A passport is required for stays of up to 90 days, minimum period of validity
6 months beyond the stay.
You should make copies of your passport and your driver‘s licence before
your holiday and keep the copies separate from the originals. This is most
helpful in case of reporting a loss and requiring new documents.
Larger sums of money (more than 10,000 dollars) can only be imported
with prior permission of the »Central Bank of the Bahamas«. It is not permitted
to import Bahamas dollar!
max 70 Bahamas dollar. It is permitted to import foreign currencies.
Agricultural products may only be imported in limited quantities.
Duty Free: The followed items may be imported to the Bahamas:
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 454 g of tobacco (People above the age of 18 years)
- 0.94 l spirits (people above the age of 18 years)
- 0.94 l wine (people above the age of 18 years)
- other items up to a value of 100 US dollars
- Household articles such as small electrical items are subject to customs
duty at 45% of their value. Laptop computers are seen as personal possessions
and are therefore not subject to customs duty.
Alternating current 120 volts, 60 Hz, American plug; adapter required.
First aid kit
Don‘t forget to bring a small or larger-size first-aid kit (with remedies for
diarrhea, mosquito bites, high temperature and pain as well as dressing
material and bandages, plasters and desinfectant) so that you are well-
prepared for any smaller emergencies. Don‘t forget to take: Any medication
that you need to take on a regular basis! If you have any questions on what
belongs in your first-aid kit you should consult a chemist who specialises
in travel medicine. Take Autan or something similar for mosquito bites. There
is a doctor‘s surgery and a 24 hour emergency service on the island.
Clothing During the day
It‘s best to wear summer or sports clothing. You should also bring light long
sleeve clothing for the evenings. For summer and autumn please remember
protection for rain. Sunglasses are important.
Restaurants will usually put a 15% service charge onto your bill.
Please be careful! There is left-hand driving in the entire Bahamas!
Mon to Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., some shops are
closed on Friday and Saturday afternoons.
Banks: Mon to Thu 9.30 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Fri 9.30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Flights via the US On transit flights via the United States several immigration
question-naires have to be filled in. These are distributed to passengers during
the flights. You can also fill them in online in advance at:
Possible flight connections
In Germany, all European airlines offer flights from various airports via the US to
Nassau, e.g. via Miami - for example Lufthansa, Air France, Alitalia, KLM, Iberia:
- via Atlanta with Delta
- via Charlotte with Lufthansa or US Airways
- via Newark with American Airlines
- via Newark with Continental
- via London with British Airways directly to Nassau (no stop in the US)
Onwards travel from Nassau to Arthurs Town:
- Sky Bahamas: www.SkyBahamas.net (roundtrip 190,24 US$ per person)
We will book these flights for you and deposit the tickets at the airport counter.
starting January 01 2015 there will be an additional Value added Tax of 7,5%