Mariner's Travel Authorisation

Effective March 7, 2022:

Travel Requirements for: Visitors Arriving on a Pleasure Craft or Super Yacht

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

All Bermuda visitors arriving by pleasure craft or super yacht aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. Click here for Bermuda’s definition of fully vaccinated.

Unvaccinated children 11 and under can enter Bermuda with a vaccinated parent or guardian. Those children will take on the vaccination status of the parent or guardian travelling with them.

Unaccompanied minors aged 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated.

Please note that, for visitors aged 12 and older and vaccinated children under 12, both proof of vaccination and a negative pre-travel test (see table below for details) must be uploaded in order to obtain Travel Authorisation.

You can apply for your Travel Authorisation up to 30 days before your departure by uploading your vaccination card and paying the $40. You will receive an email closer to your departure date reminding you to upload your negative COVID-19 test result.

Travellers arriving by air to join a pleasure craft or superyacht should apply as a traveller arriving by air through the Resident Traveller Authorisation here or the Visitor Traveller Authorisation here.

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

Passenger Category

Travel Application and Pre-Travel Test Requirements

Requirements on Arrival

Fully Vaccinated Travellers 12 years and over

Travel Authorisation required. Application is $40.

Proof of vaccination

AND

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

 OR

Supervised antigen test up to 2 days before departure

No on island testing required

Traveller can get off the boat on arrival

Children 2- 11 years old

Travel Authorisation required. Application is $40.

If unvaccinated:

Mandatory COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before departure

 

If fully vaccinated:

Proof of vaccination

AND

COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before departure

 OR

Supervised antigen test up to 2 days before departure

Unvaccinated children travelling with vaccinated parents/guardians can get off the boat on arrival.

Vaccinated children can get off the boat on arrival

Children under 2 years

Travel Authorisation not required

Testing not required


Pre-Travel Test Requirements

All visitors aged 2 and older must take a COVID-19 test before entering Bermuda and upload the negative result to their Travel Authorisation application form.

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

Unvaccinated children 2 to 11 years old must take a COVID-19 NAAT test taken no more than 4 days before departure (supervised antigen tests are not accepted for unvaccinated travellers)

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

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

Testing and Quarantine

Vaccinated Travellers:

Upon arrival to Bermuda, vaccinated travellers have no further testing requirements.

Accompanied unvaccinated minors travelling with fully vaccinated parents/guardians have no on island testing requirements.

Unvaccinated Residents Travelling by Sea on a Pleasure Craft or Super Yacht

Unvaccinated residents are required to:

  • get a departure PCR test (departure day = day 0)
  • quarantine for 4 days, minus days at sea between last port to Bermuda and arrival to Bermuda (e.g., If the yacht sailed for 3 days to Bermuda, quarantine remaining is 1 day)
  • exit quarantine only to get quarantine PCR exit test, then return to quarantine
  • upon receipt of a negative quarantine exit test, they can go about Bermuda
  • get a day 10 supervised antigen test

Accompanied unvaccinated minors travelling with fully vaccinated parents/guardians have no on island testing requirements.

Outbound tests for Visitors

If a visitor’s country of origin requires a test in order to return, it will automatically be scheduled and provided before they leave Bermuda.

An outbound supervised antigen test will automatically be booked for the day before a visitor’s scheduled departure from Bermuda (per the departure date entered on their Travel Authorisation).

An outbound PCR test will automatically be scheduled 2 days before a visitor’s scheduled departure date if that was selected on the Travel Authorisation application form.

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

Special cases: Visitors 12 years and over who have a medical contraindication to COVID-19 vaccines can click here for more information.

Instructions for Your Travel Authorisation Application:

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 upload proof of vaccination.

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.

Step 4: Your application will be stored until the departure date listed on your application. Four days before your scheduled arrival 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.

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

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

 
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