Bahamas visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Bahamian Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do south Africans needs visa for Bahamas??
  • A lot of the Caribbean is visa free for South Africans (Including the Bahamas). The only catch here is that if you are traveling via the UK or the USA you will need a visa.

Is the Bahamas a part of the US??
  • No, the Bahamas are not and never have been, part of the United States. It is an independent country that is part of the Commonwealth, having gained its independence from Britain in 1973.  

What are the Bahamas known for??
  • The Bahamas are famous for their scenic beauty and year-round tropical weather. They are one of the most visited tourist spots in the world.

What are the business hours in Bahamas??
  • Business hours weekdays are from 9am to 5pm, they usually open the same hour on Saturday but some business tends to delay their open hour. On Sunday, nearly all shops are closed but you may find vendors still open. 

How much can I need to stay in Bahamas for 90 days as a visitor including food and accounting??

How much can I need to stay in Bahamas for 90 days as a visitor including food and accommodation??

Is the 90 day period per year?
Itaaga Uthuman Bruhan

1 month ago

Can I extend my stay after the 90days

Hi I have a South African passport I would like to visit Bahamas?