COVID-19 Update

JULY 24, 2020

The Bahamas have implemented new guidelines for domestic and international travel.

From Monday, 27th of July, all international travel will be permitted again. The negative PCR-COVID-19 tests, as well as the Travel Health Card will still be mandatory to enter The Bahamas.

Starting Tuesday, 28th of July at 7pm, inter-island travel will be discontinued.

All travelers need to quarantine for 14 days after they entered The Bahamas. A hotel or resort is an adequate place for quarantine.

Please contact us if you have any questions about how to get to Cat Island. For further information please visit

JULY 19, 2020

Due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases the government announced the following new restrictions for the Bahamas:

  • International commercial flights and sea vessels carrying commercial passengers are NOT permitted to enter the Bahamas, except commercial flights from the United Kingdom, European Union and Canada.  This will be effective midnight Wednesday 22 July. 2020.

  • Private international flights and charters, as well as pleasure crafts and yachts from all countries are permitted to enter the Bahamas.

  • Domestic travel will continue. Please make sure that you have completed your electronic Health Visa before traveling.

As before, all visitors need a negative PCR COVID-19 test no longer than 10 days and must complete an electronic Travel Health Card to enter the Bahamas. Please be aware that the Travel Health Card may need up to 72 hours to be approved.

For more information please visit or contact us.

JULY 08, 2020

The Ministry of Health announced that they changed the duration of the Covid-19 PCR back to 10 days. It is effectively immediately.

For more information please visit

JUNE 29, 2020

On June 28, the prime minister announced that the government altered the permissible length of the test result. 

Effective 7th July, the results of the RTPCR COVID 19 test must have been taken no later than seven days prior to the date of arrival. Until that date, tests that have been taken no later than 10 days prior to travel will continue to be accepted. 

JUNE 18, 2020

For the safety of all travelers and residents the government announced that a negative COVID-19 PCR test will be required for entering the Bahamas. This also applies to everyone after the 1st of July and the results must be no more than 10 days old.

Additionally, all travelers will be required to complete an electronic Travel Health Card prior entering the Bahamas. Please make sure that you have your Travel Card as a printed or mobile version with you. 

For more information please visit:

To get your electronic Travel Health Card please visit:

JUNE 10, 2020

Life is coming back to our beloved Shannas Cove Resort. We are thrilled to let you know that we are reopening July the 1st.

While you throw your bathing suits into the suitcase, we want to inform you about some minor changes regarding your vacation at Shannas Cove Resort. 

We comply with all the standards to keep everyone safe. But hence we are situated on such a remote place it is difficult for us to provide some individual goods. Therefore, we ask you to bring your own PPE/face masks as well as your own snorkeling gear if you want to explore the marine life. 


As soon as you arrive in Cat Island we take care of you and your well-deserved vacation. Don’t worry about anything else than complete relaxation and turquoise waters around your ankles.

If you desire more information due to the protective standards at our resort or the regulations for entering the Bahamas, feel free to contact us anytime.

MAY 21, 2020

We are thrilled to let you know that the Bahamian government announced that the Bahamas will open for commercial travel on July 1st  🙌🙌🙌
Can't wait to have you back in paradise 🐠🌴☀️

MAY 5, 2020

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