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.)
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 all 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 8th December 2020: all residents and visitors to Bermuda are required to wear a Traveller Wristband for the first 14 days of their stay. The Wristbands will remind travellers to be careful of their movements and follow the A Traveller's First 14 Days or A UK Traveller's First 14 Days guidance in order to minimize COVID spread. Removal of the wristband is not permitted and can result in a fine of $500 and home quarantine with an electronic monitoring bracelet. Persons who do not wish to wear the Traveller Wristband will quarantine at their accommodation for 14 days.
Effective 24th December 2020: all travellers to Bermuda who are arriving from the United Kingdom or who have visited the United Kingdom in the 14 days before they arrive in Bermuda must quarantine in their accommodation for four days. They may only be released from quarantine after the receiving a negative result from the Day 4 COVID-19 test. In this case, the quaratine relates to the property at which the traveller is staying not a single room.
Effective 25th December 2020: The price of quarantine monitoring bracelets issued on arrival to returning residents without a valid pre-arrival test will increase to $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:
I am visiting on holiday or business:
I am travelling on a Pleasure Craft or Super Yacht:
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.