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 January 13, 2021:


TRAVELING FROM THE BAHAMAS TO THE US:  **Effective January 26, 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. 

• The current Travel Health Visa is being updated to include your departure rapid antigen test, which can be obtained at numerous locations throughout the Bahamas.  

• All Makers Air passengers will be required to upload their negative Rapid Antigen Test results here 48 hours prior to their departure flight back to the US.




• All persons traveling to the Bahamas 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 10 years old and younger are exempt from testing. However, you still must apply for a Travel Health Visa for them.

• All Travelers will be required to apply for a Bahamas Health Travel Visa at

• 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.


     $40 – Visitors Staying up to four nights and five days

     $40 – Citizens and Returning Residents

     $60 – Visitors staying more than four nights

     FREE – Children 10 and Under


• If 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).

• For the duration of the visit, Visitors will complete a daily online health questionnaire for symptom tracking purposes.

• 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


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!



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.   SCYC is pleased to let you know that we have also added outdoor dining tables to accommodate our guests with full beverage and dining service provided by our stellar SCYC servers. 


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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