Bahamas health recommendations
Sanitary advices to visit Bahamas
Bahamas is a small country with around 378K Bahamian. Official language is English. Bahamas uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-05:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Bahamas is Bahamian Dollar (BSD).🏙️ Nassau
👨👩👦👦 378K ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~102 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 14k km2 (5k mi²)
Zika outbreaks have been reported in the Bahamas. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to the Bahamas. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in the Bahamas.
Chikungunya cases have been reported in the Bahamas. For further information, please visit the CDC Chikungunya Advice.
Dengue cases have been reported in the Bahamas. For further information, please visit the CDC Dengue Advice.
HIV is a risk in the Bahamas. For further information, please visit the CDC HIV Advice.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in the Bahamas, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.
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