Do You Need a Passport to Go to the Bahamas?

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Whether planning a quick getaway, a family vacation, or even a business trip, it’s crucial to be informed about Bahamas passport requirements.

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The Short Answer: Yes, a valid passport is generally required for travel to the Bahamas.

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U.S. CITIZENS: All U.S. citizens traveling to and from the Bahamas by air or sea must present a valid passport with some exceptions for "Closed-Loop" Cruises.

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CANADIAN CITIZENS: Canadian citizens must present a valid passport to enter the Bahamas. For stays less than 8 months, no visa is required. 

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EUROPEAN CITIZENS: European Union citizens, should have a valid passport when entering the Bahamas. Visa requirements vary based on the country.

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Ensure your passport will not expire within 3 months (U.S. Citizens), within 6 months (other countries), of your travel dates.

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Children: Passport Required. If only one parent accompanies a child, carry a notarized letter from the absent parent permitting the child to travel. 

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