Travel Vaccinations for Bahamas

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Bahamas

A country of more than 700 islands, the Bahamas accounts for thousands of miles of shoreline, and an inexhaustible wealth of unsullied beaches to explore. From the bustling port of Nassau with its straw market, tour boats, and hoardes of cruise ship passengers to the crystal clear aquamarine waters and hidden cays of the Exuma Islands, you will never run out of favourites. Be sure to see Georgetown, Great Exuma or visit Exuma sound on the east and walk the ruins of great plantation houses.

Sail to Bimini for some of the world’s best sport fishing, or cross the bridge from Nassau to try your luck at the Paradise Island casino. Nearby, savour the sumptuous cuisine at legendary Café Martinique, featured in the Bond film Thunderball. Before you start packing, your first stop on your way to Bahamas should be a visit to our Travel Health Clinic, at least four to eight weeks before departure so that you will be completely safe and up-to-date with the Vaccinations you need for travel to the Bahamas.

There is No Risk of Malaria in Bahamas

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Bahamas

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Bahamas

Situated as they are in the Atlantic Ocean, the islands of the Bahamas are temperate with year-round breezes, but the sun is very strong, and a sun block with SPF 20 should be applied before visiting the beach or going snorkelling. Make a habit of carrying bottled water with you wherever you go, to stay hydrated. Alcohol will dehydrate you, so take care to limit your alcohol intake.

Tap water in the Bahamas is generally safe, but most visitors choose bottled water, which can be purchased anywhere. Remember to bring lots with you when touring, or lounging on the beach.

The major hotels in Nassau, Paradise Island, and on Grand Bahama serve all types of International cuisine, so to experience the true taste of Bahamian food, you will have to do a little hunting. Your efforts will be rewarded with your first taste of spicy conch chowder, a delicious blend of tomatoes, potatoes, sweet peppers, onions, salt pork, herbs and spices. Bahamian chefs fry up conch fritters, and cracked conch and marinate it in hot pepper sauce to make conch salad.

And you haven’t really tried Bahamian food until you have tasted grouper fingers, or steamed grouper with creole sauce. Fruits are the focus of some favourite desserts, like soursop ice cream or guava duff dessert, and papaya, or “paw-paw”, is made into chutney, or in its natural state with almost every meal. You may have heard of a Bahama Mama shake, also made from Papaya. Cocktails like the popular Goombay smash almost always feature fruit with rum.

If you need health care in the Bahamas, there are hospitals and good clinics on New Providence Island and Grand Bahama Island. In general the standard of care is very good, however, it is best to check with your hotel or resort before choosing a care facility. Arrange in advance to have plenty of money with you to pay for any health care you might need, since your own insurance may not cover these costs and most clinics require cash payment.

Protect yourself, and your family, with comprehensive travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and any potentially risky activities, like parasailing or diving.

Aside from observing the normal precautions, such as not carrying large sums of money, visitors are generally safe in tourist areas.