The Bahamas Travel Health Visa (BTHV) is an electronic permit that is required by international travelers in order to enter the island country.
Also known as the Bahamas Travel Health Card, the BTHV was introduced in 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The BTHV certifies that the individual is in good health to the best of their knowledge and that they are safe to travel to the Bahamas.
All passengers over aged 18 (eighteen) years and older must have a valid Bahamas Health Visa.
Minors (those below the age of 18) must have a profile in the BTHV account belonging to their parent or guardian.
The BTHV can be obtained by completing a Bahamas Travel Health Visa application form online. This simple questionnaire takes a matter of minutes to fill in.
Travelers must also upload a negative COVID-19 test result to the BTHV portal.
The BTHV is not the same as a standard Bahamas visa and it is not an alternative. Citizens of countries that require a normal visa for the Bahamas must apply for one at a Bahamian embassy or consulate in addition to getting the Health Visa online.
The Bahamas Health Visa permits travelers to enter the country for whatever activities (e.g. tourism, business, etc.) they are permitted to engage in under the terms of their other visas or rights.