Pre-vetted Travel Authorisation

From 9th September 2020, Travel Authorisations will be pre-vetted before approval.

Travel Authorisations will need to be purchased between 1 to 3 days before travel. This is to allow the pre-departure test uploaded to be reviewed and approved as part of the application.

A valid pre-departure test result must meet the following standards:

  • Display travellers’ full name and date of birth
  • Date of Test must be within 7 days of departure. The day of the test, is day 0. (*For example, a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test taken on 1st September, will be valid for travel until 8th September.)
  • Test result must be negative
  • Test type must be a PCR test. Note: The COVID-19 PCR test cannot be an antigen, antibody or rapid test. It must be a PCR test.
  • Test must be performed by an accredited laboratory
  • Display full name of laboratory and contact information for laboratory

If a visitor's pre-departure test result is deemed valid, they will be issued a Travel Authorisation.

Visitors who do not submit a valid pre-departure test result will be notified that their test is not valid and will be given the opportunity to submit a valid result. If a visitor cannot submit a valid test result, they will be denied a Travel Authorisation and will not be able to travel to Bermuda.

Residents who cannot provide a valid pre-departure test will be issued a Travel Authorisation, but will quarantine as required upon arrival.

Travel Authorisations will be vetted between 9am and 8pm daily. Submission of a Travel Authorisation within 24 hours of your travel date will not be approved. Any traveller needing an emergency Travel Authorisation issued the day of travel must contact the COVID-19 Helpline on +1(441)444-2498.

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