Mariner's Travel Authorisation

Effective August 22, 2022:

Bermuda Entry Requirements for: Mariners Arriving on a Pleasure Craft or Super Yacht

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.
  3. If unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, have proof of travel health insurance ready to upload to your application. Click here for the requirements for a valid proof of travel health insurance.

Note: Unvaccinated children 11 years and under travelling with fully vaccinated parents/guardians can upload their guardian’s vaccination certificate instead of proof of travel health insurance.

  1. Take a COVID-19 test at a testing facility no more than two days before departure (fully vaccinated travelers can take a PCR test up to 4 days before departure). Children under 2 years old do not need to test. Click here for the requirements for a valid pre-travel test. Upload your negative test result certificate to application.

How to Apply for a Travel Authorisation

Step 1: Up to a month before your boat 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, 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) or proof of travel health insurance (if unvaccinated). Unvaccinated children 11 years and under travelling with fully vaccinated parents/guardians can upload their guardian’s vaccination certificate instead of proof of travel health insurance.

Step 3: 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.

Non-residents who do not submit a valid vaccine certificate or valid proof of health insurance will be notified by email and will be given the opportunity to submit a valid document. If a traveller cannot submit a valid proof of travel health insurance or a vaccination certificate, they will be denied a Travel Authorisation and will not be able to travel to Bermuda.

Step 4: 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. 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-departure 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.

Step 5: Upon arrival to Bermuda, have your Travel Authorisation available electronically or printed for scanning by port health and immigration.

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 and Quarantine Requirements on Arrival in Bermuda

Fully Vaccinated Mariners:

Upon arrival to Bermuda, vaccinated mariners have no further testing nor quarantine requirements and may enter Bermuda.

Unvaccinated/Not Fully Vaccinated Mariners:

[ARP1] Within 24 hours of arrival to Bermuda, unvaccinated mariners must take a supervised antigen test and quarantine whilst awaiting the result. Click here for places to get tested. If the test result is negative, you may exit quarantine. You must still go to your pre-scheduled test on day 4. The Quarantine Authority may require quarantine of up to 14 days if a person refuses to test.

Outbound Tests

If a mariner indicates in their Travel Authorisation application that they require an outbound test to leave Bermuda, it will automatically be scheduled.

If the mariner has selected an outbound supervised antigen test, it will automatically be booked for the day before a mariner’s scheduled departure from Bermuda (per the departure date entered on their Travel Authorisation).

If the mariner has selected an outbound PCR test, it will automatically be scheduled 2 days before the mariner’s scheduled departure from Bermuda (per the departure date entered on their Travel Authorisation)

Mariners will receive a test reminder email telling them where and when to attend their outbound test. These tests are included in the Travel Authorisation fee

Summary table of travel requirements for mariners arriving by pleasure craft or super yacht:

Passenger Category

Travel Application and Pre-Travel Test Requirements

Testing and Quarantine Requirements on Arrival

Fully Vaccinated Mariners

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  

No on island testing required

Mariner can get off the boat on arrival

Unvaccinated or Not Fully Vaccinated Mariners

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

3. Proof of travel health insurance 

Quarantine on arrival, take a supervised antigen test within 24 hours of arrival, return to quarantine. If the test comes back negative, you exit quarantine early. You must also take a 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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