Cruise Passenger Travel Authorisation

Effective 3 June 2022:

 

Cruise Ship Passengers may begin the Travel Authorization Application 1 month prior to embarkation date, and you are encouraged to apply as soon as your embarkation date is available.

 

1. All passengers MUST have an approved Bermuda Travel Authorisation (TA) before arriving at the embarkation terminal.

2. All passengers MUST be vaccinated, and are required to upload their vaccine card at time of application.  (For those traveling with children, complete your TA application first, then attend to your children.)

3. All passengers over the age of 2 years – MUST submit an application and pay the $40.00 fee by Mastercard or Visa.

4. Travel Authorization are reviewed and prioritized by embarkation date.

5. All passengers MUST have a negative COVID-19 test result to show at the embarkation terminal, along with their APPROVED Travel Authorization (see below for Accepted Test types).”

 

Travel Requirements for: Visitors Arriving as Cruise Ship Passengers

All Bermuda visitors arriving as cruise ship passengers aged 2 and over require an approved Travel Authorisation.

Children under 2 years old do not need to apply for a Travel Authorisation.

All non-resident passengers aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to be landed in Bermuda.

Unvaccinated children aged 11 and under are welcome to enter Bermuda with a vaccinated parent or guardian. Those children will take on the vaccination status of the parent or guardian travelling with them and will be allowed off of the ship.

Unvaccinated cruise ship passengers aged 12 years and up click here for more information on travel requirements for Bermuda. Unvaccinated cruise ship passengers 12 years and over must remain on the ship.

Summary table of travel requirements for cruise ship passengers landing in Bermuda:

 

Passenger Category
 

Cruise voyage where ship takes 4 days or less to arrive to Bermuda from embarkation port

Cruise voyage where ship takes longer than 4 days to arrive to Bermuda from embarkation port

Fully Vaccinated Cruise Ship Passengers

Travel Authorisation required. Application fee $40.

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

 OR

Supervised antigen up to 2 days before embarkation

 

Travel Authorisation required. Application fee $40.

COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before embarkation

 OR

Supervised antigen up to 2 days before embarkation

AND

COVID-19 NAAT or supervised antigen test up to 2 days before disembarking in Bermuda

Unvaccinated Cruise Ship Passengers 11 years old and under

Travel Authorisation required. Application fee $40.

COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before embarkation

Unvaccinated children 11 years and under travelling with fully vaccinated parents will be allowed off the ship.

Travel Authorisation required. Application fee $40.

COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before embarkation

AND

Supervised PCR or supervised antigen test up to 2 days before arriving in Bermuda.

Unvaccinated children 11 years and under travelling with fully vaccinated parents will be allowed off the ship.

Passenger Children under 2

No travel Authorisation and no testing required

No travel Authorisation and no testing required


Vaccination Requirements

Passengers 12 years old and older must be fully vaccinated to travel to Bermuda. Click here for Bermuda’s definition of fully vaccinated.

Pre-Travel Test Requirements

All passengers must take a COVID-19 test before entering Bermuda and show the negative result to the cruise line at embarkation so that they can confirm it meets the requirements.

The requirements for a valid pre-travel test and details of the COVID-19 NAAT tests accepted in Bermuda are outlined here.

 

Cruise voyages that take 4 days or less to get to Bermuda from embarkation port:

Fully vaccinated passengers may take either a COVID-19 NAAT (PCR, LAMP or TMA) test no more than 4 days before embarkation, or a supervised antigen test no more than 2 days before embarkation.

Unvaccinated passengers must take a COVID-19 NAAT test taken no more than 4 days before embarkation (supervised antigen tests are not accepted for unvaccinated passengers as a pre-travel test). Cruise lines may also require a supervised antigen test at embarkation in the terminal or at embarkation on the cruise ship.

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

Cruise voyages that take more than 4 days to get to Bermuda from the embarkation port:

All passengers regardless of vaccination status must undergo a further supervised antigen or COVID-19 NAAT on-board, by the ships medical team, no more than 2 days before passengers are to come ashore in Bermuda. 

Instructions for Your Travel Authorisation Application:

Step 1: Up to a month before your cruise is due to arrive in 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.

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.

Step 3: Pay $40 to complete your application. While you can submit your completed application up to 1 day before your scheduled departure, please submit at least 2 weeks before embarkation. Do not leave this until the last minute and do not leave it until you arrive at the port. 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 show at embarkation along with a copy of their negative pre-departure test. If you do not receive your Travel Authorisation email, check your junk/spam folder to make sure the Travel Authorisation is not there.

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

 
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