Bermuda has a well-earned reputation as one of the safest destinations in the world during the coronavirus pandemic. The island's rigorous preventative measures include requiring a negative PCR COVID-19 test from visitors no more than five days before travel, as well as testing upon arrival and at various points throughout their stay.
Bermuda-bound travellers have many options for fulfilling their pre-departure testing requirement, including a variety of convenient testing partnerships available within the U.S.
On island, all necessary tests are automatically scheduled for travellers. Details, testing times and locations are emailed directly to each individual traveller, ensuring a safe and worry-free experience from the time visitors arrive through their journey home.
Immunised Travellers: must continue to abide by all pre-departure protocols and on-island traveller testing schedule. New guidance for immunised travellers awaiting arrival testing can be found here.
Current Testing Protocols
Bermuda-bound travellers including all visitors and returning residents must take a PCR COVID-19 test and obtain a negative result up to five days before travel. All incoming travellers are also tested when they arrive by air or sea, and automatically booked to be tested again on day 4, 8 and 14. Results are typically returned within 24 hours. See the latest traveller protocols here.
Pre-Departure Testing Options
Once you receive a negative PCR COVID test result, you are free to travel to Bermuda, with the expectation you'll wear a mask, socially distance and adhere to any other guidelines currently in place. While there are many ways to obtain the test needed for travel to Bermuda, the Bermuda Tourism Authority has collaborated with partners, OpenClear, Costco and AZOVA in the U.S., to provide three reliable testing options that are in line with Bermuda's health protocols for visitors as well as residents of Bermuda returning home.
TESTING FOR DEPARTING TRAVELLERS
Most travellers returning to the United States, United Kingdom or Canada will have their outbound testing requirements met within the existing testing regime with testing on arrival and again on days 4, 8 and 14. Any visitor in need of an outbound test not covered by the existing testing programme, is automatically booked for a return home test. These will be matched with the 72-hour requirement for test results on the way out. Should the time or location of a test not suit you, please call the COVID hotline to reschedule on (441) 444 – 2498. Learn more.
On-Island Private Testing Options
The below providers offer private on-island testing:
- Dr. Arlene Basden with Bermuda Medical
- Dr. Amne Osseyran with Island Health Services
- Dr. Desiree Spriggs with Helix Genetic and Scientific Solutions