Wednesday, 18 November 2020 / Published in News

Updated November 18

If you are ready to explore the Abacos with Navigare Yachting, you're only one COVID test away from sailing in paradise.

  • Everyone traveling to the Bahamas (over the age of 10) must obtain a negative PCR (swab) test taken no more than 5 days prior to arrival (for example test on Saturday for arrival the following Thursday)
  • Once in possession of a negative PCR test per the above, travellers may apply for the required Bahamas Travel Health Visa at (then select "International"); the Bahamas authorities recommend to allow 72 hours for processing, but approval of the health visa can be expected within 24 hours, sometimes within minutes of your submission.
  • Travellers staying in Bahamas longer than 4 nights/5 days will be required to take a rapid antigen COVID-19 test. Testing site locations can be found here: 
  • Within the application, travellers 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 is included in the application and will also include the cost of the rapid COVID test, if applicable, on day 5 of your stay.

To read the latest COVID-19 travel update from the government of The Bahamas, and to read the mask-wearing requirements while on island, please visit: