How to Apply for your Bahamas Health Visa

Bahamas is requiring health visas and Bahamas-provided insurance for all travelers entering the country, whether or not you intend to set foot on land. Please note: CDC guidelines for testing on re-entry into the US do not apply to your trip in the Bahamas as we are returning by sea.

The most up to date information can be found on the Bahamas government website here:

https://www.bahamas.com/travelupdates

Create your account

Create your traveler account at any time at https://travel.gov.bs/login
Be prepared to upload a picture of your passport.

Schedule your test

  • All travelers must produce negative covid test results from a test taken no earlier than 5 days prior to your entry into the Bahamas in order to obtain the health visa for entry. Vaccination status determines what type of test you are eligible for:
    • Fully vaccinated travelers: proof of vaccination plus negative test results from either a PCR or rapid antigen test.
    • Unvaccinated travelers: only PCR molecular tests are accepted
  • Five days prior to arrival in the Bahamas means:
    • For Saturday departures, test no earlier than Tuesday before departure
    • For Friday departures, test no earlier than Monday before departure

Apply for your health visa

All travelers:

  • Once you have your negative test results
    • Log in and from the home screen to “Add Trip”
    • Trip application is International
    • On this page fill out all boxes marked with *. Boxes you might have trouble with are:
      • Type of Travel: Vessel
      • Flight/Vessel number: S/V Juliet 1144038
      • Departure: US, Florida
      • Date and time of arrival: Sunday 6:00am for week long trips, Saturday for 4- and 5- day trips
      • Mode of travel: Sea
      • Port of arrival: Bimini – Big Game Marina
      • Date of departure: Thursday for week-long, Monday for 4-day trips, Tues for 5-day trips. 
      • Mode of departure: Sea
      • Port of departure: Bimini – Big Game Marina
      • Purpose: Diving
      • Accommodation type: Vessel
      • Number of persons in your party: 1 or any family members you are traveling with
      • Address: S/V Juliet (leave line 2 and Neighborhood blank)
      • Destination island: Bimini
      • Travel agency leave blank
      • If your Covid-19 file type = RT-PCR Test
        • Exemption: None
        • Lab info and address is where you took the test (CVS, Walgreens, doctor’s office, etc)
        • Upload your results. Make sure that the results you are uploading are full laboratory results with the name and address of the lab and type of test administered.
      • If your Covid-19 file type = Covid-19 Vaccine
        • Fill in Vaccine type and date of doses, where you received each dose
        • Upload your vaccine file and test results
    • Check off the applicable agreements at the bottom
    • You’ll know you’ve at least done everything right when the “Submit” button becomes clickable. If it’s still grayed out, check that you’ve filled in all the required information.

Email your QR code

Email a copy of the Travel visa to info@sailjuliet.com as it needs to be pre-registered with our entrance paperwork. Also print a hard copy of your COVID-19 test results or a copy of your vaccination record to bring with you to the boat

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about any of this please see the Bahamas travel reopening page for additional information. For problems with the visa application itself, contact the Bahamas Health Visa department directly as well at (242) 502-0829 or healthvisa@bahamas.com. Questions about the trip or documentation required, email info@sailjuliet.com

Please note:

The expiration date on your issued Health Visa is the date you need to enter by, not the end date to your trip.

You will receive an email regarding daily health surveys referencing a $100 fine for non-compliance. This does not apply to visitors on vessels, disregard it.

The Health Visa/Insurance payment will show up on your credit card statement as Kanoo Pays.

Get on the boat!

We’re outta here!