlined above. Guests that fail to comply will be denied boarding.
THE BAHAMAS’ ENTRY Requirements
Required Travel Documents: Passport Books or Cards are strongly recommended, but not required. Passports must be valid thru the day of return. US requires passports be valid for a minimum of 6-months from return date. Original or certified US Birth Certificate with valid US Driver’s License are accepted when passports are not available. Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) from Michigan, New York, Vermont, Minnesota, and Washington states, is also acceptable. For the most updated information regarding Bahamas entry requirements please visit https://travel.gov.bs
Cruise & Stay and One-Way Guests: Vaccination and testing requirements apply both during exit and re-entry into the United States. When exiting Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, these guests must meet all Vaccination & Testing requirements outlined above to reenter the United States. Guests may contact the front desk of their resort to arrange for testing or register for testing in Grand Bahama Island by visiting https://www.doctorshosp.com/covid-testing. Guests may also locate additional testing sites on Grand Bahama Island by visiting https://travel.gov.bs/file/testCenters
Local Bahamian Regulations: When disembarked in Grand Bahama Island, all guests are required to observe all local laws, rules, and regulations; including but not limited all local mask and physical distancing regulations that are in place. During onshore excursions, your local guide will let you know if/when a mask is required.
Authorized and Recommended vaccines: The CDC accepts all vaccines authorized by the FDA and the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Health Organization has evaluated and confirmed that the following vaccines have met the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy against COVID-19:
AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine • Johnson and Johnson • Moderna • Pfizer/BioNTech • Sinopharm • Sinovac
For additional information regarding Covid-19 vaccines, guidelines, and advisories, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus