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Old 08-02-2021, 04:10   #16
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Re: Bahamas provisioning

Any food “fit for human consumption”, except fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products, can be brought into The Bahamas. All meats must be canned or frozen.
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Old 08-02-2021, 05:56   #17
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Re: Bahamas provisioning

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Any food “fit for human consumption”, except fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products, can be brought into The Bahamas. All meats must be canned or frozen.
Prohibited and Restricted Goods
https://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/porta...EvZ0FBIS9nQSEh
Hi Gord,

I found the same link and doc on the bahamas.gov.bs web site and on another web site from a Bahamas marina, the same comments about fresh fruit and dairy.

However on the government website all I saw was this prohibition, "Meat, provisions, fruits and vegetables, and any articles intended for human food, which are unfit for human consumption." Also downloaded the full .pdf file linked from the site and found nothing there about fruits, vegs, dairy.

Did I miss something or did you find the fruit etc prohibition somewhere on the Bahamas.gov.bs website?
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In Nassau in particular, you can get just about everything that you get in the USA. Gluten free, lactose free, plant based proteins etc. It is a little more expensive because all imports are subject to customs duty. There is also VAT on most items which is not unlike sales tax, but a little more.
A good portion of the Bahamas was devastated by Hurricane Dorian a couple of years ago and now whatever was left of the economy has been smashed by COVID. They rely heavily on tourist dollars in every industry.
Do your provisioning in Nassau, buy fresh local fish and conch at the docks where it is available. The supermarkets there are excellent. Hard booze is also cheap but beer expensive. Buy drinks and meals at local bars and restaurants when you can if feasible. The locals will appreciate it.
Enjoy your trip.
I would agree. Our last trip we provisioned in Nassau for three strict vegetarians (not vegans) and three that ate no red meat and had plenty of options. Not as many organic foods, certainly not like shopping a Whole Foods but no problems satisfying everyone's preferences.
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