Opioid Substitution Treatment: not finally clarified

It is not clear whether opioid substitution treatment is provided to foreign travellers for a limited period of time.

Importation of Substances Used in
Opioid Substitution Treatment: possible

It is allowed to bring into the Bahamas a maximum quantity of 14 daily doses of methadone or other substances used in opioid substitution treatment for personal use. However, patients must apply for an import licence with the Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health and Wellness. When entering the Bahamas patients must carry with them the chief medical officer’s letter of approval and a medical prescription. Also, an extended period may be allowed on case by case basis. Applications should be sent in well in advance of an intended journey.

Contact Address:

Chief Medical Officer
Ministry of Health and Wellness
Poinciana Building Meeting & Augusta Street
P.O. Box N-3730
Nassau, N.P.
The Bahamas
Phone: +1 242 502 – 4700 or 4877
Fax: +1 242 502 4711

Any comments and additional information greatly appreciated.
Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
Bremer Platz 18-20
D-48155 Münster
Phone: +49 251-60123 or +49 2571-582765
Fax: +49 251-666580

(This page last revised and updated July 18, 2022)