Originally Posted by Lowcountry
I will probably get chastised here for saying this, but I have cruised the Bahamas four different times since 2009 on my own boats and have never checked out of the country when leaving. I have not had any issues as a result of this when I have re-entered the Bahamas. Last time I entered the Bahamas was March 2020. YMMV.
Yeah, you need a visa to get into the country, showing passport etc with covid status. So that is logged into a computer database which I am sure is accessible to the world.
So if you clear into the Bahamas with your passport and don't clear out, when you get on a plane to fly to whatever foreign country for a visit, pretty sure red flags
will get raised when it shows you are still in the Bahamas. Also, your visa into the Bahamas is only valid for several months, if you don't clear out, you are then there illegally.
I will follow their laws and clear out legally, and clear back into the US legally. I am not particularly fond of wearing orange jumpsuits with numbers stenciled on the back. Just not that stylish on me.