COVID Tests and Health Visa’s are no longer necessary to enter the Bahamas said one website, just proof of vaccination. As we were leaving in three days form the proclamation we chose to believe it.
So it was with fear and a little trepidation that we entered West End, Bahamas flying the mandatory yellow quarantine flag, until we clear Customs.
Pleasantly greeted by the local marina help, stating “you’ve done this before” Denny smoothly put Dream Seeker into the slip.
A small craft full of obviously live conch in the shells floated in the next slip. Joe, the go getter, as he named himself sold us six conk for twelve dollars. He cleaned and shelled them and I put them in the freezer for a few days.. A nice bargain because the guy down the dock from him was selling a small conch salad for fifteen dollars.
If you are not wearing a mask stay out. This sign hung on the Customs door. Denny ran back to the boat and came up with two used masks. When I complained of the stench he said he gave me the clean one. Then I found out the guy selling Pina coladas was also selling masks.
We entered the custom office loaded down with passports, vaccination cards and vessel papers. Almost an hour later, with the help of a kind and long finger nailed customs officer and three-hundred dollars, we were fully documented and allowed to enter the Bahamas.
Next item, Bahamian Wifi! This took a “bit longer”