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GETTING HERE

With a customizable itinerary and so many things to do and places to see there are multiple options for guests to get on board March Dragon. 

March Dragon is based out of Palm Cay Marina so flying into and out of Nassau Airport is the easiest and most popular with many cost effective daily flight options and is only a 45 minute carride away from the marina.  We are happy to schedule and coordinate this taxi/limo ride for you on your day of arrival and departure as well.  

Mission

Traveling to The Bahamas from The United States

www.Travel.state.gov     www.travel.gov.bs   https://www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening

 

Requirements subject to change.  For the most up to date information, please check with your airline and the above government websites.

 

Step 1:  Everyone travelling to The Bahamas must obtain a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than 3 days prior to the date of arrival or provide proof of having recovered within 90 days. Update: beginning May 1, 2021 vaccinated travelers no longer need a negative COVID test to enter the Bahamas or during their trip.

STEP 2:

Once in possession of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, apply for your required Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs. (Click on International Tab) and submit a Travel Health Visa Application.

  • As part of the Travel Health Visa application, (Cost =$60) travelers will be required to opt-in to COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. The cost of insurance is included in the Travel Health Visa application fee.

  • Travel Health Visa applications take 48-72 hours to process and should be completed with adequate lead time.  Each traveler will receive a confirmation regarding their application’s approval.

  • Each traveler must present their final confirmation document of their Travel Health Visa application, along with their negative RT PCR COVID-19 test results, upon boarding flights to The Bahamas and again upon arrival in The Bahamas.

  • Monitoring by self-reporting through the completion of a daily health questionnaire is required for a period of 14 days or the duration of stay, by the Ministry of Health; by members of the COVID-19 Enforcement Unit; and by unscheduled visits by the Royal Bahamian Police Force.

  • For visitors staying in The Bahamas longer than four (4) nights and five (5) days, a rapid antigen test is required on Day 5 of the visit.  Results must be submitted to the Ministry of Health online via the health travel website.  A person who is out to sea on the fifth day of his or her stay is required to undergo a COVID-19 rapid antigen test at the first port of call.  Average cost for testing:   Antigen $40   PCR $140

 

A curfew is in effect Monday through Sunday between the hours of 10:00pm and 5:00am.

Step 3:

 Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment program STEP Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (state.gov)

Step 4: 

Take Antigen test and submit to Ministry of Health on day 5.  (appointment necessary)

COVID-19 Status - The Bahamas
 

Step 5: 

Coming Home: 

  • Travelers are required to complete a travel attestation form before departing to the USA.

  • Air passengers entering the United States are required to present a negative COVID-19 viral test, taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days.