Crew Requirements

Effective March 7, 2022:

Travel Requirements for: Working Crew Arriving by Air or Sea

All working crew arriving by air or sea must complete a Travel Authorisation attaching their vaccination status. This includes cruise ship crew and cargo crew, with the following exceptions:

The following cargo ship, cruise ship, commercial aircraft and non-resident air ambulance crew are exempt from the requirements of the Quarantine Order if:

  • they are staying in Bermuda less than 24 hours, or,
  • they are commercial crew doing a sea to air transfer.

There are no Travel Authorisation or COVID-19 testing requirements for exempt crew. However, they must quarantine in hotel room or ship until departure from Bermuda.

All Other Working Crew

Pleasure Craft/Super Yacht Crew Transfers Air to Sea, please complete a Visitor Traveller Authorisation by clicking here.

Pleasure Craft/Super Yacht Crew Transfers Sea to Air, please complete a Mariner Traveller Authorisation by clicking here.

Vaccinated Working Crew and Vaccinated “Dead Head” Crew staying in Bermuda more than 24 hours:

  • Complete a Crew Travel Authorisation by clicking the “Apply for Travel Authorisation” button below.
    • Upload proof of full vaccination. Click here for Bermuda’s definition of a fully vaccinated traveller.
    • Upload a pre-travel COVID-19 test. Fully vaccinated crew may get either a COVID-19 NAAT (PCR, LAMP or TMA) test within 4 days of travel or supervised antigen test within 2 days of travel

Unvaccinated Working and unvaccinated “Dead Head” Crew:

  • Complete a Crew Travel Authorisation by clicking the “Apply for Travel Authorisation” button below.
    • Upload a COVID-19 test taken within 4 days of arrival. Click here for Bermuda’s rules regarding valid COVID-19 NAAT tests.
  • Complete a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Bermuda
  • Quarantine in hotel room until departure from Bermuda

Cruise ship Crew and Cargo Crew

  • Crew member and or cruise line administration will upload each crew member’s vaccination card and negative Covid-19 test result (a NAAT test taken no more than 4 days prior to travel or a supervised antigen test taken no more than 2 days prior travel to Bermuda) during the Travel Authorisation application process,

  • All crew must have an approved Travel Authorisation before the cruise ship departs from the homeport terminal.

  • All crew must be fully vaccinated to travel to Bermuda

  • Crew who would like shore leave must take a supervised antigen test one day before arrival in Bermuda

  • Cruise ship crew only: All crew follow CDC testing guidance by color status

  • Crew unable to do a supervised antigen test on the vessel must make arrangements for testing on arrival

Instructions for Your Travel Authorisation Application:

Step 1: Up to one month prior to your trip to Bermuda, you may begin your travel authorisation application form by click the “Apply for Travel Authorisation” button at the bottom of this page.

Step 2: Complete the application form and upload proof of vaccination.

Step 3: Complete and save your Travel Authorisation application. Before saving your application, please verify that the email address entered on your application form is correct.

Step 4: Your application will be stored until the departure date listed on your application. Four days before your scheduled arrival in Bermuda, you will receive a reminder email to upload your pre-travel negative test result to complete your Travel Authorisation application. You may submit your application up until 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.

Non-residents 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 denied a Travel Authorisation and will not be able to travel to Bermuda

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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