Information for Travellers
Friday, July 31, 2020
Wednesday, July 31, 2020 at 12:20pm ADT
Information for Bermuda-bound Travellers
Bermuda is open and welcoming visitors back to the island as of July 1, 2020.
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:
- Within 48 hours of 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. 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
- Ideally within 72 hours, but no more than seven days before departure, visitors must take a PCR COVID-19 test 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. 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. As of July 11, 2020, such visitors without a pre-departure test will not be able to obtain Travel Authorization and enter Bermuda.
- Wear face masks when travelling to the departure airport
- 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
- Undergo PCR COVID-19 testing at the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport. Those with a pre-departure PCRCOVID-19 test will quarantine 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.
- Wear a face mask and practise physical distancing to the greatest extent possible
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 easily accessible pop-up testing centres around the island. Appointments accepted; no wait for results, and visitor is notified of results
- Comply with restrictions on gatherings to a maximum of 50 people, with physical distancing in place. Special allowances for larger groups may be allowed by applying to the Ministry of National Security
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|
|Coral Beach Club||Open|
|Edgehill Manor Guest House||Open|
|Grape Bay Cottages||Open|
|Little Pomander Guest House||Open|
|Newstead Belmont Hills Resort||Open|
|Rosemont Guest Suites||Open|
|Royal Palms Hotel||Open|
|The Sandpiper Guest Apartments||Open|
|The Loren Hotel||Open|
Targeted Opening Date:
|Hotel Name||Target Opening Date|
|Coco Reef Resort||08/06/2020|
|The Reefs Resort & Club||08/07/2020|
|Hamilton Princess & Beach Club||08/24/2020|
|Pompano Beach Club||08/28/2020|
|Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa||09/01/2020|
|Grotto Bay Beach Resort||09/01/2020|
|Elbow Beach Resort||12/31/2021|
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.