Official Travel Advice for Bahamas
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 19 May 2019.
The hurricane season in the Bahamas normally runs from June to November. You should follow the advice of the local authorities and any evacuation orders. You can also monitor the progress of approaching storms from the US National Hurricane Center. See Natural Disasters.
UK health authorities have classified the Bahamas as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
Almost 28,000 British nationals visited the Bahamas in 2015. Most visits are trouble-free.
There have been incidents of violent crime including robbery. See Crime.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in the Bahamas, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
Consular support may be limited in the Bahamas as there is no British High Commission office. However, the British High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica, can provide consular support. See Consular Assistance.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:The Bahamas
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 1,346,000 in 2011