Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Travelers

We welcome visitors and returning residents to Bermuda.

Our island home has always been a precious resource set apart by its geographic location and way of life. Over the past few months, we’ve been dedicated to protecting our community and pristine destination for our residents and guests to enjoy for years to come. When you are ready, we look forward to extending a warm welcome.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bermuda Government has put in place traveller protocols, which include the requirement for both visitors and residents to apply for a Travel Authorization.

The Quarantine Authority (Minister of Health) of Bermuda, as per paragraph 6 of the Quarantine (COVID-19) (No.3) Order requires visitors to have a negative pre-departure test result to travel to Bermuda, taken no more than 7 days before departure. As of 11 July 2020 visitors without a negative pre-departure test result cannot obtain Travel Authorization. This applies to all visitors who have been in a country classified by the WHO as having community transmission of COVID-19 (this includes the US, UK and Canada).

Residents who do not wish to test when on the island, will quarantine in their room for 14 days and will be required to wear a quarantine bracelet to assist with monitoring. If at 14 days they wish to be tested and it is negative, they will no longer be quarantined. If on day 14 they do not wish to be tested, they will quarantine in their room for another 14 days, wearing the quarantine electronic bracelet.

Apply for the Bermuda Travel Authorization

I live in Bermuda as a citizen, PRC or work permit holder: 

Resident Travel Authorization

 

I am visiting on holiday or business:

Visitor Travel Authorization 

Frequently asked Questions

While the above protocols hopefully capture most of the information required, we always know there are specific circumstances that may arise.

We hope we have answered your questions in our Traveller Frequently Asked Questions

We have provided answers to the Travel Authorization Application process in our: Travel Authorization Technical Support FAQ’s.

 

Government Protocols for Travelers

Travelers are to comply with the following Bermuda Government protocols:

Pre-departure — A traveller (residents and visitors) must:

  • Complete the Bermuda Travel Authorization process online, which gathers important information for the island’s health and immigration officials; a $75 fee is required, which includes the cost of the PCR COVID-19 testing in Bermuda. For Technical Support, visit our Travel Authorization Application Technical Support FAQ’s or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on +1(441)444-2498 or email coronavirus@gov.bm.
  • NOTE: Children 9 and younger do not have to be tested at any point, so will be charged a reduced fee of $30 for their Travel Authorization. Children 10-17 must receive parental consent to be tested. If consent is denied, the young traveller must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.
  • Visitors must take a certified PCR COVID-19 test, ideally within 72 hours of departure, but no more than seven days, and obtain a negative result. This applies to adults and children aged 10 and up. Children who are 9-years-old and younger are exempt and are subject to their adult travel companion’s quarantine.
  • Residents are not required to get a PCR COVID-19 test before traveling to Bermuda, but must quarantine for three days on arrival. As of Saturday, 25th July residents without a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test will be required to quarantine for four (4) days.Residents include work permit holders.
  • Wear face masks when traveling to the departure airport.
  • Wear face masks and practice physical distancing at the departure airport.

Additionally, a pre-departure traveller (resident and visitor) should:

  • A visitor should acquire health insurance covering illness and injury outside of his/her home jurisdiction, including those related to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis while in Bermuda. If this is not obtained, a visitor will be responsible for all health and accommodation costs if treatment and/or quarantine is required; including costs related to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis while in Bermuda
  • Pack a thermometer

In Flight — During the flight, travelers (residents and visitors) must:

  • Wear a face mask while on the plane
  • Practice physical distancing to the greatest extent possible

Upon Arrival — Upon arrival, travelers (residents and visitors) must:

  • Show a copy of your Travel Authorization. If you do not have a printer, have ready a charged phone or tablet to show your Travel Authorization.
  • Visitors must present a copy of the pre-departure PCR COVID-19 negative test result to health officers on request.
  • All travelers (residents and visitors) will undergo PCR COVID-19 testing at the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport. Those with a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test will quarantine at home or at their accommodation until results are ready (turnaround time between 6 to 8 hours in most cases, when arrival happens during the day, but can take longer).This applies to adults and children ages 10 and up. Children less than 10 years-old are exempt from the PCR COVID-19 test.
  • Residents who do not have a pre-departure negative PCR COVID-19 test result must quarantine for three days after arrival in your home or the room of your accommodation and must wear a quarantine electronic bracelet. You will be tested on day three and will be released from quarantine with a negative test result. As of Saturday, 25th July residents without a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test will be required to quarantine for four (4) days. If you did take a PCR COVID-19 test before departure, and receive the results during your first three days in Bermuda (and they are negative), you will be released from quarantine. You will still have to test on day 8 and day 14.
  • Wear a face mask and practice physical distancing to the greatest extent possible

On-island Experience – When enjoying Bermuda, travelers (visitors and residents) must:

  • Practice physical distancing, good hygiene and mask wearing in all public spaces where there is close contact with others, including on all public transport (taxis, ferries and buses).
  • Monitor your health and take your temperature twice per day. Record your symptoms and temperature on the Symptoms and Temperature Log. If your temperature is over 100.4F or 38 C please contact the public health team on covid19surv@gov.bm
  • Residents without a pre-departure negative PCR Test result must test on day 3, on day 8 and again on day 14.
  • Travelers (visitors and residents) with a pre-departure negative PCR COVID-19 result must test on day four, day eight and on day 14. You can find information about testing locations here. Results of the PCR COVID-19 test will be emailed to you.

COVID-19 Positive Test Result

If a traveller (resident or visitor) becomes COVID-19 positive, is a close contact of a positive person, is symptomatic, or if a traveller is clinically diagnosed at any point, they will be subject to public-health (COVID-19) regulations and will be isolated at their accommodation for up to 14 days.