Residents

Effective March 7, 2022:

Travel Requirements for: Residents and work permit holders

All returning residents 2 years old and up are required to enter Bermuda with an approved Travel Authorisation. Children under 2 years old do not need to apply for a Travel Authorisation.

Travel Authorisations (TA) are reviewed daily between 8.00am and 8.00pm and prioritized by arrival date. You can apply up to a month in advance and upload your vaccine record. You will receive an email reminder to upload your negative test result closer to your travel date. Once you have uploaded both your vaccine record and your negative test result, every effort will be made to respond within 24hrs. If you do not intend to get a pre-travel test, select NO on the application form when asked, and you will receive your TA once your vaccine record has been checked and you will be tested on arrival at the airport.

Summary table of testing and quarantine requirements for returning residents:

Passenger Category

Travel Application and Pre-Travel Test Requirements

Requirements on Arrival

Fully Vaccinated 12 years and over

Travel Authorisation required. Application is $40.

OPTIONAL:

COVID-19 NAAT (PCR, LAMP or TMA) test up to 4 days before arrival

 OR

Supervised antigen up to 2 days before arrival

if no pre-travel test:

-Supervised antigen test on arrival (day 0)

-no further testing

if pre-travel test:

-no on island testing

Recently Recovered

Travel Authorisation required. Application is $40.

OPTIONAL:

COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before arrival

 OR

Supervised antigen up to 2 days before arrival

if no pre-travel test:

-Supervised antigen test on arrival (day 0)

-Supervised antigen test on day 4

if pre-travel test:

-no arrival test (day 0)

-Supervised antigen test on day 4

Unvaccinated 12 years and over

Travel Authorisation required. Application is $40.

COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before arrival

- PCR test on arrival (day 0)

- 4-day quarantine

- PCR quarantine exit test on day 4

- Supervised antigen test on day 10

Children 2- 11 years

Travel Authorisation required. Application is $40.

If unvaccinated:

Strongly recommended COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before arrival

If fully vaccinated or recently recovered:

Optional PCR, LAMP or TMA test up to 4 days before arrival

 OR

Supervised antigen up to 2 days before arrival

Unvaccinated children: Test and quarantine requirements based on the vaccination status of travelling parent/guardian.

Vaccinated children and unaccompanied minors follow their own vaccination status.

Children under 2 years

No travel Authorisation and no testing are required

Definitions:

Fully Vaccinated – Full course of an approved vaccine listed here, plus two weeks

Recently Recovered - Recent infection within the last 6 months, with certified proof of positive result from a licensed healthcare provider as defined here

Unvaccinated – Incomplete course of vaccination or no vaccine at all.

Pre-Travel Test Requirements

The requirements for a valid pre-travel test and details of the COVID-19 NAAT tests (PCR, LAMP or TMA) accepted in Bermuda are outlined here.

Fully vaccinated residents may take either a COVID-19 NAAT test taken no more than 4 days before arrival, or a supervised antigen test no more than 2 days before arrival.

Unvaccinated residents 2-years-old and older are strongly recommended to take a pre-travel COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before arrival.

Fully vaccinated residents and unvaccinated residents with proof of a recent COVID-19 recovery as defined here, can choose to get either a pre-travel test or to take a supervised antigen test on arrival to Bermuda (the arrival test, if required, will be automatically scheduled at your port of entry).

Residents under 2 years old do not have test to enter Bermuda.

Testing and Quarantine Requirements for Residents on Arrival

Any traveller with arrival test requirements or day 4 or day 10 travel test requirements will have these tests automatically scheduled for them (test dates and locations will be emailed to the traveller). The arrival test will happen at the traveller’s port of entry. Any further tests booked will be emailed to the traveller notifying them of test date and location.

Vaccinated Travellers:

Upon arrival to Bermuda, vaccinated travellers with a valid pre-travel test have no further testing requirements.

Vaccinated residents without a valid pre-travel test must get a supervised antigen test on arrival. No further testing will be required.

Unvaccinated Residents with proof of recent recovery:

Unvaccinated residents with proof of recent recovery who have a valid pre-travel test will be required to get a supervised antigen test on day 4.

Unvaccinated Residents with proof of recent recovery who do not provide a valid pre-travel test will be required to get a supervised antigen test on arrival to Bermuda and another supervised antigen test on day 4 (where arrival day= day 0).

Unvaccinated Residents without proof of recent recovery:

Unvaccinated travellers without proof of recent recovery are required to get an arrival PCR test, quarantine for 4 days, get a day 4 quarantine PCR exit test, and a day 10 supervised antigen test (arrival day= day 0). 

Accompanied unvaccinated minors travelling with vaccinated parents/guardians will follow the testing and quarantine requirements of their parents.

Instructions for Your Travel Authorisation Application and Arrival Requirements:

Step 1: You may begin your travel authorisation application form by clicking the “Apply for Travel Authorisation” button at the bottom of this page.

If you are an adult travelling with children under 18 years old, complete your Travel Authorisation first, then complete a Travel authorisation for each of the children travelling with you.

You do not need to complete a Travel Authorisation for children under 2 years old.

Step 2: Complete the application form and, if applicable, upload proof of vaccination or recent recovery. Bermuda residents can upload their vaccine certificate as a .pdf document. Indicate whether you intend to take a pre-travel test

Step 3a: Pay $40 to complete and save your Travel Authorisation application. Only Visa and Mastercard credit cards are accepted (no American Express). Before saving your application, please verify that the email address entered on your application form is correct.

Fully vaccinated residents who have indicated on their application that they do not intend to get a pre-travel test will have their Travel Authorisation application reviewed right away, and, if approved, will have an arrival test automatically scheduled for them.

The Bermuda Government will email the traveller their approved Travel Authorisation. All travellers must have an electronic or paper copy of the travel authorisation to travel. If you do not receive your Travel Authorisation email, check your junk/spam folder to make sure the travel authorisation is not there.

Step 3b: If you intend to take a pre-travel test, your application will be stored until the departure date listed on your application. Four days before your scheduled departure to Bermuda, you will receive a reminder email to upload your pre-travel negative test result to complete your Travel Authorisation application. A link will be provided to allow you to return to your application form. You must submit your completed application at least 1 day before your scheduled departure. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by the Quarantine Authority.

If approved, the Quarantine Authority will email your approved Travel Authorisation. All travellers must have an electronic or paper copy of the Travel Authorisation to travel. If you do not receive your Travel Authorisation email, check your junk/spam folder to make sure the Travel Authorisation is not there.

Step 4: Upon arrival to Bermuda, have your Travel Authorisation available electronically or printed for scanning by port health and immigration.

Step 5: If you have an arrival test requirement, take your arrival test at your port of entry. If a traveller refuses to test on arrival, they will be expected to quarantine at their accommodation for 14 days. If they refuse to test after the 14 days, they will have to quarantine for a further 14 days.

For any queries, contact Bermuda's COVID hotline at +1 (441) 444-2498 or on Toll Free Number (1-833-570-2594) or via email at TAapprovals@gov.bm

 
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