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Medical Vacation to The Bahamas

Bahamas Tourist Information

There’s so much to do and see in The Bahamas. We can’t begin to include all of it in our website. So we’re including some basic information and links to the most important websites about The Bahamas to help you plan and make the most out of your medical travel with the Bahamas Medical Center.

Bahamas Tourist Office

Start off by visiting the country’s official tourism website at www.Bahamas.com or calling tel. 800/BAHAMAS (224-2627) or 242/302-2000

Visas

Citizens of the US, Canada, the EU and Commonwealth countries do not currently need a visa for stays of up to eight months. Check with the Bahamian embassy for specific requirements. Citizens of most Central and South American countries, including Mexico, do not require a visa for stays up to 14 days. Visas are required for all visitors staying longer than eight months.

Citizens from the following countries require passports and visas for stays of any duration: Dominican Republic, Haiti, South Africa, all communist countries and many Asian countries. Citizens from all other countries should check the current entry requirements at the nearest Bahamian embassy or with the Department of Immigration (242-322-7530; PO Box N-831, Hawkins Hill, Nassau).

Money

The Bahamian dollar (BS$) is linked one-to-one with the US dollar, so you can use US currency everywhere. The major commercial banks maintain branches throughout the islands, although in the Out Islands they are thin on the ground. There are ATMs in the leading tourist centers. Most accept Visa, MasterCard and Amex via international networks, such as Cirrus and PLUS. Bring extra cash for small meals, sundries and tips when heading to the far reaches of the Out Islands or hopping between cays where ATMS are few and far between. Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout the islands. Credit cards are not widely accepted for general transactions in the more remote Out Islands. You can use your credit card to get cash advances at most commercial banks.

Departure Tax

US $15. Normally included in ticket prices.

Country Code

# 242

Language

Bahamian Standard English

Bahamas Tourism Links

Official Website of The Bahamas:
www.Bahamas.com

Lonely Planet: Bahamas Guide:
www.lonelyplanet.com

Frommer’s Bahamas Guide:
www.frommers.com

Bahamas Travel & Culture Guide:
www.geographia.com

Bahamas Vacation Guide:
www.bahamasvacationguide.com

Bahamas Tourist Information:
www.thebahamasguide.com

Helpful Phone Numbers

U.S. Department of State
Travel Advisory:
tel. 202/647-5225;
www.travel.state.gov (24 hr.)

U.S. Passport Agency:
tel. 202/647-0518.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control International Traveler’s Hotline:
tel. 800/232-4636;
www.cdc.gov

Request an Appointment

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Weather

The trade winds that blow almost continually throughout The Islands of The Bahamas give the islands a warm, agreeable climate that varies little year-round. Winter temperatures range from 60°F at night to about 75°F during the afternoon in Nassau. The most refreshing time is between September and May, when the temperature averages 70-75°F. The rest of the year is a bit warmer with temperatures averaging between 80-90°F. Sea surface temperatures normally vary between 74°F in February and 83°F in August.

Humidity is fairly high, especially in the summer months. Winds are predominantly easterly throughout the year, but with a tendency to become northeasterly from October to April and southeasterly from May to September. Wind speeds are, on average below 10 knots; in winter months, periods of a day to two of north and northeast winds of about 25 knots may occur.

There are more than seven hours of bright sunshine per day in Nassau on average, though periods of a day or two of cloudy weather can occur at any time of year. Rain showers occur any time of the year, but the rainy months are May to October. In Nassau, rainfall averages two inches a month from November to April and six inches a month from May to October. (Information excerpted from www.Bahamas.com)