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Great attendance at #BWA18 Annual Gathering -- 320 people from 46 nations and 51 member bodies!
We give thanks for everyone who was able to join us in Zurich & everyone that held us in your prayers throughout this week.


BWA 2019 Annual Gathering

General Information

LOCATION:     Nassau, Bahamas





July 7-13, 2019


BWA Annual Gathering - Information Packet (Soon Available)


The Conference Fee information will be soon available



Visa Information:

Please contact your nearest Bahamas Consulate or Embassy to check if you are required to have an entry visa. Visa information can be also obtained from the following sites:  or

BWA will issue an invitation letter only after you have completed the Annual Gathering registration process. Please supply the requested information on your registration form and allow 2 weeks to receive your Visa Letter. To ensure your participation, please apply for your visa in sufficient time before the event.

In special cases, members of the BWA General Council, Committees and Commissions may request a visa letter prior to completing the registration process.

Health Requirements:

Visit your doctor and check the vaccines and medicines list (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS: Most visitors to The Bahamas do not need special vaccinations before entering the country. However, travelers over age one must provide a YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CERTIFICATE, if arriving from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission such as Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Colombia, Congo, Congo (Dem, Rep.) Cote d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Venezuela. This requirement also applies to travelers having transited more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. They must be vaccinated 10 days before entering The Bahamas. Effective January 2014, The Bahamas no longer requires proof of Yellow Fever vaccination as a prerequisite when traveling from Trinidad & Tobago. The Bahamas requires proof of Yellow Fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country where Yellow Fever is endemic or there is an outbreak.

More information regarding Vaccination Requirements can be found on the following sites: or the World Health Organization (link 1 and link 2).

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Carolina Mangieri, CMP
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