We look forward to welcoming visitors and returning residents to Bermuda starting 1st July 2020.
Our island home has always been a precious resource set apart by its geographic location and way of life. Over the past few months, we’ve been dedicated to protecting our community and pristine destination for our residents and guests to enjoy for years to come. When you are ready, we look forward to extending a warm welcome.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bermuda Government has put in place traveller protocols, which include the requirement for both visitors and residents to apply for a Travel Authorisation.
Bermuda requires all visitors to have a pre-departure test to travel to Bermuda if, in the 14 days before travel, they visited or originated from a country classified by the WHO as having community transmission of COVID-19 (this includes the US, UK and Canada). As of 11 July 2020, such visitors without a negative pre-departure test result will not be able to obtain Travel Authorisation.
Residents who do not wish to test when on the island, will quarantine in their room for 14 days. If at 14 days they wish to be tested and it is negative, they will no longer be quarantined. If on day 14 they do not wish to be tested, they will quarantine in their room for another 14 days.
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.
We hope we have answered your questions in our Traveller Frequently Asked Questions
We have provided answers to the Travel Authorisation Application process in our: Travel Authorisation Technical Support FAQ's.
Government Protocols for Travellers
Travellers are to comply with the following Bermuda Government protocols:
Pre-departure — A traveller (residents and visitors) must:
- Complete the Bermuda travel authorisation process online, which gathers important information for the island’s health and immigration officials; a $75 fee is required, which includes the cost of the PCR COVID-19 testing in Bermuda. For Technical Support, visit our Travel Authorisation Application Technical Support FAQ's or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on +1(441)444-2498.
- NOTE: Children 9 and under do not have to be tested at any point, so will be charged a reduced fee of $30 for their travel authorisation. Children 10-17 must receive parental consent to be tested. If consent is denied, the young traveller must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.
- Visitors must take a certified PCR COVID-19 test, ideally within 72 hours of departure, but no more than five days, and obtain a negative result. This applies to adults and children aged 10 and up. Children who are 9-years-old and younger are exempt and are subject to their adult travel companion’s quarantine.
- Bermuda residents are not required to get a test before travelling to Bermuda. Residents includes work permit holders.
- Wear face masks when travelling to the departure airport.
- Wear face masks and practise physical distancing at the departure airport.
Additionally, a pre-departure traveller (resident and visitor) should:
- A visitor should acquire health insurance covering illness and injury outside of his/her home jurisdiction, including those related to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis while in Bermuda. If this is not obtained, a visitor will be responsible for all health and accommodation costs if treatment and/or quarantine is required; including costs related to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis while in Bermuda
- Pack a thermometer
In Flight — During the flight, travellers (residents and visitors) must:
- Wear a face mask while on the plane
- Practise physical distancing to the greatest extent possible
Upon Arrival — Upon arrival, travellers (residents and visitors) must:
- Show a copy of your Travel Authorisation. If you do not have a printer, have ready a charged phone or tablet to show your Travel Authorisation.
- Visitors must present a copy of the pre-departure PCR COVID-19 negative test result to health officers on request.
- All travellers (residents and visitors) will undergo PCR COVID-19 testing at the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport. Those with a pre-departure PCRCOVID-19 test will quarantine at home or at their accommodation until results are ready (turnaround time between 6 to 8 hours in most cases, when arrival happens during the day).This applies to adults and children ages 10 and up. Children less than 10 years-old are exempt from the PCR COVID-19 test.
- Travellers who do not have a pre-departure negative PCR COVID-19 test result must quarantine for three days after arrival. They will be tested on day three and will be released from quarantine with a negative test. If you did take a PCR COVID-19 test before departure, and receive the results during your first three days in Bermuda (and they are negative), you will be released from quarantine.
- Wear a face mask and practise physical distancing to the greatest extent possible
On-island Experience – When enjoying Bermuda, visitors and residents must:
- Practise physical distancing, good hygiene and mask wearing in all public spaces where there is close contact with others, including on all public transport (taxis, ferries and buses). Simultaneously, we’re working to increase contactless payment methods
- Monitor your health and take your temperature twice per day. Record your symptoms and temperature on the Symptoms and Temperature Log. If your temperature is over 100.4F or 38 C please contact the public health team on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Take a COVID-19 PCR test, administered on day three, day seven and day 14. You can find information about testing locations here. Results of the COVID-19 PCR test will be emailed to you.
COVID-19 Positive Test Result
If a resident or visitor becomes COVID-19 positive, is a close contact of a positive person, is symptomatic, or if a traveller is clinically diagnosed at any point, they will be subject to public-health (COVID-19) regulations and will be isolated at their accommodation for up to 14 days.
Anyone who becomes COVID-19 positive, or whom health authorities believe could be positive, will be fitted with an Aqua electronic bracelet to assist with isolation/quarantine.
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