2021, August 1: As of September 3, 2021, The Bahamas will require arriving cruise passengers to be vaccinated.
The new regulation by The Bahamian government was issued mid-August. The regulation will be enforced in all its cruise ports, including private islands. The Bahamas archipelago includes about 30 inhabited islands. As of September 3, arriving cruise ships must provide manifests declaring the vaccination status of all on board (crew and passengers) to the country’s Port Medical Officer.
All passengers 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated. Also, health and prevention protocols that were previously submitted by the cruise lines must be approved before permissions are granted.