Bahamas Reopens For Boaters: Traveling + COVID-19 Protocol

June 25, 2020 11:47 am

Boaters: Be prepared with our complete list of requirements for Bahamas entry.

Bahamas is currently in Phase 1 of re-opening, which allows boaters, yachters, and private aviation to enter the country. As boaters prepare to travel to the Bahamas, the proper documents before arrival is necessary.

Before You Travel:

  • 1. Download + submit the travel health form online. This is necessary for all travelers, and without it, you will be denied entry. Fill out the form here.
  • 2. Get tested within 10 days of your departure date, all boaters must get a Covid-19 PCR Swab Test and present the negative result upon arrival. Any test result older than 10 days will not be accepted. Find a Florida test site location near you here.
  • 3. Boaters must inform Bahamian marinas of their arrival at least 48 hours prior.

Customs + Immigration Forms:

Complete and print all required forms to present at arrival.

Entry Fees:

All boats staying in the Bahamas for up to 3 months must pay entry fees.

  • • Boats up to 34 feet: $150
  • • Boats 35-99 feet: $300
  • • Boats 100-149 feet: $500
  • • Boats 150-200 feet: $800
  • • Boats over 200 feet: $1,000
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Upon Arrival In Bahamas:

  • • Boaters who disembark must be subject to any other test mandated by Ministry of Health.
  • • Passengers and crew must wear a mask while in port.

General Practices:

  • • Continue social distancing measures (3 to 6 feet apart)
  • • Continue regular hand washing
  • • Continue to wear face masks when appropriate
  • • Vessel Sanitizing:
    • • Before passengers board
    • • Between passenger exchanges
    • • On high touch surfaces
    • • At the end of every day
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For a complete description of the Readiness and Recovery Plan, or to learn more on the Bahamas safety measures and best practices, read the official plan.

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