The Department of Homeland Security recommends that visitors traveling to the Bahamas register with their country's embassy in case of an emergency.
U.S. Embassy Nassau
Queen Street #19
Phone: (242) 322-1181
Emergency after-hours telephone: (242) 357-7004
Fax: (242) 356-7174
Entry/Exit Required Documents
U.S. and Canadian citizens traveling to the Bahamas are required to show proof of citizenship with a passport---current or expired not more than five years. Citizens of the United Kingdom are not required to obtain a passport or visa if their visit is less than three weeks. Naturalized citizens are required to show naturalization papers; permanent residents are required to show their green card and a valid passport from their country of citizenship.
All visitors traveling to the Bahamas are required to show immigration officers their return ticket.
Safety and Security
For the most updated security information, U.S. citizens should visit the Department of Homeland Security's website or call (888) 407-4747 toll-free within the U.S. and Canada.
Visitors traveling to the Bahamas are not required to obtain vaccinations, but it should be considered due to the recent outbreaks of tuberculosis and malaria.
Article Written By Vivian Giang
Vivian Giang has worked at Turner Broadcasting System, Athens Oconee Audiology, the University of Georgia and on a local Georgia government campaign. Her articles have been published in "The Red and Black," "Barrow County News," "Flagpole Magazine," "Southern Distinction Magazine" and Fark.com. Giang received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia.