Covid Travel

Covid Travel

Two women swimming with a pig in the water at Staniel Cay, The Bahamas.

Staniel Cay Yacht Club is committed to your safety.

Updated Travel Protocols

Staniel Cay Yacht Club remains committed to providing the safest, most reliable service.

Vaccinated Travelers

All fully vaccinated travelers and children between the ages of 2-11 wishing to enter The Bahamas are required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR), with a negative result, within THREE days of arrival in The Bahamas.  Please note that The Bahamas has suspended the mandatory RT-PCR testing requirement for vaccinated travelers, which was expected to take effect on 7 January 2022   

All fully vaccinated US citizens or foreign nationals wishing to enter the United States are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than ONE day prior to travel back into the US.

Unvaccinated Travelers

All unvaccinated persons, who are 12 years and older, are required to obtain a RT-PCR Test, with a negative result, taken within THREE days of arrival into The Bahamas.

All unvaccinated US citizens, who are 2 years and older, wishing to re-enter the United States are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than ONE day prior to travel back into the US.  Please see below for more information and timelines.

Current international flight restrictions are in place for unvaccinated non-US citizens.  Please click here if you are a non-US citizen to find out if you are eligible to re-enter the United States.

Children and Infants

All children 2 years of age and older wishing to enter The Bahamas are required to obtain a COVID-19 test, with a negative result, within THREE days of arrival in The Bahamas.

All unvaccinated children who are US citizens over the age of 2 who wish to re-enter the United States are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than ONE day before travel back into the US.

**All children, under the age of 2, are exempt from any testing requirements.

48 Hour Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test

Effective 4 January 2022, a Rapid Antigen Test will be required for all travelers staying in The Bahamas longer than 48 hours (two (2) nights), regardless of vaccination status.


Visitors departing on or before 48 hours will not be required to obtain this test. This test replaces the existing Day-5 Rapid Antigen Test.

General Information for Bahamas Entry Requirements

  • Proof of full vaccination will be required, such as CDC or government-issued vaccine record card.
  • The Bahamas Government (Bahamas Ministry of Health) will only accept vaccinations by Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca at this time.

–  To be considered fully vaccinated, persons must meet these qualifications: Both doses of Moderna, Pfizer, or AstraZeneca vaccine plus a 14-day immunization period since the last dose or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine plus 14-day immunization period since the last dose.

  • The day you take your test is considered “Day Zero”.
  • Children 2 years and older must apply for a Travel Health Visa under the profile of their Parent or Guardian.
  • Children under 2 years of age are exempt from all testing requirements.
  • All Travelers will be required to apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at regardless of vaccination status.
  • The Travel Health Visa fees are listed below. The fees are inclusive of the Day 5 Rapid Antigen Test (when applicable) as well as mandatory Trip-Interruption Health Insurance.
  • A Bahamas Travel Health Visa will be valid for six (6) months for vaccinated travelers, allowing for multiple trips on one visa.

$40 – Visitors Staying up to four nights and five days
$40 – Non-Vaccinated Citizens and Returning Residents
$10 – Vaccinated Citizens and Residents of the Bahamas
$60 – Unvaccinated Visitors staying more than four nights
FREE – Children 10 and Under

  • If unvaccinated Visitors stay beyond 4 nights and 5 days, a Rapid Antigen Test will be required.
  • This test will be available in all Out Island Destinations (example: Staniel Cay Yacht Club will be offering the 5th-day test to Hotel and Marina Guests, as well as travelers in the area).
  • The wearing of masks and social distancing guidelines remain in effect.

*** If assistance is needed through the Health Visa process, please contact the Health Visa Compliance Team at (242) 502-0829 or ***



  • All Makers Air passengers are REQUIRED to upload their negative test results 24 hours prior to their departure flight back to the US.  Passengers who do not provide this willbe denied boarding.


  • If you are unsure about what is required prior to your travel, click here to answer a few questionsand you will be told exactly what is needed to board a flight to the United States!   Be sure to select the option that applies for each traveler, including children, for a customized response.
  • You must be fully vaccinated to travel to the United States by plane if you are a non-US citizen, non-US immigrant. Only limited exceptions apply.  Please be sure to review the International Travel Requirementscarefully or you could be denied boarding
  • The current Bahamas Travel Health Visa includes your departure rapid antigen test, which can be obtained at numerous locations throughout the Bahamas.

We appreciate your patience as we navigate this fluid situation. All of us at Makers Air look forward to making your next Out Island experience the most memorable one yet!







  • Synergy Diagnostic Laboratory  – If you are flying with Makers Air their passengers are eligible for 15% off the cost of test, with results often available within 24 hours! Click HERE for more details.
  • Instant Medical Care, Ft. Lauderdale
    954-200-6001 (call prior to confirm they have the RT PCR test available – results within one hour)