A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required
from travellers over 1 year of age coming from countries with infected
A small risk of typhoid is present.
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.
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