Important COVID-19 Travel Information

As always, Staniel Cay Yacht Club regards the safety of our guests and employees with utmost priority and importance. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) closely and want to let you know that we are working daily to assess any new impacts and updates to travel policies from the appropriate authorities. 


SCYC was one of the first properties in the Bahamas to receive its “Clean and Pristine” certification from the Bahamian government. Our management and staff have created and implemented protocols that exceed all requirements to provide our guests with a clean and safe environment from which to explore and enjoy the Exuma Cays.


Click here for more information on the Clean and Pristine Program.


PLEASE CALL 242-355-2024 for the most up-to-date SCYC information!


Updated Travel Protocols

(for both hotel and marina guests)


Updated August 3, 2021:

Effective August 6th, 2021 those travelling to The Bahamas from outside of the country will be subject to the following entrance guidelines:


Vaccinated Travelers

All fully vaccinated travelers wishing to enter The Bahamas will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR), with a negative result, within five days of arrival in The Bahamas.


Unvaccinated Travelers

There are no changes to the testing requirements for unvaccinated persons wishing to enter The Bahamas. All persons, who are 12 years and older and who are unvaccinated, will still be required to obtain a RT-PCR Test, with a negative result, taken within five days of arrival into The Bahamas.


Children and Infants

All children, between the ages of 2 and 11, wishing to enter The Bahamas will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of arrival in The Bahamas.

**All children, under the age of 2, are exempt from any testing requirements.


General Information

•  Proof of full vaccination will be required, such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card.


•  The Bahamas Government (Bahamas Ministry of Health) will only accept vaccinations by Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca at this time.

       –  To be considered fully vaccinated, persons must meet these qualifications: Both doses of Moderna, Pfizer, or AstraZeneca vaccine plus 14-day immunization period since the last dose or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine plus 14-day immunization period since the last dose.


•  All persons not fully vaccinated must obtain a negative COVID 19 RT-PCR (nasal swab) test taken no more than five (5) days prior to travel. The day you take your test is considered “Day Zero”.


•  Children 2-11 years old and are required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of arrival in The Bahamas and must apply for a Travel Health Visa for them under the profile of their Parent or Guardian.


•  Children under 2 years of age are exempt from all testing requirements.


•  All Travelers will be required to apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at regardless of vaccination status.


•  The Travel Health Visa fees are listed below. The fees are inclusive of the Day 5 Rapid Antigen Test (when applicable) as well as mandatory Trip Interruption Health Insurance.


•  A Bahamas Travel Health Visa will be valid for six (6) months for vaccinated travellers, allowing for multiple trips on one visa.

     $40 – Visitors Staying up to four nights and five days
     $40 – Non-Vaccinated Citizens and Returning Residents
     $10 – Vaccinated Citizens and Residents of the Bahamas
     $60 – Non-Vaccinated Visitors staying more than four nights
     FREE – Children 10 and Under



•  If non-vaccinated Visitors stay beyond 4 nights and 5 days, a Rapid Antigen Test will be required.


•  This test will be available in all Out Island Destinations (example: Staniel Cay Yacht Club will be offering the 5th day test to Hotel and Marina Guests, as well as travelers in the area).


•  The wearing of masks and social distancing guidelines remain in effect.


***If assistance is needed through the Health Visa process, please contact the Health Visa Compliance Team***
(242) 502-0829 or


TRAVELING FROM THE BAHAMAS TO THE US: **updated April 22nd, 2021**


•  All Travelers, two (2) years of age or older, returning to the US from the Bahamas will be required to produce a negative Rapid Antigen Test no more than three days prior to travel, regardless of vaccination status.


•  All Makers Air passengers are REQUIRED to upload their negative Rapid Antigen Test results 48 hours prior to their departure flight back to the US. Passengers who do not provide this will be denied boarding.




•  The current Bahamas Travel Health Visa includes your departure rapid antigen test, which can be obtained at numerous locations throughout the Bahamas.

We appreciate your patience as we navigate this fluid situation. All of us at SCYC look forward to making your next Out Island experience the most memorable one yet!
Stay Tuned for further updates!



The following information applies to all SCYC guests (hotel and marina).


Masks, Temperature Checks & Social Distancing

To protect yourself and our Bahamas, all guests are kindly asked to wear a face mask and follow social distancing measures when out and about on SCYC property. Not wearing a mask can be penalized by the government for $200 per offense. Masks are required when walking around the property and upon entering and exiting the check-in area, restaurant, and bar.  Temperature checks will be performed at check-in, as well as prior to entering the restaurant and bar area.


Effective immediately, indoor dining will re-open at 50% capacity with physical distancing measures in place.   All guests will be required to wear a mask when entering and exiting the restaurant and bar. 


Snorkeling Gear
For everyone’s health and safety, SCYC will no longer offer snorkel gear rental.  You are more than welcome to bring your own gear or else purchase a snorkel set at check-in. A $25 voucher per cottage will be offered to our current Package Plan guests who booked their reservation prior to June 9th, 2020 in lieu of snorkel gear inclusion.


Day 5 Testing at Staniel Cay Yacht Club

          Bahamas Rapid Antigen Testing Locations

COVID-19 Travel Reschedule Form

Travel Health Card Registration



Instant Medical Care, Ft. Lauderdale: 954-200-6001 (call prior to confirm they have the RT PCR test available – results within one hour)

LabDoctor, Ft. Lauderdale (can often return test results in 24 hours)



Bahamas Travel Requirement FAQs

Bahamas Ministry of Health Website

Bahamas Covid-19 Webpage

Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM):           ABM Facebook:



Please click here to see the Makers Air statement regarding this situation.

We look forward to seeing you!


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