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The Bahamas Travel warnings

Photos: Bahamas

Photos: Bahamas

Bahamas - Local Nuisances

There are a few cultural differences and local elements of which to be aware on your visit to the Bahamas. One of the biggest things first-time travellers to the island may notice is the heavy traffic and somewhat unnerv

Adventure Tourism In The Bahamas

You can do heaps of activities on your vacation in the Bahamas. There is jet-skiing, snorkelling, scuba diving, boating and other water sports. While many operations appear fun and safe, much of the adventure tourism is

Recommended vaccinations for The Bahamas

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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