Cruise for a week to the infinite stretch of pristine beaches or make it a quick 3-4 day vacation spot, The Bahamas is a frequent stop for tourists across the globe. With over 700 islands and hidden cays, this place has a little something to offer for every kind of traveller. Before you start packing, you must visit the Health Clinic, at least four to eight weeks before departure so that you’re most likely to stay completely safe and updated with the vaccinations you need for travel to the Bahamas.
Some vaccines that are required for The Bahamas:
According to CDC and WHO, the following vaccines are recommended: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies and influenza.
Travellers who are adventure junkies and all others who plan to come into close contact with wildlife should update their rabies vaccinations, according to the CDC.
Further Travel Health Advice for the Bahamas:
Heat and Humidity
The islands of the Bahamas have a year-round warm temperature, so whenever you plan to go out on the beach or snorkelling, make sure to apply sun-blocks. Carrying bottled water along with you to stay hydrated is also highly advised.
Seeking Treatment Abroad
If you need health care in the Bahamas, there are hospitals and good clinics on New Providence Island and Grand Bahama Island. It is best to check with your hotel or resort before choosing a care facility.
Prevent Bug Bites
Bugs (like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas) can spread a number of diseases in The Bahamas. Many of these diseases cannot be prevented with a vaccine or medicine. It is advised to use an appropriate insect repellent or a bed net if the area where you are sleeping is exposed to the outdoors.
Stay safe around water
Swim only in designated swimming spots. Obey lifeguards and warning flags on beaches. Practice safe boating- always wear a life jacket. Also, avoid swallowing water when swimming. Untreated water can carry germs that can make you fall sick.
Travel and Health Insurance
Protect yourself, and your family, with comprehensive travel health insurance which will cover your intended itinerary and any potentially risky activities, like parasailing or diving.