Need help?

Active policy holders are encouraged to submit all policy renewals, corrections, or cancellations online through your account for timely processing.

Sign in to your account

Talk to a Licensed Insurance Specialist: 7:00AM - 6:00PM PT (Mon-Fri)

+1 (866) 384-9104

Current Time in PT Closed

Other ways to reach us:

Talk to a Licensed Insurance Specialist: 7:00AM - 6:00PM PT (Mon-Fri)

+1 (866) 384-9104

Current Time in PT Closed

Other ways to reach us:

VisitorsCoverage logo
Do You Need Travel Insurance for the Bahamas?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for the Bahamas?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for the Bahamas?
Visitors & Travel Medical Insurance
Covers medical expenses during your international trip.
Trip Insurance
Covers the cost of travel cancellation, CFAR, and more.
Start Date
End Date

Find the best travel insurance for the Bahamas

View Plans
Composed of 700 islands and more than 2,000 rocks and cays off the coast of Florida, the Bahamas are packed with beautiful beaches and opportunities for adventure.

Whether you're heading to the country for relaxation, for adventure, or for the culture, The Bahamas has something for travelers of every kind.

Is travel insurance mandatory in the Bahamas?

Visitors no longer need to apply for a Bahamas Health Visa 72 hours before departing. However, if unvaccinated, you must test negative before entering the country. 

Travel insurance is highly recommended. Travel medical insurance provides a number of services in case of unexpected illness or accident, such as trip delay, missed connection, lost/damaged checked luggage, trip interruption, medical evacuation and coverage for unexpected illnesses.

COVID-19 in the Bahamas

If you have to travel, here are some Covid safety precautions to take. For the most up-to-date information on Covid restrictions for traveling, please follow CDC guidelines.

Buy Covid Travel Insurance

Health & safety

Compared to other islands in the Caribbean, tropical diseases are not a major threat. In fact, with the exception of the Covid risk, the Bahamas are relatively safe from a health perspective. Use insect repellent, and consider purchasing a bed net if your sleeping area is exposed to the outdoors. The tap water in the Bahamas is generally safe to drink.If you have digestive problems, however, be sure to drink only bottled water.

Be wary in busy areas like Nassau and Grand Bahama. Armed robberies, burglaries and assault can occur. Tourists are particularly vulnerable to muggings and purse snatchings.

Necessary vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before your trip. Here are some common vaccination recommendations for the Bahamas.

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow fever

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas and documentation

U.S. citizens are generally required to present a valid U.S. passport as well as proof of anticipated departure from the Bahamas. U.S. travelers coming for tourism will not need a visa if their stay is under 90 days. All other travelers need a visa and/or work permit.

Other nearby destinations

Saint Martin (French Part)
Saint Martin (French Part)
Find travel insurance plans and learn more about travel to Saint Martin.
Travel Insurance for Saint Martin (French Part)
Virgin Islands (USA)
Virgin Islands (USA)
Find travel insurance plans and learn more about travel to US Virgin islands.
Travel Insurance for Virgin Islands (USA)
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Find travel insurance plans and learn more about travel to Turks & Caicos.
Travel Insurance for Turks and Caicos Islands