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In response to Coronavirus, the Bahamian Government have issued the following restrictions:
Passengers who have been in China (People’s Rep.), Iran, Italy or Korea (Rep.) in the past 20 days are not allowed to enter.
Passengers who have been in Europe, Ireland or United Kingdom in the past 20 days are not allowed to enter until 13 April 2020.
Please bear these restrictions in mind when making your travel arrangements and let us know if you will be affected by this, or restrictions imposed by the US on travel from Europe.
While some batteries may be available to purchase on board, please bring extras if your personal dive equipment may require a unique size. Because of the remote locations in which our vessels operate, there is limited or no access to battery recycling facilities. To help us with responsible tourism we kindly request you bring home your own spent batteries to be recycled or disposed of properly. Alternatively, consider using rechargeable batteries as there are plenty of sockets to plug in a charger on board.
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
The U.S. Department of State website, www.travel.state.gov/content/travel.html also has essential travel advice and tips for North Americans.
Even though diving with sharks is very exciting and fun, it has inherent risks. The safety of our guests is paramount and we therefore adopt specific rules when diving with sharks in the Bahamas. To minimise the risks, all divers are required to follow the guidelines outlined in our Important Shark Diving Information.
Download: Important Shark Diving Information
Generally, you will need a visa to enter the Bahamas. There are several Bahamas embassies and consulates around the world where you can apply for a Bahamas visa. For more information, visit The Government of the Bahamas website at www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/portal/public/gov/government/. Click on Non‑Residents tab.
Yellow fever certificate requirements – check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.
Transit Via the United States – ESTA or Visas
If you are travelling via the United States, you will likely need to apply for an ESTA under the Visa Waiver Program or acquire a US visa.
IMPORTANT: From 1 April 2016, all travellers wishing to enter the US under the VWP will need to hold a passport with an integrated chip (an ePassport).
Your passport should be valid for six months from the date of departure from the Bahamas.
Please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bahamas/entry-requirements for the most up to date advice.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have had the required vaccines for the countries you are visiting. Please contact your health adviser or pharmacy, at least 8 weeks prior to departure, for advice if you are unsure which vaccinations you require. We are unable to give specific advice on vaccines or other medical precautions as this information should be provided by a medical professional. Further travel health advice can be found at:
Take appropriate precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitos and other insects, see www.travelhealthpro.org.uk/factsheet/38/insect-and-tick-bite-avoidance.
If you have a severe allergy, please inform us before you travel.