Are you immunised?

Effective 20th January 2022

An immunised traveller is someone who has received the full course of a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by: 

  • Pfizer BioNTECH,
  • AstraZeneca,
  • Serum Institute of India,
  • Jansen/Johnson & Johnson,
  • Moderna 
  • Sinopharm/BIBP
  • Sinovac

Full course of a vaccine means a COVID-19 vaccine administered according to the manufacturer’s recommendation or the recommendation of a stringent regulatory body recognised by the Ministry of Health, with at least 14 days from the date of the final dose of vaccination.

Regulatory bodies recognized by the Ministry of Health:

  • US Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
  • UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA);
  • European Medicines Agency,
  • Health Canada
  • World Health Organisation (WHO)

Immunised minor children will follow the immunised travel protocols.

Travel requirement steps for immunised travellers:

Step 1:

You will need to upload a copy of your vaccination status to your travel authorisation application form. This can be your signed immunization card or a Vaccine Certificate.  Bermuda residents will have received their vaccine certificate as a .pdf document, and this is the item you will need to upload. DO NOT upload the local SafeKey.

Step 2:

Visitors to Bermuda, 2-years-old or older, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test that has been done within:

  • 4 days before your arrival for a PCR test or
  • 3 days before your arrival for an antigen test. (This option is for immunised air travellers only).

Residents returning to Bermuda are strongly advised to have a negative COVID-19 test that has been done within:

  • 4 days before your arrival for a PCR test or
  • 3 days before your arrival for an antigen test. (This option is for immunised air travellers only).
  • Immunised residents without a pre-arrival test must quarantine for 4 days. 

You will need to upload a copy of your test results as part of completing the Travel Authorisation application form. Most laboratories will provide you with a .pdf document showing the result, and this is the item you will need to upload.

Step 3:

1 to 3 days prior to arriving in Bermuda, apply for your Travel Authorisation. Have your vaccine certificate and your test result ready to upload. Residents failing to complete a Travel Authorisation form before travelling to Bermuda will be charged $1,000 upon arrival for the completion of a Travel Authorisation. Your TA is considered incomplete and will be rejected if you do not upload the necessary documents.

Step 4:

Pay $75 to complete and submit your Travel Authorisation application. When approved, the Bermuda Government will email your travel authorisation to you. You must have an electronic or paper copy of the travel authorization to travel. Please check and double-check that the email you provide to us is correct. Also, check your junk/spam folder to make sure the travel authorisation is not there.

Expedited arrival testing is available for vaccinated air travellers (both visitor and resident) for an additional $200. This guarantees arrival PCR or antigen test results within four (4) hours. A limited number of expedited tests are available for purchase each day through the travel authorization application form.

Step 5: 

Upon arrival in Bermuda, have your Travel Authorisation available electronically or printed for scanning.

Step 6: 

Travellers 2 years and up will be tested on arrival. If a traveller refuses to test on arrival, they will be expected to quarantine at your accommodation for 14 days. If they refuse to test after the 14 days, they will have to quarantine for a further 14 days.

Step 7: 

Quarantine per requirements below. Travellers 10 years and over will be fitted with a quarantine bracelet, which can be removed at the end of their traveller quarantine: 

-after the negative arrival test result is received, if the traveller has a valid pre-arrival test

-after the negative Day 4 test result is received, if the traveller does not have a valid pre-arrival test. You may leave quarantine to get tested, then continue to quarantine unti you receive your test result.

If you are travelling to Bermuda by air, please select from the below to apply for your Travel Authorisation:

Resident Travel Authorisation

Visitor Travel Authorisation

If you are travelling to Bermuda on a cruise ship, please click on the button below to apply for your Travel Authorisation:

Cruise Passenger Travel Authorisation

If you are travelling to Bermuda by sea (but not a cruise ship), please click on the button below to apply for your Travel Authorisation:

Mariner's Travel Authorisation

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