Bahamas Visa

Bahamas Visa, Embassy, Holidays and Shopping


Russian citizens need a visa to visit the Bahamas.

Tourists in transit can stay in the Bahamas without a visa for 3 days, if they have a ticket to the country of destination.

The visa is issued at the British Consulate General. There is a fee of around £70 for this.

To obtain a visa, you must provide:

-filled and signed application forms;

– a valid passport. It must be valid for at least 6 months after the visa is issued;

-2 photos 3×4;

– hotel booking confirmation or invitation.

– documents confirming the availability of funds.

Russian tourists do not need a written customs declaration. Customs duty is not subject to: personal belongings 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 1 pound (~0.450 kg) of tobacco, 1 liter of alcoholic beverages.

The import of Bahamian dollars is prohibited, the export should not exceed 70 dollars.

Bahamas, Embassy website:

Embassy in Bahamas

Bahamas, embassy in Moscow
Smolenskaya nab. 10

Tel.: (+7 095) 956-7200

Fax: (+7 095) 956-7420

Bahamas, Embassy website:

Bahamas, Russian Embassy in the country:
Immigration Department: PO Box N-831, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Contact in Bahamas

Telephone, facsimile, telegraph and telex communication is possible with the whole world.

The international dialing code for the Bahamas is 1242.

Emergency Phones in Country directory Bahamas

The general telephone number for the police and fire brigade is 919.

Ambulance in Nassau – 322-21-21.


January 1 – New Year’s Day

July 10 – Independence Day

August 2 – Liberation Day

October 12 – Opening Day

December 25 – Christmas

To use electrical appliances brought with you from Europe, as well as to recharge cameras, you need an adapter, which is almost impossible to buy in the Bahamas. Therefore, it is better to take care of this in advance.

Spearfishing is prohibited in the Bahamas, but sport fishing is allowed, for which you have to pay.

Trade Center – world-famous Bay Street. According to lawschoolsinusa, here you can buy watches of famous brands, jewelry, porcelain, crystal, leather bags, perfumery at a bargain price. All these goods are exempt from taxes (duty free).

is customary for hotel staff to tip around 1-2 Bahamian dollars per day. In restaurants, their size ranges from 15 to 20% of the amount indicated on the bill.

The traditional culture of the Bahamas is far removed from the heavily American-influenced urban centers of Nassau and Freeport. Folk island creativity is reflected in a large number of fairy tales, natural medicine, music and religious rites brought here by slaves from Africa. Despite the fact that the Bahamas do not yet give birth to writers who are gaining world fame, and the visual arts are also slowly developing, the islands have formed a distinctive musical culture. This country has developed several traditional forms of music with a distinctive guitar sound, accordion and rattles made from pods of the poinciana tree.

Bahamian children enjoy playing basketball with great pleasure. They literally live on the basketball field, and most towns have their own small basketball court with makeshift baskets. The Bahamas follow the American basketball (and baseball) teams with great zeal.

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No vaccinations are required to enter the Bahamas, but health insurance is required. Providing medical assistance in emergency cases is free. Doctors are highly qualified. Hospitals are located in Nassau, Freeport and Out Island.

Bahamas Visa