COVID-19 Updates

Information about borders and travel restrictions

Currently, the borders of Argentina and Chile remain closed, and we are awaiting more information and details from the government. But with vaccination campaigns in full swing, we optimistically expect our operations to be open for the 2021-2022 season beginning in November of this year. If you want to see frequent and in-depth updates, please visit IATA Travel Centre where all updates are separated by country.

– Prior to Arrival:

The Bahamas are open, with health and safety measures in place, and the fishing has been incredible this season at Bair’s Lodge. Starting on August 6th, the Bahamian government has reinstated the required COVID-19 testing at least 5 days prior to arrival for all travelers, regardless of vaccination status. All visitors are still required to complete and submit a Bahamas Travel Health Visa with the negative results of a COVID-19 test (both PCR or Rapid Antigen tests are accepted). 

– During Your Stay:

Vaccinated individuals are not required to be tested during their stay, nor will those people be required to take daily health questionnaires. 

Unvaccinated individuals will be required to take a rapid antigen COVID-19 on the 5th day of their stay in the Bahamas, and fill out short daily health questionnaires during their stays. For our unvaccinated guests, we will do the rapid antigen testing at the lodge with no additional charge.

– Upon return to the U.S:

Regardless of vaccination status, all travelers entering the United States are required to have a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 3 days prior to entry, or have documentation proving recovery from COVID-19 within the last 3 months. Either of these methods will be required prior to boarding your flight back to the US. We will do the rapid antigen testing at the lodge with no additional charge.

Here you will find 2 helpful charts that you can reference to help you with any questions you may have about testing under the new orders. If you want to see frequent and in-depth updates, please visit COVID-19 Status – The Bahamas.