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Bahamas uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.
The languages that are typically spoken are English
Bahamas uses the Bahamian dollar (symbol: B$), code BSD.Banknotes come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are very common in Bahamas. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Bahamas is on average 8.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Bahamas is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.
To call Bahamas, dial +, then 1 242 (the country code for Bahamas), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number. For local calls within Bahamas, start with the area code (with the initial 1). In the case above area code is 242 .
In Bahamas you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 32 km/h (19 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.
Import and export information
Goods to Kuwait and Iraq.
Certain chemicals, found at the Ministry of Finance Customs DepartmentProhibited and Restricted Imports and Exports.
Clothing and yarn made wholly or partially of goat hair, with some exceptions.
Pirated or counterfeit goods.
Dredges capable of being used for sponging.
Indecent or obscene images, articles, and other media.
Infected animals or animal products.
Meat and food products which are unfit for human consumption.
Butter substitutes which are labelled as butter.
Sodium fluoraceate (1080).
Lysergic acid diethylamide and any related compounds.
Underwater guns other than Hawaiian Slings.
Goods manufactured in Kuwait or Iraq after 2 August 1990.
All pets are subject to importation requirements, and some may be prohibited. For further information, please contact theDepartment of Agriculture.
Firecrackers, other than those the Comptroller has deemed 'not dangerous'.
Spirits and wine unless imported as cargo and duly reported in aircraft or ships.
Trailers for living quarters or offices may only be imported with special authorisation by the Minister.
Mechanical coin-operated games require a valid licence under the Lotteries and Gaming Act.
Goods imported for the purpose of any business or money-making require a business license issued under the Business Licence Act.
Certain chemicals are restricted for entry.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in the Bahamas, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.
Zika outbreaks have been reported in the Bahamas. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to the Bahamas. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in the Bahamas.
Chikungunya cases have been reported in the Bahamas. For further information, please visit the CDC Chikungunya Advice.
Dengue cases have been reported in the Bahamas. For further information, please visit the CDC Dengue Advice.
HIV is a risk in the Bahamas. For further information, please visit the CDC HIV Advice.