Residents

 

 

Effective August 22, 2022:

Bermuda Entry Requirements for: Residents, Work Permit Holders and Bermuda Status Holders.

All passengers over the age of 2 years MUST have an approved Bermuda Travel Authorisation (TA) before departure.

To receive an approved Travel Authorisation, you will need:

  1. A Mastercard or Visa credit card to pay the $40 Travel Authorisation application fee
  2. If fully vaccinated, have your vaccination certificate/card ready to upload to your application. Click here for Bermuda’s definition of fully vaccinated

Note: Unvaccinated children 11 years and under travelling with fully vaccinated parents/guardians can upload their guardian’s vaccination certificate

  1. OPTIONAL: Take a COVID-19 test at a testing facility no more than two before arrival (fully vaccinated travelers can take a PCR test up to 4 days before arrival). Click here for the requirements for a valid pre-travel test. Children under 2 years old do not need to test. Upload your negative test result certificate to application. If you choose not to take a pre-arrival test, you will have to be tested on arrival at the airport.

How to Apply for a Travel Authorisation

Step 1: Up to a month before you are due to arrive Bermuda, 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, citing yourself as their guardian.

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

Step 2: Complete the application form and upload proof of vaccination (if vaccinated). Unvaccinated children 11 years and under travelling with fully vaccinated parents/guardians can upload their guardian’s vaccination certificate.

Step 3: Indicate in your application if you intend to take a pre-arrival test. Fully vaccinated residents and their children 11 years and under 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.

Step 4: 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.

Step 5: If you intend to take a pre-travel test, your application will be stored until the arrival date listed on your application. Four days before your scheduled arrival to Bermuda, you will receive a reminder email to upload your pre-arrival 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 arrival. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by the Quarantine Authority.

If approved, the Quarantine Authority will email your approved Travel Authorisation. If you do not receive your Travel Authorisation email, check your junk/spam folder to make sure the Travel Authorisation is not there.

Travellers who do not submit a valid pre-arrival test result will be notified by email that their test is not valid and will be given the opportunity to submit a valid result. If a traveller cannot submit a valid test result, they will be expected to take a test on arrival.

Step 6: Upon arrival to Bermuda, have your Travel Authorisation available electronically or printed for scanning by port health and immigration.

Step 7: 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

 

Testing Requirements on Arrival to Bermuda

Fully vaccinated residents and their children 11 years and under, with a valid pre-arrival test:

Upon arrival to Bermuda, there are no further testing nor quarantine.

Fully vaccinated residents and their children 11 years and under, without a valid pre-arrival test:

Upon arrival in Bermuda, will take an antigen test on arrival.

Unvaccinated/Not Fully Vaccinated residents with a valid pre-arrival test:

No arrival test required, and no quarantine. Take a pre-scheduled Covid test on day 4 of your return (where arrival day is day 0). You will receive an email with the location, date and time of your test.

Unvaccinated/Not Fully Vaccinated residents without a valid pre-arrival test:

Take an antigen test on arrival. There is no quarantine. Take a pre-scheduled Covid test on day 4 of your return (where arrival day is day 0). You will receive an email with the location, date and time of your test.

Summary table of travel requirements for residents:

Passenger Category

Travel Application and Pre-Travel Test Requirements

Testing on Arrival

Fully Vaccinated Residents

And

Unvaccinated Children 11 years and under travelling with fully vaccinated guardian/parent

1. Approved Travel Authorisation

2. Negative Pre-departure test:

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

 OR

Supervised antigen up to 2 days before departure

3. Vaccination certificate/card  

If resident has a valid pre-arrival test:

No further testing required.

 

If resident does not have a valid pre-arrival test:

Antigen test on arrival

Unvaccinated or Not Fully Vaccinated Residents

1. Approved Travel Authorisation

2. Negative Pre-departure test:

COVID-19 NAAT test (PCR, LAMP or TMA) up to 2 days before embarkation

 OR

Supervised antigen up to 2 days before embarkation

 

If resident has a valid pre-arrival test:

PCR test 4 days after arrival.

 

If resident does not have a valid pre-arrival test:

Antigen test on arrival

PCR test 4 days after arrival.

Children under 2 years

Travel Authorisation and testing not required

Testing not required

 

 

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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