Bermuda (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 PCR must be presented
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine is required to those residents without a negative pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 11.01.2021
1. Passengers and airline crew must have an approved travel authorization obtained at most 3 days before departure. The authorization can be obtained at and must be presented at time of departure.
– This does not apply to airline crew who stay for less than 24 hours.
2. Residents of Bermuda are subject to medical screening and quarantine. For more details, please refer to the website .
3. Passengers and airline crew arriving from the United Kingdom, or who have visited the United Kingdom in the past 14 days are subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test on arrival and quarantine for 4 days. They will only be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test done on day 4.
4. Airline crew who stay for less than 24 hours are subject to quarantine in a hotel room until their next flight.


Detailed Tourist Information

Effective 24th December 2020: all travellers to Bermuda who are arriving from the United Kingdom or who have visited the United Kingdom in the 14 days before they arrive in Bermuda must quarantine in their accommodation for four days. They may only be released from quarantine after the receiving a negative result from the Day 4 COVID-19 test all travellers to the island must take. In this case, the quaratine relates to the property at which the traveller is staying not a single room.

Effective 25th December 2020: The price of quarantine monitoring bracelets issued on arrival to returning residents without a valid pre-departure test will increase to $300.

If you are from a country the WHO has classified as having community transmission of COVID-19, you must obtain Travel Authorisation, and this requires a negative pre-departure test result taken no more than 7 days before departure. Eligible travelers must fill out a screening form, show proof of health insurance, undergo further COVID-19 testing upon arrival and quarantine until the results are ready.

For the latest information, read the Bermuda Government’s protocols for travelers.

Lockdown Details

Due to the changing COVID-19 situation in Bermuda, as of 18th February 2021 has updated restrictions, which are summarised below:

Persons must not gather in groups of more than 25 persons, whether in public or private.

Persons wishing to gather in groups of more than 25 persons must apply to the Minister of National Security.

Gyms, Exercise Facilities, Health Clubs, and Dance Studios
All gym employees must wear a mask while at work and physical distancing must be maintained.

Events and Gatherings
The Events and Gatherings guidance page contains the information you need to review when holding events and gatherings. In order to hold an event or gathering larger than the permitted 25 person maximum, an exemption from the Minister of National Security is required. The form that must be completed in order to apply for an exemption is included within this guidance.

Movie Theatres, Museums, Libraries and similar public venues
The Ministry of Health has published minimal guidance for all movie theatres and similar venues. Venues may adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all employees and customers.

Bars and Nightclubs
Indoor facilities at bars and nightclubs are closed.

Existing outdoor bars are permitted to operate with table service only.

Every liquor licensed business must close at 11 pm.

The full guidance is available here: Guidance for Nightclubs and Bars.

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