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Electricity

110 volts and American sockets. An adaptor will be required.


Embassies and consulates

There is no British High Commission in The Bahamas. British nationals requiring emergency consular assistance should contact the British Honorary Consul, Peter Young, on 1 (242) 357 9005. If the Honorary Consul is not available and for all other non-consular related matters please contact the British High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica.

British High Commission – P O Box 575 - 28 Trafalgar Road - Kingston 10 - t (1 876) 510 0700 - www.ukinjamaica.fco.gov.uk

The Republic of Ireland does not have an embassy in the Bahamas. Irish nationals requiring emergency consular assistance should contact the Irish Embassy in Ottawa, Canada.

Embassy of Ireland – Suite 1105, (11th Floor) - 130 Albert St - Ottawa – Ontario - K1P 5G4 – t (1 613) 233 6281 - www.embassyofireland.ca


Money

Currency

The currency is the Bahamian dollar (BSD) which enjoys parity with the US dollar. The two currencies are accepted everywhere.


Telephone

To call the Bahamas from abroad

Dial 00 + 1 + 242 + the number.

To call home from the Bahamas

Dial 011 + country code (UK 44 and Ireland 353) + local code (without the first 0) + the number.

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