Bahamas Travel Health Advice

A yellow fever vaccination is required by travellers aged more than one year arriving from infected areas, and a hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all visitors over two years. There is a risk of malaria on Great Exuma Island and travellers should take precautions before travel. Food and water is considered safe, though it is advised not to eat fruit or vegetables unless peeled or cooked. Visitors should note that some types of fish, including tropical reef fish, are poisonous to eat even when cooked. Medical facilities are good in Nassau and Freeport, but expensive, and usually require payment in cash on treatment. Comprehensive medical insurance is advised.

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