Sunflower Lanyard 

Passengers needing extra assistance due to hidden disabilities will now have greater support when traveling through LPIA with the launch of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower. If you or a loved one have a non-visible disability and need support while traveling, read on to see how to receive a free Sunflower lanyard, frequently asked questions, and other information about the Sunflower to help you travel with confidence.

Wearing a Sunflower lanyard at LPIA will provide airport workers with a visual cue that a passenger may need extra assistance, additional time or more support while in the terminal. While the lanyard does not allow persons the option to skip lines, it immediately indicates to airport staff that additional assistance might be required.

Receive a free Sunflower lanyard:

  • Lanyards are distributed by the The National Commission for Persons with Disabilities located on John F. Kennedy Drive & Bethel Avenue. They can be contacted at 1-242-397-8600 to arrange collection.
  • Additionally, persons can email NAD at sunflower@nas.bs and provide name, date of travel and flight details. NAD will respond to your email and arrange for you to collect your lanyard from your airline.

You may wear the lanyard whenever you choose to and there are no prerequisites to requesting a lanyard or wearing one. LPIA will join hundreds of airports around the world currently participating in this global initiative.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify to wear the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower?

There is no qualifying list of hidden disabilities. If you have a non-visible disability and feel that you would benefit from wearing the lanyard, please do so.


Where can I pick up a Sunflower lanyard?

You may collect a Sunflower lanyard from the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities located on John F. Kennedy Drive & Bethel Avenue or by emailing us at sunflower@nas.bs and provide us with your name, flight details and date of travel. We will ensure that the airline has the lanyard waiting for you at check-in or you can collect it from our corporate offices.


If I have a Sunflower product already, what’s my next step?

Wear the Sunflower anytime you travel and want others to know that you have an invisible disability.  At LPIA, we’ve provided information about the program to our employees, airlines, restaurants, retailers, security, immigration, customs, and other partners.


Does wearing the lanyard give me access to expedited security screening or front of the line privileges during other processes?

Wearing a Sunflower only indicates that you have a hidden disability and that you may need some additional time or assistance.  It does not provide you with an opportunity to be fast-tracked through security nor does it provide any other benefit.


Where can I expect others to recognize the Sunflower?

While the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower is relatively new to The Bahamas, it is internationally recognized at more than 180 airports in more than 26 different countries.  The Sunflower continues to expand with more and more airports and other institutions joining every month.  For the latest update on where the program is recognized, click here.


Who should I contact if I have questions?

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at sunflower@nas.bs and we will respond as quickly as we can. To find out more about Hidden Disabilities Sunflower visit their website.






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