Here you will find important tips and useful information for Bahamas.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in US Dollars (USD)
Local currency / ISO Code
Bahamas dollar BSD
Currency exchange rate
BSD 1 = ~ CHF 1.10 ; CHF 1 = ~ BSD 0.91 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Mosquito protection advised.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
- 6 h
Increase in crime registered in large cities (Nassau, Freeport).
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs (up to life imprisonment).
011 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
120 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 8 months.
Nassau, Goodman's Bay Corporate Centre, West Bay Street
Tel.: +1 242 302 2100
9.30 - 15.00 h (Mon - Thu)
9.30 - 17.00 h (Fri )
9.00 - 17.00 (Mon - Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals up to 3 months.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
International driver's licence recommended.
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