Are you travelling with a minor?

Updated 2nd March 2022

Current Guidelines until 11:59 pm March 6, 2022

 

(see below for new guidelines effective 7 March 2022)

 

Travelling with a Minor

Unimmunised children travelling with immunised parent/guardian

If you are an immunised parent or guardian travelling with an unimmunised child who is between 2 and 17-years-old, you and the child must:

  1.  All visitors 2-years-old and older*, must have a negative pre-arrival test taken within four days before arrival in Bermuda. Residents two-years-old or older are strongly encouraged to have a negative pre-arrival PCR COVID-19 test taken within 4 days of arrival. The requirements for a valid test can be found here

*Children younger than 2 years old are not required to test.

  • Unimmunised Children of immunised residents, who do not have a pre-arrival test, must quarantine at home until they receive their day 4 test results
  • Unimmunised Children of immunised residents, who do have a pre-arrival negative PCR test, must quarantine at home until they receive their arrival test results
  • Antigen tests are NOT accepted for unimmunised minors. Only PCR tests will be accepted for pre-departure tests for unimmunised minors.
  1. Families must test on arrival and on day 4.
  2. Any family member without a valid pre-arrival test must quarantine for 4 days. They may leave quarantine to get tested, then quarantine again until a negative day 4 result is received.

Unimmunised children travelling with an unimmunised parent/guardian

If you are an unimmunised parent or guardian travelling with an unimmunised child who is between 2 and 17-years-old, you and the child must:

  1.  All visitors 2-years-old and older*, must have a negative pre-arrival test taken within 4 days before arrival in Bermuda. Residents two-years-old or older are strongly encouraged to have a negative pre-arrival PCR COVID-19 test taken within 4 days of arrival. The requirements for a valid test can be found here

*Children younger than 2 years old are not required to test.

  • Antigen tests are NOT accepted for unimmunised minors. Only PCR tests will be accepted for pre-departure tests for unimmunised minors.
  1. Families must test on arrival and on day 10
  2. Families must quarantine for 10 days from arrival. They may leave quarantine to get tested, then quarantine again until a negative day 10 result is received.

 

Travel requirement steps for minors:

Step 1

A parent or guardian must apply for the minor child's Travel Authorisation, after they have completed their own Travel Authorization. The parent or guardian must quote their travel authorization number in the minor’s travel authorization application.

Step 2

Pay $75 to complete and submit the minor's 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.

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.

Step 3: 

Minors 2 years and up will be tested on arrival. Please have their Travel Authorisation available electronically or printed for scanning.

If a traveller refuses to test on arrival, they will be expected to quarantine at their accommodation for 14 days. If they refuse to test after the 14 days, they will have to quarantine for a further 14 days.

Step 4: 

Quarantine per requirements below. Minors 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 is received, if the parent/guardian is immunised and the minor had a valid pre-arrival test

-after the negative Day 4 test is received, if the parent/guardian is immunisFor guidance on the Traveller's First 14 days for Unimmunised Minors, please click here.d and the minor did not have a valid pre-arrival test

-after the negative Day 10 test is received, if the parent/guardians are unimmunised

 

For guidance on the Traveller's First 14 days for Unimmunised Minors, please click here..

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New Travel Guidelines for Bermuda Visitors Effective March 7th 2022:

  • All Bermuda visitors aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated 
    • Fully vaccinated is defined as having received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine with at least 14 days having passed since the last dose 
    • Proof of vaccination status is required
    • Unvaccinated children aged 11 and younger are welcome and will take on the vaccination status of the guardian travelling with them
    • Unvaccinated cruise ship passengers (aged 12 and older) will not be allowed to disembark the ship while in Bermuda
  • All visitors aged 2 and older must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (both supervised antigen and PCR tests are accepted) 
    • The date of the PCR test must be no more than 4 days before arrival in Bermuda
    • The date of the supervised antigen test must be no more than 2 days before arrival in Bermuda
  • The Travellers Authorisation (TA) form must be completed with the above information 1 to 3 days prior to arrival 
    • The TA form fee has been reduced from $75 to $40, which will include return testing if necessary
  • No further testing will be required upon arrival in Bermuda. However, if a visitor’s country of origin requires a test in order to return, it will automatically be scheduled and provided before they leave Bermuda

Please note that residents returning to Bermuda are not required to be vaccinated but a quarantine period applies. Check this gov.bm website for further COVID-19 travel updates (effective March 7th2022) applying to Bermuda residents.

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