Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Non-Immunised Travellers

Updated 4 May 2021

To review guidance for immunised travellers click here.
 
International travel during the COVID-19 pandemic has risks. Our traveller protocols are designed to protect you and Bermuda.

Travellers to Bermuda must follow the requirements set-out in the Quarantine (COVID-19) (No.3) Order 2020

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 within 24 hours of your travel date will not be approved.

To obtain approval for a Travel Authorisation, visitors must provide proof of valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days* before arrival. (*For example, a pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR test taken on 4th December, will be valid for arrival in Bermuda until 9th December). The requirements for a valid test can be found here.

Test type must be a PCR test. (Note: The COVID-19 PCR test cannot be an antigen or antibody test. It must be a PCR test.) 

Pre-Arrival Test

Health Instructions for Non-Immunised Travellers with a pre-arrival test

You have a Pre-arrival COVID-19 Test (Adults and children 10 and older)*

Health Instructions for Non-Immunised Travellers without a pre-arrival test

You do not have a Pre-arrival COVID-19 Test (Adults and children 10 and older)*

Residents without a valid negative, pre-arrival COVID-19 PCR test result must quarantine until they receive results from their day 8 COVID-19 PCR test. They will be required to wear a quarantine bracelet, for which they will be charged $300 on arrival. The bracelet pairs with a phone app. If a resident chooses not to download the phone app on their personal phone, a phone will be issued to them for an additional rental fee of $50. 

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. 

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.

Effective Wednesday, 5th May all non-immunised travellers to Bermuda must quarantine in their accommodation for four days. They may only be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result from the Day 4 COVID-19 test. In this case, quarantine relates to the property at which the traveller is staying, not a single room. 

The price of quarantine monitoring bracelets issued on arrival to returning residents without a valid pre-arrival test is $300.

IMPORTANT: By applying for a Travel Authorisation, visitors and residents agree to comply with Bermuda's quarantine and public health laws instructions at all times, including wearing a Traveller Wristband. If you test positive at any time you shall self-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.

Apply for the Bermuda Travel Authorisation

I live in Bermuda as a citizen, PRC or work permit holder: 

Resident Travel Authorisation

 

I am visiting on holiday or business:


Visitor Travel Authorisation 

 

I am travelling on a Pleasure Craft or Super Yacht:


Mariner's Travel Authorisation

Government Protocols for Air Travellers


Government Protocols for Super Yachts and Pleasure Crafts


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.

Travel Guidance for Residents

Ministry of Health's Travel Advice for Residents

Guidance for Return to School and Day Care after Travel

Guidance for Return to Work after Travel

Guidance for Superyachts and other Vessels

Inbound Mariner's Guidance

Guidance for Superyachts and Other Vessels

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

To review guidance for immunised travellers click here.

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