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Safe and Reliable

Bahamasair remains committed to adhering to the best local and international aviation and medical standards.

 

 

Before you Travel

If you are holding tickets booked before June 1, 2020 for travel when operations were suspended, please note that you may make a one-time date change without penalty. (Visit to our Search page to make your changes and manage your flights online.) You may also contact our Reservations centre at (242) 702-4140, toll free from the Family Islands at (242) 300-8359, toll free from the United States at (800) 222-4262, or visit our Sales Office in Palmdale or in Freeport for further assistance.


Please be aware that the Bahamas Government announced new Travel Requirements, removing the need to quarantine as of November 1, 2020:

 

International Travel

Entry requirements for citizens, legal residents, and visitors (as of November 1, 2020):

  • Before departure to The Bahamas, a COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test with a negative result taken no more than five (5) days from the date of arrival in The Bahamas. (The name and address of the lab, where test was performed, must be clearly displayed on the test result.)  PLEASE NOTE: Children 10 years and under, and flight crews of commercial airlines are exempt from obtaining the RT-PCR test.

  • Visitors must obtain the Bahamas Travel Health Visa. Once in possession of a negative result, all passengers will be required to apply for the Visa by visiting travel.gov.bs (international), where the test result must be uploaded. (The cost of insurance is included in the Travel Health Visa application fee and takes up to 72 hours to process; the cost of the Travel Health Visa is dependent upon length of stay.)

  • All passengers remaining in The Bahamas for longer than four (4) nights, five (5) days will be required to undergo a Rapid COVID-19 antigen test.

 

Inter-Island Travel

Travel from New Providence into any island is permitted based on the following requirements:

  • Before departure, a COVID-19 RT-PCR (swab) test with a negative result taken no more than five (5) days from the date of travel. (The name and address of the lab, where test was performed, must be clearly displayed on the test result.)  PLEASE NOTE: Children 10 years and under, and flight crews of commercial airlines are exempt from obtaining the RT-PCR test. Emergency travellers are also exempted.

  • Once in possession of a negative result, all passengers will be required to apply for a Bahamas Health Visa by visiting travel.gov.bs (domestic), where the test result must be uploaded. (The cost of the Travel Health Visa is included; cost is dependent upon length of stay.)

  • All passengers remaining at their arrival port for longer than four (4) nights, five (5) days will be required to undergo a second Rapid COVID-19 antigen test. (The cost of this test will be included in the cost of the Travel Health Visa.) 

  • If you are connecting in New Providence and not departing the airport between flights, testing is not required. (If you depart from another island and are connecting in New Providence overnight, testing is required; to request an exemption, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

 

NOTE:  The Chief Medical Officer may exempt a person travelling within The Bahamas from the negative test requirement.

 

All Islands of The Bahamas require the wearing of masks and appropriate social distancing in public areas.

For more details and updates, please visit the COVID Bahamas website and the Bahamas Travel Update website.

 


Additionally, we are asking our passengers to arrive at airports earlier than normal to allow for longer wait times at the security checkpoints and airport screening—three hours before travel time for international flights, and two hours before travel time for domestic flights.

 

 

At the Airport


We have implemented a mandatory mask policy, as well as physical distancing which is required for our employees and passengers, to keep everyone safe. We also continue our extensive sanitization process at our counters and gates, in our commitment to maintain a healthy and safe environment.

 


On Board


Following safety protocols, we are continuing extensive deep cleaning on board all of our aircraft, with attention and detail being given to armrests, tray tables, overhead bins, sidewalls, lavatories and common surfaces; and the mandatory wearing of face masks is extended throughout the flight.


For the well-being of passengers and crew, we have suspended in-flight service as a health and safety measure.

 


Additional Adjustments


For flight date changes, ware offering you the convenience of re-booking travel at a later time, with no penalty for date changes through March, 2021 (for tickets booked before June 1, 2020). We want to provide you enough time to re-plan your trip and fly with us at a later date.


We are also offering travel vouchers for passengers uncertain about when they may be able to travel again.


We look forward to serving you soon and welcoming you back on board our National Flag Carrier.


“Safety is, and always will be, paramount at Bahamasair.”

Hon. O.A.T. (Tommy) Turnquest, C.D., CBE
Bahamasair Chairman

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