Bahamas visa requirements for South Africans
Travel and visa requirements
Bahamian Visa is not required for South Africans
Stay Duration: 90 days
- South Africans visiting the Bahamas can stay for a duration of 90 days.
- South Africans visiting the Bahamas can stay visa-free for 90 days and can get a visa if their stay will exceed 90 days.
- South Africans visiting the Bahamas must have a valid passport to be presented on arrival.
- South Africans visiting the Bahamas must provide a document showing proof of yellow fever vaccination.
- A passport must be valid for a period of 6 months from the date of departure.
- South Africans visiting the Bahamas should have proof of their return /onward ticket.
- Intending visitors can travel from Johannesburg and Cape Town with Emirates, Qatar Airways, JetBlue, Air France, and Air Canada.
- The flight time from Johannesburg to Nassau in the Bahamas is 16 hours, 14 minutes.
- The Bahamas uses type A and B power sockets, so visitors travelling with chargeable devices and appliances should travel with type A or B plugs.
- While the United States Dollars can be spent freely in the Bahamas (as it is on par with the Bahamian Dollar), the Bahamian dollar will still be given in as change.
- The Bahamian climate is tropical throughout the year, which explains the cool, warm seasons that make the Bahamas an ideal vacation spot.
- While the weather is great throughout the year, the peak of the Bahamian seasons is from mid-December to mid-April which would be great times to visit.
- Due to its (GMT-4) time zone, the Bahamas is six hours behind South Africa.
- Christians make up the larger number in the Bahamas’ religious demography, with most believers being Adventists and Methodists.
- Visitors can get around in the Bahamas with public buses, taxis (on water and land), and car rentals. Uber and Lyft are currently not available in the Bahamas.
- English is the official language of the Bahamas and is also widely spoken. Locals also speak Bahamian English and Haitian Creole.
- While the Bahamas is a prime spot for tourists and vacationers, it is not but ethical to be courteous to residents, to always inquire before venturing into private attractions and to always ask for permission before taking pictures.