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Effective Friday, August 6, 2021, those persons applying for a travel health visa to enter The Bahamas or travel within The Bahamas will be subjected to the following new testing requirements:

Entering The Bahamas

Vaccinated Travelers

All fully vaccinated travelers wishing to enter The Bahamas will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of arrival in The Bahamas.

Unvaccinated Travelers

There are no changes to the testing requirements for unvaccinated persons wishing to enter The Bahamas. All persons, who are 12 years and older and who are unvaccinated, will still be required to obtain a PCR test taken within five days of arrival in The Bahamas.

Children and Infants

All children, between the ages of 2 and 11, wishing to enter The Bahamas will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of arrival in The Bahamas.

All children, under the age of 2, are exempt from any testing requirements.

Once in possession of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test and proof of full vaccination, all travelers will then be required to apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at travel.gov.bs (click on the International Tab) where the required test must be uploaded.

Traveling within The Bahamas

Vaccinated Travelers

All fully vaccinated travelers wishing to travel within The Bahamas, will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of the travel date from the following islands: New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.

Unvaccinated Travelers

For unvaccinated persons wishing to travel within The Bahamas, all persons, who are 12 years and older and who are unvaccinated, will still be required to obtain a PCR test taken within five days of the travel date. This now applies to travel from the following islands: New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.

Important Updates 8/02/21

Children and Infants

All children, between the ages of 2 and 11, wishing to travel within The Bahamas will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of the travel date from the following islands: New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.

A 10pm to 5am daily curfew went into effect on July 26, 2021 for the islands of New Providence, Grand Bahama and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.

Outdoor dining and takeaway services may continue at restaurants. Indoor dining may continue provided that all persons are fully vaccinated, and capacity of indoor area is limited to 33 percent. These restrictions do not apply to hotel properties – including Valentines Resort.

Valentines Resort & Marina Clean & Pristine and Guest Commitment

Valentines Resort & Marina has introduced additional best practices and guidelines focused on enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This comprehensive approach is our commitment to protect every guest, every team member, our supply chain, and our community. It is our promise to you to put your health and safety first.

We will continue to update this page with the latest information regards to supporting our communities and workforce and travel safety.

Travel Requirements

  • All hotel and marina guests must complete the Bahamas Health Travel Visa and obtain Travel Insurance on www.travel.gov.bs.

Fees for the Bahamas Health Travel Visa, inclusive of Day 5 Rapid Antigen Test and mandatory health insurance, are as follows:

  • $40 – Visitors staying up to four nights and five days.
  • $40 – Citizens and returning residents.
  • $60 – Visitors staying more than four nights.
  • Free – Children 10 years and under

For details visit https://www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening.

For those travelers who require a test on day five (96 hours) after arrival in The Bahamas. The rapid tests are easy, quick and will yield results in 20 minutes or less with results being provided electronically via a QR Code. Visitors departing on Day Five will not be required to obtain this test. Tests on Harbour Islands can be obtained at Briland Premier Medical Center, or you can make special arrangements for them to come to your hotel room or boat at Valentines Resort & Marina. Call 242-699-5451 or visit https://www.brilandpremier.com for pricing and more information.

All Boating Travel Forms and Protocols can be found at: https://bahamasmarinas.com/procedures-andprotocols.

What Our Guests Can Expect From Us

  • Hotel and Marina will operate with COVID-19 safety protocols in place: PPE, sanitization and social distance
  • All staff has undergone new safety certification requirements.
  • Daily temperature checks for staff at the beginning and end of each shift and strict adherence to COVID-19 health and safely protocols
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the resort.
  • Extra disinfection of high touch areas in guest rooms including light switches and door handles
  • Increased cleaning frequency of public areas
  • Enhanced cleaning for fitness centers
  • Reduced paper amenities (like pads and guest directories) in rooms
  • Enhanced cleaning & other changes to common dining areas, in-room dining and meeting spaces

What We Expect From Our Guests

  • Standard social distancing in common areas, the restaurants, and the pool area.
  • Masks are mandatory on island – see https://www.bahamas.com/tourism-reopening for island by island details.
  • Here are specific requirements for the resort:
    • Masks do not have to be worn at the pool area or on the docks, assuming each group / family is at least 6 ft apart.
    • Masks do not have be worn inside the gym, but only 2 people (or one family) can be in the gym at any one time.