Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Immunised Travellers

Updated 4 May 2021

To review guidance for non-immunised travellers click here.

Effective immediately, all travellers to Bermuda who are arriving from Brazil, India or South Africa or who have visited Brazil, India or South Africa in the 14 days before they arrive in Bermuda must quarantine in their accommodation for fourteen days. They may only be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result from the Day 14 COVID-19 test. In this case, quarantine relates to the property at which the traveler is accommodated, if the traveller is immunised, however if the traveler is not immunized they must stay in the room.

Immunised travellers to Bermuda must follow the requirements set-out in the Quarantine (COVID-19) (No.3) Order 2020 and the below protocols. 

An immunised traveller is someone who has received appropriate doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (e.g. two doses for the Pfizer Vaccine) and there is two weeks since the last dose

Both visitors and residents must apply for a Bermuda COVID-19 Travel Authorisation 1 to 3 days before departure and cannot travel to Bermuda without an approved Travel Authorisation. Submission of a Travel Authorisation application within 24 hours of your travel date will not be approved.

The Travel Authorisation application requires an upload of a negative pre-arrival test result.

Travel Authorisation applications are vetted between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily, prior to approval (see Tables below for requirements and the process). Emergency Travel Authorisations may be issued on the day of travel by the COVID-19 Helpline on +1(441)444-2498. If your Travel Authorisation is not approved before your flight, you cannot travel to Bermuda. 

Pre-Arrival Test

  • Immunised travellers WITH a valid negative, pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR test result must quarantine until they receive a negative result from their arrival COVID-19 PCR test. Following that they are no longer required to quarantine, but must test on day 4, 8 and 14. 
  • Immunised resident travellers WITHOUT a valid negative, pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR test result must quarantine until they receive a negative result from their day 4 COVID-19 PCR test. Following that they are no longer required to quarantine, but must test on day 8 and 14.

Once released from quarantine all immunised travellers can carry out regular day-to-day activities, and must continue to abide by public health measures as outlined at www.gov.bm/coronavirus.

On Island Restrictions

Immunised travellers are NOT required to wear a Traveller Wristband.

Immunised travellers with a negative pre-arrival test result must quarantine until receiving a negative arrival test result. Immunised resident travellers without a negative pre-arrival test result must quarantine until receiving a negative day 4 test result.

Once negative arrival or negative day 4 test results are received, the immunised traveller is not required to follow the 14 Day Travel Restrictions, and can carry out regular day-to-day activities. However, they will be required to test on day 4, day 8 and day 14, as outlined on the Quick Guide to Travellers’ Quarantine Requirements

The immunised traveller must also comply with other public health measures however, such as wearing a mask in public places, santizing their hands regularly and practicing physical distancing.

Business Visitors

Immunised business visitors are permitted to have face to face meetings following receipt of a negative COVID-19 arrival test result. However meeting rooms should be well-ventilated whenever possible, and persons who are clinically vulnerable should consider whether or not to attend a meeting with a traveller, even if that traveller is immunised.

Public health measures must be followed at all times, as outlined at www.gov.bm/coronavirus.

Fee

Residents arriving on the island without a valid pre-arrival test are required to pay a $300 fee. 

IMPORTANT: By applying for a Travel Authorisation, visitors and residents agree to comply with Bermuda's quarantine and public health laws and instructions at all times. If you test positive at any time you shall isolate for 14 days at your accommodation, at your cost. If you are a close contact of a positive person, you will self-quarantine for 14 days, at your cost. By purchasing a Travel Authorisation you agree to comply with Bermuda's laws designed to protect residents and visitors from COVID-19 spread.

Frequently asked Questions

While the above protocols hopefully capture most of the information required, we always know there are specific circumstances that may arise.

For testing queries before departure, on arrival and on island visit: Testing FAQ's. 

For general queries on health insurance, travel to Bermuda and others visit: General Traveller Frequently Asked Questions

We have provided answers to the Travel Authorisation Application process in our: Travel Authorisation Technical Support FAQ's.

Outbound Travel Guidance

Residents requiring outbound test to travel

To travel, Canada, the UK and the USA require a test taken 72 hours before departure:

  1.  The Ministry of Health recommends that residents get tested at a designated site 48 hrs before their planned departure date. This leaves time for the lab to process the lab result and ensures that the test will still be valid should travel take more than 24 hrs.
  2.  If a resident has travelled in the last 14 days and needs to travel again, they are still in the traveller 14 day guidance window and can walk in at Perot Post Office to get their outbound test.

WeHealth Bermuda App

The Bermuda Government launched the WeHealth Bermuda app in an effort to closely monitor the local developments of COVID-19 and ultimately help control the spread of the virus. WeHealth Bermuda is a new smartphone application that provides anonymous COVID-19 exposure notifications, and it is one of the world's most sophisticated apps of its kind.

All Bermudians and visitors to the island are strongly encouraged to download the app for free from the App Store or Google Play. It will run on iPhone models 6S and above with iOS version 13.7 installed. Android users can use the app if their phone supports Bluetooth Low Energy and Android Version 6 (API 23) or above.

Learn more about WeHealth here.

Click here to visit the page for non-immunised travellers.

Click here to visit the COVID-19 homepage.

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