What documents do I need to bring my dog into the Bahamas?
Proof of current shot records from your Vet and authorization from Mr. Anthony Hinsey in Nassau. You can contact him at
242-702-0200. The fee will be approx. $15 (US).
Can I travel to the Bahamas without a passport using only my birth certificate or drivers license?
No. ALL passengers traveling to the Bahamas MUST have a valid passport.
I am not a US citizen, what documents will I need to travel to the Bahamas?
A valid green card, permanent resident card, valid VISA or an I-94 from the airline you arrived into the US with along with your valid passport.
Is there any long-term parking available?
Yes. SheltAir Aviation Center, where we are based, has long-term parking free of charge. Your vehicle must be registered at the front desk when you arrive.
Are there any limitations to luggage size?
Yes. Soft sided luggage, duffel bag style. We recommend two small bags instead of one large bag due to cargo compartment limitations.
Can I bring alcoholic beverages to the Bahamas?
Can I bring fruit or vegetables with me?
Yes, only if they are canned or frozen. NO fresh fruits or vegetables are permitted.
Can I expect any additional fees?
Yes. You are required to pay $15 per person Bahamian departure tax for everyone over the age of six (6). The Bahamian Islands charge an overtime fee for the Customs and Immigration officer if your arrive or depart on any weekend or holiday and before 9AM or after 5PM Monday - Friday.
This fee varies depending on the rank of the officer on duty and usually ranges between $75 - $125 for the entire aircraft. Additional fees are cash only, US or Bahamian dollars.