December 24, 2021 8 min read
**UPDATED 24 DECEMBER 2021**
Welcome to the Conch & Coconut’s official blog, "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 re-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“the five best places to get a Goombay Smash.”
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 for Harbour Island and Eleuthera and the up-to-date COVID-19 travel protocols. We’ve pulled together all the relevant, up-to-date travel information you’ll need when traveling internationally to the Bahamas and specifically to our pink sandy shores. It's important to state here that the curfew for Harbour Island and Eleuthera has been lifted and all restaurants, hotels, retail stores and more are open and ready for you to visit!
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you and can't wait for you to experience the magic of Harbour Island and“Crack Open the Good Life” with us!
xThe Conch & Coconut Team
Here’s everything you need to know before coming to Harbour Island and while you're here!
Please Note:Effective Dec. 27, 2021, any person presenting test results older than three days (72 hours) will not be allowed entry into The Bahamas.
All persons traveling to The Bahamas are required to apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa at travel.gov.bs.
Fully vaccinated travelers are required to upload negative test results in addition to valid proof of vaccination confirming they have passed the two-week immunity period (such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card).
All Bahamian citizens or residents planning to travel abroad for two (2) days or more must secure a test in the destination they visited before travelling back to The Bahamas. Any COVID-19 RT-PCR or COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test taken in The Bahamas prior to travel will not be valid for re-entry unless a person travel from The Bahamas and returns within a period of 24-hours.
BAHAMAS TRAVEL HEALTH VISA CHECKLIST
*For international vaccinated travelers, proof of vaccination must confirm they have passed the two-week immunity period.
As part of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, travellers will be required to opt in to the COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas, up to one (1) month. The cost of insurance is included in the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application fee.
Depending on your country of origin, there are specific guidelines for reentering. For our U.S. residents please see the below requirements for re-entry.
United States Requirements for Entry/ Reentry COVID-19:
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You’ve walked the pink sands, sipped on Goombay Smashes and mastered traversing the crown jewel of the Caribbean via lux golf cart. As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end, but that doesn’t mean you have to start stressing! The Conch & Coconut team has partnered with the most respected medical resources on the island to provide you access to at-home testing for your return to your country of origin.
If you’d like to schedule an at-home/resort COVID PCR or Rapid Antigen Test please let our team know at least 48 hours in advance so we can make proper arrangements.
List of Approved COVID Testing Sites on Harbour Island:
BRILAND PREMIER MEDICAL CENTER
Bay Street, Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
Mon - Sun: By appointment only
SPANISH WELLS MEDICAL - HARBOUR ISLAND
Bay Street, Dunmore Town, Harbour Island
7-Days a Week: Appointments & Walk-ups accepted
Customs & Immigration Forms – fill out and print prior to arrival:
Boaters Requirements once in The Bahamas
Bahamas COVID-19 Travel Information: https://covid19.gov.bs/travel/
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