The West Indian coral-limestone archipelago of the Bahamas consists of 29 islands with a land area of almost 14,000 sq. kms. Two-thirds of the 270,000 population lives on New Providence Island and in the capital, Nassau. There are no rivers in the Bahamas. Tourism is the main source of income.

The climate is subtropical with warm summers (May to November) and mild winters (December to April). Hurricane season is from July to November, with frequent thunderstorms. The temperature year round varies from 21°C to 27°C.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Scuba Diving

Consider have a review Diving Medical if your last one was a while ago – medical conditions and medications change over time and it is important to ensure that you keep up to date.

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