Effective Sunday, 20th June 2021, Bermuda requires unimmunised incoming travellers to quarantine for 14 days at a Quarantine Hotel at their expense.
Eligible persons may complete the quarantine period at home if they are able to safely isolate from others and receive written approval from the Ministry of Health. If a person is exempt from the Quarantine Hotel, they may be required to wear a quarantine bracelet and will be visited by the Royal Bermuda Regiment.
Unimmunised, unaccompanied minor children (17 and younger) will automatically be exempted through the application for the Travel Authorisation from the Quarantine Hotel and will be able to quarantine at home.
Eligibility for Government Paid Quarantine Hotel
Eligible persons may complete the quarantine period at a quarantine hotel that is paid for by Government if they are persons with Bermuda status (this includes students) who left Bermuda before 6th May 2021 and have not returned to Bermuda since that date and having last been in Bermuda on or after 1st July 2020. This will be in effect until 30th September 2021. Please apply for this exemption
Eligible persons for exemptions from a quarantine hotel or payment for the quarantine hotel are:
|Exemption Category||Definition||Proof / document requirements|
(0 – 17 years by the date of travel)
Aged 17 years or younger on the date arriving to Bermuda.
Includes minors travelling with a non-parent / non-guardian. The non-parent/non-guardian adult must quarantine if eligible, but the minor can go to their home to quarantine.
|Passport photo page|
(certified by a physician or psychologist)
Certified by a licenced Physician, Psychologist or local health insurer
a. Persons returning from medical care
b. Persons with a diagnosed health condition that would present medical risk during a 14 day quarantine hotel stay
c. Persons who require health supervision during the 14 day quarantine
d. Persons who are dependent on someone else for care or support for physical or mental health challenges
|Health certificate from licenced Medical Doctor or registered Psychologist or Local health insurer
Submission of documents authorizes the Ministry of Health to verify authenticity
|Caregiver of medically vulnerable traveller||A person who accompanies a certified medically vulnerable Person||
Passport photo page of medically vulnerable traveller
Proof of accompanying medical traveller, e.g. travel booking/itinerary, medical certificate, or insurer letter
|Eligible persons may complete the quarantine period at a quarantine hotel that is paid for by Government if they are persons with Bermuda status (this includes students) who left Bermuda before 6th May 2021 and have not return to Bermuda since that date and having last been in Bermuda on or after 1st July 2020. This will be in effect until 30th September 2021.||Proof of having left Bermuda prior to 6th May 2021, e.g. passport stamp, travel itinerary, boarding pass, notarized letter|
To quarantine at home, eligible persons must apply for an exemption from the Minister of Health through this online form.
To have the Bermuda Government pay for the Quarantine Hotel, eligible persons must apply for an exemption from the Minister of Health through this online form.
Applicants must apply at least 7 days before their intended arrival.
Applications take up to 72 hours to process.
Medical emergency applications should be made by phone on (441) 444-2498 (select option 1).
Persons arriving in Bermuda without a Ministry of Health exemption must quarantine at a designated facility at the traveller’s expense until an exemption is granted. If needed, applications can also be processed by telephone by calling (441) 444-2498 (select option 1). Electronic communication will be required in order to submit the required documentation. Bermuda’s requirement to quarantine at a designated facility is in accordance with the Quarantine (Covid-19) (No.3) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2021.
NOTE: All travellers to Bermuda must have a Travel Authorisation.