Bahamas travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Bahamas with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the Bahamas.

Hope Town Beach, Bahamas © deanbkrafft - Flickr Creative Commons
Hope Town Beach, Bahamas © deanbkrafft - Flickr Creative Commons

Bahamas travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the Bahamas with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Bahamas - quick facts
Flight time 9.5 hours
Time difference UK -5 hours
Language(s) English
Currency Bahamian Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Left

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Bahamas weather

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Bahamas travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the Bahamas from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the Bahamas.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Bahamas travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the Bahamas with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the Bahamas, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Bahamas covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the Bahamas with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Bahamas FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the Bahamas including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to the Bahamas due to Covid-19?

Bahamas is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for the Bahamas.

Check out Ministry of Health, Bahamas for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Bahamas?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Bahamas. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to the Bahamas from the UK?

The flight time to the Bahamas from the UK is typically 9.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between the Bahamas and the UK?

The time difference between the Bahamas and the UK is UK time-5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in the Bahamas?

The main language spoken in the Bahamas is English.

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What is the currency in the Bahamas?

The currency in the Bahamas is the Bahamian Dollar (BSD).

Which plugs are used in the Bahamas?

Bahamas uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Bahamas?

They drive on the left side of the road in the Bahamas.

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