June 22, 2020 5 min read
Welcome to the Conch & Coconut’s official blog, "Crack Open the Good Life" your source for all things Harbour Island and Eleuthera. Think of us as your personal island insider, filling you in on all the secrets that make the islands so magical.
We have been planning to launch this blog for some time now and distinctly remember our discussion of topics for our first post. “Let’s discuss the best hotels for wedding parties” said one team member, while another wanted to discuss the“five reasons why you should order the lobster quesadilla at Sip Sip.”
But then, the world changed, and so did we.
So for our inaugural blog post, we’re going to be a bit more buttoned-up (we’re normally in bathing suits)and serve as a hub of information as the Bahamas re-opens our borders to the world. We do so excitedly, but with a sense of caution and strong preliminary measures to avoid the further spread of COVID-19. We’ve pulled together all the relevant travel information you’ll need when international travel to the Bahamas resumes on July 1, 2020.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic our highest priority is the health and safety of our clientele, employees, and our community. At Conch & Coconut we take pride in our pre-existing cleaning practices and have gone even further to take every precaution to ensure we are protecting everyone’s well-being while continuing to serve you. Our golf carts are thoroughly cleaned inside and out between rentals and we require our employees wear masks upon dropoff of golf cart rentals. We’ve also created custom Conch & Coconut reusable face masks that you will receive upon arrival.
Below is we’ve laid out information on reopening provided by the Ministry of Tourism and we will be updating the blog as we receive updates in real-time. In the meantime, if you’re planning your trip to Harbour Island, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
We look forward to welcoming you with open arms (6 feet away, of course) as you experience the magic of Harbour Island and“Crack Open the Good Life” with us!
x The Conch & Coconut Team
Rules for entrance to the Bahamas:
REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR TRAVEL TO THE BAHAMAS FOR 2020:
Policies and Procedures for all travelers visiting The Bahamas beginning July 1 are as follows. Plans continue to evolve in response to COVID-19 trends, and so additional guidance will be communicated as details are available.
As part of Phase 2, hotels and vacation rentals, including Airbnb and HomeAway will open to guests. Domestic and International airlines are permitted to resume service, and many are beginning to announce plans for their return to The Bahamas:
REQUIREMENTS FOR BOATERS AND BAHAMAS MARINAS FOR 2020:
COVID-19 PCR Swab Test results (not more than 10 days old) to be handed in upon arrival in The Bahamas to Customs & Immigration. This requirement will not end on July 1st.
Children under the age of two are not required to have the test.
The health form to fill out prior to travel is located here:https://travel.gov.bs/ including a link to upload test results. Users will receive an immediate automated response with travel names and approval. Please Print this response.
Customs & Immigration Forms – fill out and print prior to arrival:
Boaters Requirements once in The Bahamas
Monday - Sunday
10 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Indoor dining is allowed with physical distancing and sanitization protocols. Staff must wear masks at all times, and patrons must wear masks when entering and exiting the establishment. Maximum seating capacity based on 50% occupancy (30 sq ft per person).
Monday, June 22
Business hours are extended to 8 PM - physical distancing and proper sanitation and hygiene measures are required. Masks/ face coverings must be worn.
Wednesday, July 1
Gyms, Group Exercise & Spas
Bahamas COVID-19 Travel Information:
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