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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Bahamas Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Bahamas is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 1.8 / 5

Travelling Bahamas is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.8 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Risk scoring history for Bahamas

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Bahamas.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Bahamas from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.8 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Freeport, Grand Bahama – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Exercise increased caution in Freeport, Grand Bahama due to Hurricane Dorian. On August 29, The Department of State ordered non-emergency personnel and family members of U.S. government employees to depart Freeport, Grand Bahama in The Bahamas in advance of Hurricane Dorian.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/the-bahamas-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/bahamas

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Bahamas är ett politiskt stabilt örike och ett relativt tryggt resmål. Det förekommer en risk för tropiska stormar och orkaner på sommaren och hösten.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BS

Individual changes for Bahamas

This is the recent history of individual changes that affected the total asessment of Bahamas. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 5th 2019

The total rating for Bahamas changed from 2.4 to 1.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government decreased their existing warning for Bahamas to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 5.0 (by -3.0).

Changes from September 2nd 2019

The total rating for Bahamas changed from 2.2 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Bahamas to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from August 31st 2019

The total rating for Bahamas changed from 0.0 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Bahamas to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

About Bahamas

Bahamas with its capital Nassau is a country in North America (Caribbean), slightly smaller than Connecticut (13,940 km²). The country is located Caribbean, chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida, northeast of Cuba. The climate can be described as tropical marine; moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream. The landscape is long, flat coral formations with some low rounded hills. With a population of about 0.3 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Nassau
Population less than one million
Size 13.940 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Connecticut
Common languages English
Currency Dollar (short: BSD)
Common voltage (electricity) 120V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +1-242
Internet Top Level Domain .bs
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BS
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BHS
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 44

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Bahamas is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • coral reef decay
  • solid waste disposal

Natural hazzards

  • hurricanes and other tropical storms cause extensive flood and wind damage

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Bahamas. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aragonite
  2. banking
  3. logistics
  4. maritime industries
  5. oil bunkering
  6. pharmaceuticals
  7. salt
  8. tourism
  9. transshipment

Agriculture products

  1. citrus
  2. poultry
  3. vegetables

Bahamian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Bahamas.

Export products

  1. aragonite
  2. crude salt
  3. polystyrene products
  4. Rock lobster

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. food
  3. live animals
  4. machinery
  5. manufactures
  6. mineral fuels
  7. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Bahamas?

Bahamas is currently rated at 1,8 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Travelling Bahamas is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Bahamas in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Bahamas.

How many travel advisories do you know for Bahamas?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Bahamas.

What is the size of Bahamas?

Bahamas has a size of 13,940 km² or 5,382 mi² which is slightly smaller than Connecticut.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.