Bahamas Shopping

Bahamas Shopping, Embassy and Communication

North America

Language

Overview

The official language is English, but Creole is also spoken.

Idioms

Goodbye = Goodbye Eight = Eight Eighty = Eighty Exit = Exit Beer = Beer Please = Please Thank You = Thank you Tuesday = Tuesday Doctor = Doctor Thursday = Thursday Three = Three Thirty = Thirty Entrance = Entrance One Hundred = One Hundred One = One One Thousand = One Thousand Friday = Friday Five = Five Fifty = Fifty Danger = Danger Closed = Closed Hello = Hello Today = Today Hotel = Hotel I feel ill = I feel ill I don’t understand this = I don’t understand Ja = Yes My name is … = My name is … I am doing very well. = I’m very well. Wednesday = Wednesday Montag = Monday Morgen = Tomorrow No = No Neun = Nine Neunzig = Ninety Open = Open Restaurant = Restaurant Saturday = Saturday Six = Six Sechzig = Sixty Sieben = Seven Siebzig = Seventy Sonntag = Sunday Menü = Menu Do you speak German/English ? = Do you speak German/English? Toilets = Toilets Four = Four Forty = Forty Wine = Wine How are you? = How are you? How much is it? = How much does it cost? Where is …? = Where is …? Ten = Ten Twenty = Twenty Two = Two Sunday = Sunday menu = Menu Do you speak German/English? = Do you speak German/English? Toilets = Toilets Four = Four Forty = Forty Wine = Wine How are you? = How are you? How much is it? = How much does it cost? Where is …? = Where is …? Ten = Ten Twenty = Twenty Two = Two Sunday = Sunday menu = Menu Do you speak German/English? = Do you speak German/English? Toilets = Toilets Four = Four Forty = Forty Wine = Wine How are you? = How are you? How much is it? = How much does it cost? Where is …? = Where is …? Ten = Ten Twenty = Twenty Two = Two

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

06/03/2022 Labor Day

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

07/10/2022 Independence Day

01.08.2022 Emancipation Day

10/12/2022 Folk Heroes Day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/28/2022 Christmas

Public holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday are often observed on the following Monday.

Duty free shopping

Overview

The following items may be brought into the Bahamas duty-free: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 450g of tobacco (persons aged 18 and over); 1 quart (approx. 1 l) of spirits (persons 18 and over); 1 quart (about 1 l) of wine (over 18s); other items up to a value of US$100 per trip. Note: Household items such as small electrical appliances (eg hand mixer) are subject to duty and are taxed at 45% of their value. Laptop computers are considered personal valuables and are therefore duty-free.

Prohibited Imports

Weapons, ammunition and animals from continental Europe (non-rabies-free countries).

Contact addresses

Consulate of the Bahamas
Case postale 1175, Bahnhofplatz 9
Zürich
Switzerland
+41 (44) 226 40 42.
http://www.thebahamas.ch
http://www.thebahamas.ch The Bahamas High Commission in London

(Also responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.)

10 Chesterfield Street, Mayfair
London
United Kingdom
+44 (20) 74 08 44 88.
http://www.bahamashclondon.net
http://www.bahamashclondon.net

Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm. Consular Section: Mon-Fri 10am-1pm.

Honorary Consulate of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Burggraben 6
Frankfurt am Main
Germany
+49 (69) 420 89 020.

Mon, Tue, Thu 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

Business

Business etiquette

Business is conducted in English. Advance notice, punctuality and business cards are expected. You dress casually elegant (usually trousers/skirt with shirt/blouse). Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.

Business contacts

Communication

Phone

The country code for the Bahamas is 001242.

Mobile phone

GSM 1900, 3G and 4G. Cellular carriers include BTC and Cable & Wireless Communications. Roaming contracts exist. Mobile phones can be rented or purchased locally to avoid high roaming charges.

Internet

There are a few internet cafes that are open daily on Grand Bahama Island and Nassau Islands. Notebook connections, webcams, scanners and copiers are available. Hotels, restaurants, cafés and bars offer their guests free WiFi.

Post office

Mail to Europe takes about 7-10 days. Nassau and Grand Bahama Island Post Offices are open Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 8:30am-12:30pm.

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