Citizens of the United States are not required to get visas when they travel to The Bahamas for a short period of time, whether for tourism or business purposes. The Bahamian government only needs to see proof of citizenship and identification to enter The Bahamas. But the U.S. government requires that citizens entering The Bahamas should have valid passport in order for them to return to the U.S.
All citizens who intend to enter The Bahamas are advised to apply for a passport or passport card before the planned trip. This will ensure that there will be no delay and they will not be stranded. Those who are staying for a longer period of time are required to present evidence of financial solvency upon entering The Bahamas.