Bermuda (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 PCR must be presented
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine required for some travelers.

Local Restrictions

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

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 25.06.2021
1. Passengers and airline crew must have an approved travel authorization obtained at most 3 days before departure. The authorization must be obtained at https://www.gov.bm/applying-bermuda-travel-authorisation and presented at time of departure.
– This does not apply to:
– residents of Bermuda who can complete it upon arrival. A fee of 1000 USD will have to be paid.
– passengers younger than 2 years;
– airline crew who stay for less than 24 hours.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 4 days before arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– residents of Bermuda;
– passengers younger than 2 years.
3. Passengers are subject to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at their own expense. The hotel must be booked at https://www.gov.bm/arrange-quarantine-hotel
– This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTec.
4. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
5. Airline crew who stay for less than 24 hours are subject to quarantine in a hotel room until their next flight.
– This does not apply to airline crew with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTec.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

All travellers to Bermuda who are arriving from Brazil, India or South Africa or who have visited Brazil, India or South Africa in the 14 days before they arrive in Bermuda must quarantine for fourteen days. If the traveller is immunised, they may quarantine at the property where the traveller is accommodated. If the traveller is not immunized they must quarantine in their room. They may only be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result from the Day 14 COVID-19 test.

PRE-DEPARTURE — ALL TRAVELLERS MUST:

Complete the Bermuda Travel Authorisation process online one to three days before departure; a $75 fee per traveller is required, which includes the cost of all COVID-19 testing in Bermuda. Each passenger must have a form completed regardless of age. NOTE: Children 9 and younger do not have to be tested at any point, and their Travel Authorisation fee is $30. Travel Authorisation FAQ

Effective through June 5, 2021: All travellers aged 10 and up must take a PCR COVID-19 test and obtain a negative result no more than five days before arrival in Bermuda. The day of testing is day 0. Test results must be entered as part of the online travel authorization process and be presented upon arrival in Bermuda. Visitors without a pre-departure test will not be able to obtain Travel Authorisation and enter Bermuda. Children aged 10-17 must receive parental consent to be tested. If consent is denied, the young traveller must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Effective June 6, 2021: All travellers aged 10 and up must take a PCR COVID-19 test and obtain a negative result no more than four days before arrival in Bermuda. The day of testing is day 0. Test results must be entered as part of the online travel authorization process and be presented upon arrival in Bermuda. Visitors without a pre-departure test will not be able to obtain Travel Authorisation and enter Bermuda. Children aged 10-17 must receive parental consent to be tested. If consent is denied, the young traveller must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Wear face masks and practise physical distancing at the departure airport.
Additionally, travellers are encouraged to pack a thermometer and acquire health insurance covering illness and injury outside of their home jurisdiction, including related to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis while in Bermuda.

UPON ARRIVAL AT L.F. WADE AIRPORT — ALL TRAVELLERS MUST:

Show a copy of your Travel Authorisation. If you do not have a printer, have ready a charged phone or tablet to show your Travel Authorisation.

If arriving through June 5, 2021: Present a copy of the pre-departure COVID-19 negative test result obtained no more than five days before arriving in Bermuda.

If arriving on or after June 6, 2021: Present a copy of the pre-departure COVID-19 negative test result obtained no more than four days before arriving in Bermuda.

Undergo PCR COVID-19 testing at the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport. This applies to adults and children ages 10 and up. Children less than 10 years old are exempt from the PCR COVID-19 test.

After completing arrival testing at L.F. Wade International Airport, all travellers are required to head directly to their pre-booked accommodation to await arrival testing results. No other stops are permitted.

ON-ISLAND, IMMUNISED TRAVELLERS MUST:

Immunised visitors should head directly to their pre-booked accommodation after completing arrival testing at L.F. Wade International Airport. Immunised residents should head directly to their residence. No other stops are permitted.

Immunised travellers are welcome to enjoy the available amenities at their accommodation while awaiting their arrival PCR COVID-19 result (typically, 24 hours or less). Travellers should contact their accommodation directly for a list of available amenities.

After the immunised traveller’s negative arrival test is received, the traveller’s movement is no longer restricted, and the traveller is permitted to move throughout the island in accordance with any regulations in place by the Government of Bermuda at the time of visit.

Practise physical distancing, hygiene and mask-wearing in all public spaces including on all public transport (taxis, ferries and buses).

Take your own temperature twice per day and report via online portal.

Day 4, 8 and 14 testing are still required. Immunised travellers must take a COVID-19 test, administered on Day 4, Day 8 and Day 14 at convenient testing centres across the island. The location and time of each of your tests will automatically be booked for you, so please do not arrange separate appointments. You will receive email reminders 24 hours before each test. To reschedule the time, please call the government’s COVID-19 hotline: 441/444-2498 (open 9 am–9pm).

Comply with restrictions on gatherings to a maximum of 10 people, with physical distancing in place.

*Please Note: Children aged 17 and under are not required to be immunised; however, children 10 and up are required to follow the same testing protocols as their parents while on island. Non-immunised children aged 17 or under assume the status of their adult companions. Children travelling with immunised adults are not subject to non-immunised traveller quarantines listed below.

ON-ISLAND, NON-IMMUNISED TRAVELLERS MUST:

Head directly to their pre-booked accommodation after completing arrival testing at L.F. Wade International Airport. No other stops are permitted.

Must quarantine at their accommodation for four days until receiving a negative result from the Day 4 COVID-19 test. In this case, quarantine relates to the property at which the traveller is staying, not a single room.

Are required to wear a Traveller Wristband for the first 14 days of their stay. Traveller Wristbands will be distributed during testing upon arrival. Travellers who do not wish to wear the wristband will be required to quarantine at their accommodation for 14 days.

After negative day 4 test results are received, the traveller’s movement is no longer
restricted, and the traveller is permitted to move throughout the island in accordance with any regulations in place by the Government of Bermuda at the time of visit.

Practise physical distancing, hygiene and mask-wearing in all public spaces including on all public transport (taxis, ferries and buses).

Take your own temperature twice per day and report via online portal.

Day 4, 8 and 14 testing are required. All travellers must take a COVID-19 test, administered on Day 4, Day 8 and Day 14 at convenient testing centres across the island. The location and time of each of your tests will automatically be booked for you, so please do not arrange separate appointments. You will receive email reminders 24 hours before each test. To reschedule the time, please call the government’s COVID-19 hotline: 441/444-2498 (open 9 am–9pm).

Comply with restrictions on gatherings to a maximum of 10 people, with physical distancing in place.

Children aged 17 or under are not required to be immunised. Non-immunised children aged 17 or under assume the status of their adult companions. Children travelling with non-immunised adults will be subject to quarantine. Children travelling with immunised adults are not subject to nonimmunised traveller quarantine. However, children 10 and up are required to follow the same testing protocols as their parents while on island.

EFFECTIVE JUNE 6, 2021, NON-IMMUNISED TRAVELLERS:

Will be subject to supervised quarantine for up to 14 days in one of three designated hotels at their own expense.

Pre-book your 14-day accommodation through the Res Qwest booking portal. Pre-paid booking must be made prior to arrival. Direct bookings through the hotel are not permitted.

Travellers can choose from three Government approved quarantine facilities:

-Coco Reef Resort, South Shore Paget
-Grotto Bay Beach Resort & Spa, Blue Hole Hill, Hamilton Parish
-Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Pitt’s Bay Road, Pembroke

EXEMPTIONS FOR NON-IMMUNISED RESIDENT TRAVELLERS

Non-immunised residents who fall under the following categories are exempt from mandatory supervised quarantine in a designated facility and therefore are allowed to quarantine at home:

Minors aged 17 years or younger travelling alone, parents travelling with a child 4 years old or younger.

Senior citizens aged 65 years or older will be able to apply to quarantine at home.

Persons who have a medical certificate from their doctor, persons who are certified for essential medical travel & persons whoare considered to be an essential medical companion for persons travelling for medical treatment will be able to apply to quarantine at home.

Residents who left Bermuda before May 6, 2021 and are unable to meet the requirements to be exempt due to the inability to access vaccinations overseas. This would apply to students or other Bermudians who are residing overseas temporarily and are returning to Bermuda on or after June 6th and therefore are unable to comply. Students or residents who cannot access vaccinations overseas, will not be required to pay for supervised quarantine and can apply to quarantine at home.

A maximum of two parents or guardians escorting a minor to an educational institution will be able to apply to quarantine at home as this travel is considered essential travel akin to accompanying a family member for medical treatment.

Those who do not fall under one of these categories and are not fully immunized, will be subject at this time, to mandatory supervised quarantine from June 6th at their own expense.
 

Lockdown Details

There is no curfew and the below guidance must be followed.

-Gatherings are limited to 100 persons max.

-Masks
-NOT required outdoors.
-ARE required indoors when not eating/drinking, or standing at a bar.
*However, immunised persons are not required to wear a mask when indoors with other immunised persons, except for in certain settings – e.g. spas, restaurants/bars
(when not eating/drinking or standing at a bar), schools, shops, etc.
-Persons with medical vulnerabilities should continue to wear masks if physical distancing cannot be maintained.

 

Sources

https://www.gotobermuda.com/bta/press-release/bermuda-tourism-authority-update
Data Source: covidcontrols.co