Bahamas Travel Information
Emergency measures have been implemented including a
curfew from 24-31. March in the first place. All ports
and airports are closed.
Most trips to the Bahamas go safely and without
special problems, but travelers should be wary and take
The crime rate is relatively low. Card fraud, pocket
theft and robbery are the most common form of crime that
affects tourists, and on rare occasions more violent
episodes are also reported. It is recommended to dress
"easily" and not show visible signs of wealth when
leaving the hotel area. Take special care after dark; It
is recommended not to walk alone and avoid illuminated
areas. One should at all times secure his personal
belongings and documents.
The terror threat is considered low in the Bahamas.
The hurricane season is from June to November.
Hurricanes: September 1, 2019,
Northern Bahamas was hit by Category 5 Hurricane
"Dorian". The hurricane ravaged for three days, causing
enormous damage to infrastructure in affected areas. In
addition, the National Hurricane Center as well as local
media is a useful source of up-to-date information.
It is imperative to make preparations in advance of
notified hurricanes. You should ensure that you have
access to what you need to do in the immediate aftermath
of hurricanes. During and after hurricanes, periods of
weakened infrastructure, electricity outages, and
telecommunications networks and damage to roads and
buildings can occur. Restaurants and shops may be
closed. In some cases it can be challenging to float
water, food and cash. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
does not normally provide travel advice in connection
with natural disasters.
- Countryaah: Nassau is the capital
of Bahamas. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegians travel visa-free to the Bahamas for
shorter stays of up to 30 days. It is possible to extend
your stay by contacting local immigration authorities.
Please note that the passport must be valid for a
minimum of six months after departure and that you may
be asked to present your return ticket.
For other types of visas, contact the Bahamas
Consulate in Oslo.
A departure fee of 15 Bahamian or US dollars is
required upon departure.
Coronavirus (covid-19): Emergency
measures implemented including curfew from 24-31. March
in the first place.
All ports and airports are closed (last commercial
flight was March 26 and no future is guaranteed.
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
Tourists should take common precautions to avoid
being exposed to HIV/ AIDS. Tourists should take common
precautions when it comes to food and drink in tropical
areas. For official health travel advice and health
professional guidance for Norwegians when traveling
abroad, please refer to the Norwegian Institute of
Practical information on currency, electricity,
telephone, opening hours, etc.
Currency unit and credit card.
The currency in the Bahamas is Bahamian Dollar (BSD).
1 USD = 1 BSD (as of 30.06.2015), 1 NOK = 0.127 BSD (as
Common credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Amex
and Diners are accepted by most places in Nassau,
Paradise and Gran Bahamas. The power supply is at 110
There are generally good telephone connections in the
The country code for calling the Bahamas is + 1-242
Emergency number: Police (1-242) 919/911, fire
Regular opening hours: Public offices 09: 30-17:
00/17: 30 Monday to Friday, Banks 09: 30-15: 00 Monday
to Thursday and 09: 30-17: 00 Friday
Public holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Good
Friday and 1st Easter Day, 2nd Pentecost, June 3
(Workers' Day - Nassau) July 10 (Independence Day -
Nassau), October 3-10. August (First Monday of August,
Liberation Day - Nassau) October 10 (Discovery Day), 1st
and 2nd Christmas Day.
Default time zone GMT -4; six hours behind Norway.
Daylight saving time from March 8 to November 1 GMT -5.
The climate in the Bahamas is warm and the
temperature is generally stable year round. The coldest
and humid months are from September to May. More is also
expected during these months.
It should be noted that the Bahamas has severe
penalties for all drug offenses.
The official language of the Bahamas is English.