The Bahamas is a country which is located along the Atlantic Ocean. The country is made up of over 700 islands and 2400 cays, some of which are uninhabited while some others are packed with resorts. The Bahamas is known for its waterways which makes it an ideal destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, water sports, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, kiteboarding, and wild dolphin excursions. Nature lovers are not left out of the fun in the Bahamas as there are various nature walks which can be explored.
The tourism industry in the Bahamas plays an important role in the Bahamian economy. The industry is responsible for over 60% of the country’s GDP and responsible for the employment of over half of the country’s workforce. The Bahamas was visited by over 5.8 million visitors in 2012, and since then, the number of tourist visits has been on the rise.
Foreigners must declare currency of up to $10,000 of currency on entry and exit from the country. Tourists could be deported or imprisoned for the possession or trafficking of drugs.
Nationals of Antigua and Barbuda, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States can stay in The Bahamas for up to 8 months without a visa.