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Flights between Angola and Cuba have existed for a very, very long time but as with many/most flights to Cuba they can't be found in normal search engines. Currently TAAG flies it once a week: DT 702 / DT 703 (currently Friday towards Havana and Sunday towards Luanda). And now TAAG serves Lagos three times a week, Monday / Wednesday / Friday: DT 564 / DT 565 ...


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In principle, maybe not. In practice, yes, they need a passport. For a closed loop cruise (one which leaves and enters through the same port), a US citizen does not need a passport to re-enter the country. They do need you to present some sort of proof of identity and citizenship, such as a birth certificate or government issued ID. That said however, it ...


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Harbour Island is indeed the best choice, it's accessible on a day trip and via public transport, which is a rarity in the Bahamas -- for most other islands, if you're in any sort of hurry, the only sensible option is to fly. Specifically, Bahamas Ferries has a daily fast ferry service that leaves Nassau at 8 AM and arrives at Harbour Island at 11 AM, ...


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The website FlightConnections.com is pretty good for answering this sort of question. Playing around with it, it looks like you could do it in three flights as follows: Lagos or Abuja to either a Schengen airport (Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt) or to Istanbul; From there to either Havana or Panama City; From there to Nassau. No one airline serves all of ...


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If you booked a excursion directly with Carnival, you are most likely fine. The cruise ship companies are very motivated to keep their passengers safe and any type of press positive, so they will make sure they work with reliable and capable suppliers (and typically charge a pretty penny for it too). If you stay with the excursion and don't wander off into ...


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The best source of this information is to ask the cruise company running the cruise. Some cruises that start from and end in the US do NOT require a passport, whilst others do. Even if a passport is not required, additional documentation may be required when returning to the US, such as proof of citizenship (birth certificate, driver's license for proof of ...


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As per wikipedia, Visa is not required if entering and leaving by Cruise vessel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Bahamas http://www.bahamasny.net/ApplicationFiles/Cruise_Ships.pdf


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Just wanted to share our experience too as it may help others. We were also back from a cruise to Nassau, Bahamas in May, 2016. We(myself and my wife) are both on H1b visas and my visa actually expires after 2 weeks of our trip(Of course I had an H1B extension too). We also took our parents who has B2 visa. I'm listing out various entry and exit points ...


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Answering my own question from our recent experience and final outcome. First: "Customs" is not the institution responsible in this case. It is actually Immigration. Customs has nothing to do with it / no say. The "consequences" as we discovered can be many and severe or none at all (our case). The actions are mostly up to the officer to determine based on ...


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Wikipedia says that businesses in the Bahamas accept both Bahamian and US dollars. However, this is because they choose to do so and it's not an inevitable consequence of the exchange rate. Indeed, it's common for businesses in many parts of the world to accept multiple currencies even if there's no formal relationship between them: they do that because it ...


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You can fly from Johannesburg to Nassau via São Paulo (Brasil) and Panama City. It'll take over 30 hours, and some of the flights in there are not scheduled every day of the week. You could also fly via Istanbul (Turkey) and Toronto (Canada). Takes nearly 48 hours. But if you do that just to avoid the requirements for a visa, even though the US requires ...


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One hour is not impossible, but it's cutting it mighty close -- I probably would not take the risk. Bahamasair's official recommendation is checking in two hours before departure, with a cut-off at 30 min, although I'm not sure how strictly this is enforced (it's a pint-sized airport after all). They are notoriously flaky though, and the veiled threat ...


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Citizens of India do require a visa for visiting Bahamas according to the Bahamian government portal. You can follow this link for more information on how to apply.


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This does not seem to be a difficult task. Two quick searches say that you can go from Lagos, Nigeria to Nassau Bahamas on Royal Air Maroc followed by Air Canada with one stop in Casablanca and one stop in Montreal. Expedia can find all the flights for you but you need to search for Lagos to Montreal and then Montreal to Nassau. Otherwise, it gives you ...


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From Wikitravel: There are no regular ferries or boats to Cuba from foreign ports, although some cruise liners do visit. Yachters are expected to anchor at the public marinas. Most ports are closed and tourists are not permitted to walk around them. Private vessels may enter at Marina Hemingway in Havana or Marina Acua in Varadero. There are no ...


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First off the 1 hour you have left yourself is likely not to be enough and here is why. Most people who travel on Saturday to the Bahamas are traveling to start their vacation in one of the resorts on the islands and flights are likely to be full on that day. Keeping that in mind you should realize that most people by the time they arrive are already in ...


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I took a look at the website for the international airport in the Bahamas. It lists arrivals, both domestic (other Bahamian airports) and international. Almost all the international arrivals are from the US, and one is from Toronto. I did spot: Cap Haitien, Haiti Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Havana, Cuba Panama City, Panama London, England I might have ...


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The Wikipedia listing of destinations served from Nassau airport indicates it is possible to fly there from the following cities outside of the US year-round: Canada: Toronto Cuba: Havana Turks and Caicos Islands: Providenciales Haiti: Cap Haitien, Port au Prince UK: London Jamaica: Kingston Trinidad and Tobago: Port of Spain Panama: Panama City There are ...


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This https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-british-overseas-territory-or-commonwealth-country-visa/apply-for-a-visa-if-you-want-to-travel-to-a-british-overseas-territory-or-commonwealth-country seems to provide the answer. How to apply If you are travelling to one of the 6 British Overseas Territories or 3 Commonwealth countries listed, ...


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If you are absolutely insistent on avoiding the US, UK and EU (and if Canada is also not an option), there is a very round about way to get from South Africa to The Bahamas and the rest of the Caribbean. South African Airways has a direct flight from Johannesburg (JNB) to Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU). From GRU you can then self connect to a COPA Airlines ...


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That stamp has been crossed out for being illegible. If they wanted to indicate that your visa had been cancelled they should not have left another stamp intact. This should not cause any problems.


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Today, Timatic now says that: The following are exempt from holding a visa: Passengers with a US Travel Document (Form I-571) issued to refugees with nationality of Jamaica shown on the bio-data page of the travel document. Passengers with a Permit to Re-Enter (Form I-327) issued by the USA with nationality of Jamaica shown on the bio-data page of the ...


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Yes there are. According the to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs a visitor's visa is required for Indian citizens. You can follow the instructions on the Applying for a Visitor's Visa page for details or find similar on Bahamas.com.


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A visa is not required. Information as of 23MAY16 / 1743 UTC National Iran (IR) /Embarkation Iran (IR) Transit Cuba (CU) /Destination Bahamas (BS) ALSO CHECK DESTINATION INFORMATION BELOW Cuba (CU) TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Visa required, except for Holders of confirmed onward tickets time of 72 hours. - Passengers are ...


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Excursions like those are extremely safe. First, simply because there is safety in numbers. Groups, even just a couple are much less likely to be victims of those types of crimes. I always say that 2 people are 10 times more safe than just 1. It is not a statistic but conveys the magnitude in difference. Carnival cruise organizes the excursions are group ...


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As you brought to my attention, the Bahamian government page Applying for a Visitor Visa suggests that British diplomatic missions will process Bahamian visa applications: Deadline Visa applications should be submitted at least two weeks before travel. Applicants applying for a visa at a British Embassy must submit the application at least four weeks prior ...


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As you already know, applying for a Bahamas visa requires a visit in person to an embassy or consulate. There is a Bahamas embassy in Haiti, and Nigerian nationals can enter Haiti visa-free for a visit up to 3 months. (Transiting there through an airport might still need a transit visa from some country though.) That embassy is located at: Embassy of the ...


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The season does differ by island, although a closed period from April/May to July/August is more common than any other. Some places have no closed season, some have a closed season which is in a different time of the year and some have a much longer closed season. You can find the details on this site, (from the comment by @Sebastian.) Destination ...


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