Information for Travellers
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9:55 am AST
Bermuda is open and welcoming visitors back to the island.
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 to you out here.
Visitors are to comply with the following Bermuda Government protocols:
Pre-departure — A traveller must:
- One to three days before departure, complete the Bermuda Travel Authorisation process online which gathers important information for the island’s health and immigration officials; a $75 fee per traveller is required, which includes the cost of all COVID-19 testing in Bermuda. Only MasterCard and Visa are accepted. 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
- Visitors must take a PCR COVID-19 test and obtain a negative result no more than five days before arrival. The day of testing is day 0. This applies to adults and children aged 10 and up. Children who are nine years old and younger are exempt and are subject to their adult travel companion’s quarantine. Children 10-17 must receive parental consent to be tested. If consent is denied, the young traveller must quarantine for 14 days on arrival. 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.
Travellers to Bermuda have a variety of easy-to-use and approved testing options available to them. Click here to learn more.
- Wear face masks and practise physical distancing at the departure airport.
Additionally, a traveller should:
- Acquire health insurance covering illness and injury outside of your 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 should they require treatment and/or quarantine, including costs related to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis in Bermuda
- Pack a thermometer
In Flight — During flight, travellers must:
- Wear a face mask while on the plane
- Practise physical distancing to the extent possible
Upon Arrival — Upon arrival, 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.
- Present a copy of the pre-departure COVID-19 negative test result taken no more than 5 days before departure. The day you test, is day 0.
- 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 their accommodation until results are ready (turnaround time is approximately 24 hours for most results, though results may take longer depending on arrival time).This applies to adults and children ages 10 and up. Children less than 10 years old are exempt from the PCR COVID-19 test.
- Effective December 8, all returning residents and visitors 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.
- Wear a face mask and practise physical distancing to the greatest extent possible.
- Attention United Kingdom travellers: Effective December 24, 2020, visitors and returning residents travelling to Bermuda from the UK even with a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 PCR test result, will be required to quarantine in their accommodation for four days and cannot be released from quarantine until they have a Day 4 negative test result. This new protocol will also apply to those who have travelled in the UK anytime in the 14 days prior to arrival in Bermuda.
On-island Experience — When enjoying Bermuda, travellers must:
- Practise physical distancing, hygiene and mask-wearing in all public spaces where there is close contact with others, including on all public transport (taxis, ferries and buses). Simultaneously, we’re working to increase contactless payment methods
- Take your own temperature twice per day and report via online application/portal
- Take a COVID-19 test, administered on Day 4, Day 8 and Day 14 at testing centres (Perot Post Office, City of Hamilton Mon–Sat; Southside, St. David’s Sun). 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). Note: For subsequent on-island tests, Day 0 is the day you arrive in Bermuda.
- Comply with restrictions on gatherings to a maximum of 25 people, with physical distancing in place.
- Adhere to A Traveller's First 14 Days in Bermuda guidance and protocols
Travellers should review all travel protocols and requirements in place at the arrival destination:
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. Learn more.
Bermuda Hotels Open
Bermuda boasts a variety of pristine, spacious resorts and clean, comfortable cottages that will be open to host guests beginning in July. Beautiful views, plenty of room, safe and healthy service await:
|Hotel Name||Target Opening Date|
|Aunt Nea's Inn||Open|
|Blue Horizons Guest House||Open|
|Coco Reef Resort||Open|
|Coral Beach Club||Open|
|Edgehill Manor Guest House||Open|
|Little Pomander Guest House||Open|
|Newstead Belmont Hills Resort||Open|
|The Reefs Club||Open|
|Rosemont Guest Suites||Open|
|Royal Palms Hotel||Open|
|The Sandpiper Guest Apartments||Open|
|The Loren Hotel||Open|
|Hamilton Princess & Beach Club||Open|
|Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa||Open|
|Grotto Bay Beach Resort||Open|
Targeted Opening Date:
|Hotel Name||Target Opening Date|
|The Reefs Resort||03/18/2021|
|Pompano Beach Resort||03/15/2021|
|The Oxford House||03/30/2021|
|St. Regis Bermuda||05/22/2021|
|Bermudiana Beach Resort||07/01/2021|
COVID-19 Positive Test Result
If a traveller 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 quarantined or isolated, as appropriate, at their accommodation for up to 14 days. Each property will provide guidance on its parameters for handling positive cases, including, in many instances, offering a quarantine room at the same property at no additional cost for rate-paying guests.
Anyone who becomes COVID-19 positive, or whom health authorities believe could be positive, will be fitted with an Aqua electronic bracelet to assist with isolation/quarantine.
Links to Useful Resources
- Flight Schedules
- Bermuda-Bound Traveller Testing Options
- New York City: OpenClear Expedited COVID Testing
- Costco PCR Covid Testing Kits
- Bermuda Visitor FAQs
- Airport and Air Service Information
- Bermuda Government COVID-19 Facts
- A Traveller's First 14 Days
- WeHealth Bermuda
- Travel Testing FAQs
Plan Your Trip
For trip planning ideas and safe, responsible ways to experience the island, see our guide for Bermuda-bound travellers.