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  Special Precautions Certificate Required
Yellow Fever No A
Cholera No No
Typhoid and Polio B Not applicable
Malaria No Not applicable
 
A

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from countries with infected areas.

B

A small risk of typhoid is present.

Health care

Medical facilities are on a par with the United States of America, but can be costly and, therefore, medical insurance is recommended. This should preferably cover the cost of air ambulance.

Food and Drink

Tap water is safe to drink however it can sometimes be salty in taste. Dairy products are safe for consumption and milk is pasteurised. Local meat, seafood, poultry, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other risks

Diphtheria, tuberculosis and hepatitis B vaccinations are sometimes advised.

HIV / AIDS is worryingly the leading cause of death among Bahamians aged 15 to 44. Necessary precautions should be taken.
Useful travel links
CDC Official site of the US Centers for Disease Control
MASTA The Medical Advisory Services for Travellers
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SOS International SOS
WHO The official site of the World Health Organization