COVID-19 Update
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COVID-19 Update

As travel opens back up, we know you may have questions. Here at Small Hope, we have undergone The Bahamas’ Clean & Pristine certification to make sure our cleaning, social distancing, and testing meet industry best practices. We can’t wait to see you!

Call or email us for help or information on the travel visa or requirements!

WE OFFER ANTIGEN TESTS ON PROPERTY


As of March 2022, the following regulations for travel to The Bahamas apply:

  • I’m fully vaccinated. What are The Bahamas’ requirements?
    • Before travel, apply for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa (travel.gov.bs). You will be required to upload proof of vaccination (such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card and passed the two week immunity period) with your application in place of the RT-PCR test requirement. 
    • Since I’m vaccinated, do I need a COVID test? 
      Yes. If you are fully vaccinated, you need to provide a negative rapid antigen or PCR test taken no more than three (3) days prior to entry. You will not need to conduct any other on island testing or complete the health questionnaire.
    • Adhere to health and safety protocols on-island such as mask wearing, social distancing and frequent hand washing among others. Health and safety remain our highest priority and we must continue to be vigilant. 
    • At this time The Bahamas Government will only be accepting vaccines by Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Covaxin or Sinovac.

  • I’m NOT vaccinated. What are The Bahamas’ requirements?
    • Before travel, apply for the Bahamas Travel Health Visa (travel.gov.bs). You will be required to upload proof of a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than three (3) days prior to arrival.
    • Effective 2 March 2022, The Bahamas removed additional on-island testing protocols. However, unvaccinated travelers will be required to complete a daily health questionnaire.
    • Adhere to health and safety protocols on-island such as mask wearing, social distancing and frequent hand washing among others. Health and safety remain our highest priority and we must continue to be vigilant.

  • What are the Bahamas’ requirements for children?
    • Children between 2 and 11 are required to obtain proof of a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than three (3) days prior to arrival.
    • Children under the age of 2 are exempt from any testing requirements.
    • Persons 17 years and younger are to add a profile within the account of their parent or guardian and complete an individual Bahamas Travel Health Visa application (travel.gov.bs).
    • All visitors 18 years and older are required to complete an individual Bahamas Travel Health Visa application.

CANCELLATION & DEPOSIT POLICY

We know this is an uncertain time in the world, with fast-changing circumstances, and so we have made our cancellation and deposit policy even more relaxed. Your deposit is refundable for any reason up to 30 days before your stay. After 30 days, it can be applied to a new date of stay. If your reservation is cancelled for a COVID-19-related reason we will refund that deposit up to 14 days before your stay. After 14 days we will transfer that deposit onto a new travel date—valid forever!

A COVID-19 REASON IS DEFINED AS:
Border closure or compulsory quarantine, either in The Bahamas or your country of origin or contracting COVID-19 before your stay.

Traveling to and from the Lodge

If you would like to get to Andros on a smaller flight directly from Fort Lauderdale Maker’s Air is a private, scheduled airline and private charter company that makes daily flights from a private hangar at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and flies directly to Andros. Contact us or them for more information on setting up a direct flight!

We at Small Hope Bay Lodge know how difficult these times have been for you and your families, and we look forward to welcoming you back to rest, relax, and rejuvenate with us again.

Stay well and we will see you soon!