Grand Isle Resort COVID-19 Protocols

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At Grand Isle Resort & Residences, we put a strong emphasis on the health and safety of our team members and guests, while we remain vigilant and respect and observe local, state, and federal guidelines, even as they change. This includes a requirement for all individuals to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces unless eating, while seated, or for anyone over the age of two (2) years. In the Bahamas, we have implemented the Clean & Pristine program making your visit a safe and worry-free experience!

New testing requirements for international and domestic travel

The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that, effective Friday 6 August 2021, those persons applying for a travel health visa to enter The Bahamas or travel within The Bahamas will be subjected to the following new testing requirements:

Entering The Bahamas

Vaccinated Travelers
All fully vaccinated travelers wishing to enter The Bahamas will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of arrival in The Bahamas.

Unvaccinated Travelers
There are no changes to the testing requirements for unvaccinated persons wishing to enter The Bahamas. All persons, who are 12 years and older and who are unvaccinated, will still be required to obtain a PCR test taken within five days of arrival in The Bahamas.

Children and Infants
All children, between the ages of 2 and 11, wishing to enter The Bahamas will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of arrival in The Bahamas.

All children, under the age of 2, are exempt from any testing requirements.

Cruise Passengers
All travelers, entering The Bahamas on a cruise ship, will be subjected to the testing requirements mandated by the cruise line and approved by the Competent Authority.

Traveling within The Bahamas

Vaccinated Travelers
All fully vaccinated travelers wishing to travel within The Bahamas, will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of the travel date from the following islands: New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.

Unvaccinated Travelers
For unvaccinated persons wishing to travel within The Bahamas, all persons, who are 12 years and older and who are unvaccinated, will still be required to obtain a PCR test taken within five days of the travel date. This now applies to travel from the following islands: New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.

Children and Infants
All children, between the ages of 2 and 11, wishing to travel within The Bahamas will now be required to obtain a COVID-19 test (Rapid Antigen Test or PCR), with a negative result, within five days of the travel date from the following islands: New Providence, Grand Bahama, Bimini, Exuma, Abaco and North and South Eleuthera, including Harbour Island.

All children, under the age of 2, are exempt from any testing requirements.

Domestic travel health visa fees will be waived for all Bahamians and residents traveling within The Bahamas.

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2 August 2021
Office of the Prime Minister
Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Contact: opmcommunications@bahamas.gov.bs
Website: opm.gov.bs

FAQ’S 

  1. What is the protocol if a guest tests positive?
    a) We will allow the guest to quarantine “on property” and will extend a discount of 50% for the remainder of your stay (for all Villas in the party). We will treat this on a “case by case” scenario and take great care of the guests, as you would expect.
  1. Can guests get tested on property?
    a) Yes, we can arrange for all test to be on property and can schedule upon your arrival. There is no cost to the guests for this enhanced service – it is included.
  1. What is your cancellation policy now with COVID?
    a) We have adjusted our cancellation policy to be up until “day of arrival” with no penalty, regardless of reason. Any deposits will be returned in full.
  • Please note test results are typically provided in 3 hours or less (for Antigen test) 
  • Grand Isle will arrange tests for all in-house guests, in the privacy of your Villa at no additional cost.

Although it is not necessary, you can make advance arrangements via our website, or direct with concierges, prior to your arrival.

COVID-19 Protocols August 2, 2021

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