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 a 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 7 days* before departure. (*For example, a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test taken on 1st September, will be valid for travel until 8th September.).
The requirements for a valid test can be found here.
Note: The COVID-19 PCR test cannot be an antigen, antibody or rapid test. It must be a PCR test.
Residents without a valid negative, pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test result must quarantine until they receive results from their day 8 COVID-19 PCR test.
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. Please complete the Travel Authorisation form carefully as there are no refunds.
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. 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
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
Safe Return to Work after Travel Guidance
Guidance for Return to School and Day Care after Travel
Guidance for Superyachts and other Vessels
Inbound Mariners Guidance
Guidance Superyachts and Other Vessels