What is recent recovery?

What is recent recovery?

Residents of Bermuda can provide a declaration of recovery from a COVID-19 infection within six months of arrival in Bermuda in lieu of vaccination. A recently recovered traveller is a resident who has documented proof of a recovery no more than 6 months (180 days) before arrival to Bermuda: 

Residents who have recovered from COVID-19 up to 6 months (180 days) before arrival should upload a declaration of recovery meeting the following criteria: 

  • A positive test result certified by a licensed healthcare provider, laboratory, pharmacy or public health official, where the positive test date is less than 180 days before the arrival date and a negative test result is obtained more than 10 days after the positive result. **


  • A signed letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official that states they have been cleared for travel OR that clears the holder to end isolation (e.g., to return to work or school, even if travel isn’t specifically mentioned in the letter).
  • Either the positive test result or the letter constitute the “declaration of recovery”. The letter must meet the criteria below.
    • The letter must have information that identifies the traveller (name and date of birth) and that matches the personal identifiers on their passport or other travel documents.
    • The letter must be signed and dated on official letterhead that contains the name, address, and phone number of the licensed healthcare provider or public health official who signed the letter.
    • The letter must confirm the COVID-19 diagnosis and state the end of isolation date or recovery date. The date of the positive test confirming the diagnosis must be less than 180 days from the scheduled arrival date to Bermuda,

** Note: A traveller who persistently tests positive for COVID-19 after 10 days  must apply for an exemption to return to Bermuda while testing positive for COVID-19.