Visa policy of Bahamas

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Visitors to The Bahamas must obtain a visa from one of the Bahamian diplomatic missions or British diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of the Bahamas

Visa requirement[edit]

Nationals of the following 120 countries and territories can visit the Bahamas for 3 months without a visa unless otherwise stated:[2][3][4]

1 - 8 months for Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom (British citizen only), 3 months for other classes of British nationality and other states.
2 - 8 months.
3 - 8 months, 3 months for U.S. citizens or nationals residing in Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
4 - including permanent resident card holders who are exempt for a maximum of 30 days.

Holders of diplomatic or official passports issued to nationals of Haiti and holders of diplomatic, official or service passports issued to nationals of Cuba do not require a visa for the Bahamas.

Visa exemption agreement for diplomatic and official passports was signed with  India but not yet ratified.[5]

Visa on arrival

Citizens of  India with visa issued by Canada, United Kingdom, USA or a Schengen Member State can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 90 days.

Cruise Ship Passengers[edit]

Cruise ship passengers travelling to and returning from the Bahamas are required to obtain visa for entry.[6] Both entry and departure must be by a cruise ship.[6]

Visitors statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to the Bahamas were from the following countries of nationality:[7]

Country 2015 2014 2013
 United States 1,146,272 1,107,328 1,067,355
 Canada 151,739 144,141 123,744
 United Kingdom 28,022 23,831 24,006
 France 13,353 13,288 14,004
 Germany 9,906 10,059 8,934
 Italy 8,815 9,102 8,362
 Brazil 8,388 9,350 8,880
 Jamaica N/A N/A 6,291
  Switzerland 5,751 5,489 5,045
 Argentina 5,090 4,805 5,047
Total 1,483,915 1,427,066 1,365,586

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGNERS TRAVELLING TO THE BAHAMAS
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions on Immigration/Visas/Employment and General entry to the Bahamas". Archived from the original on 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2017-07-13.
  3. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  4. ^ Agreement between the European Community and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on the short-stay visa waiver
  5. ^ https://mobile.twitter.com/MOFABahamas/status/1068180430980026368
  6. ^ a b "Information Note to Cruise Ship Passengers Travelling to the Bahamas". Consulate General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Dec 18, 2014.
  7. ^ [1]