Latest news: All non-vaccinated travellers visiting Bermuda will have to quarantine for 14 days from 6 June; flights from Brazil, India and South Africa will be banned (OSAC, 26.04.2021).
*Entry to Bermuda: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all visitors from a country classified by the WHO as having community transmission of COVID-19 will need to apply for a Bermuda COVID-19 Travel Authorisation 1 to 3 days before departure. By applying for a Travel Authorisation, visitors and residents agree to comply with Bermuda’s quarantine and public health laws instructions at all times, including wearing a Traveller Wristband. If you test positive at any time you must self-isolate for 14 days at your accommodation, at your cost. If you are a close contact of someone who tests positive, you must self-isolate for 14 days, at your cost.
Travellers are also required to have a pre-departure PCR test. They will need to receive a negative COVID-19 PCR test no more than 5 days before travel. This applies to adults and children aged 10 and up. Those without a negative pre-departure test will not be able to obtain Travel Authorisation.
Although Bermudian residents are technically permitted to travel without such a test, they will now need to pay $300 for a test upon arrival in Bermuda if they have not received a negative test before travel. Residents who are unable to self isolate at home will also be required to stay in a specified hotel until the results of their day 8 COVID-19 test are confirmed.
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 in their accommodation for 14 days. They may only be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result from the Day 14 COVID-19 test. In this case, if the traveller is immunised, they are able to make use of the whole property in which they are staying whilst they are quarantining. However, if the traveller is not immunised they must stay in their room.
Upon arrival, you must show a copy of your Travel Authorisation and present a copy of the pre-departure PCR COVID-19 negative test result to health officers on request.
From 2nd May anyone arriving in Bermuda will need to quarantine on arrival for 4 days, pending a negative Day 4 test. They may only be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result from the Day 4 COVID-19 PCR test.
You must wear face masks when travelling to the departure airport and practise social distancing at the departure airport. All travellers will undergo PCR COVID-19 testing at the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport. It is important that you adhere to the COVID-19 guidance and quarantine in your accommodation until airport test results are ready. Failure to adhere to guidelines could result in a fine of up to $25,000 and/or up to six months imprisonment.
All residents and visitors to Bermuda are required to wear a Travel Wristband for the first 14 days of their arrival in Bermuda. The wristbands will remind travellers to be careful of their movements and to follow the relevant guidance in order to minimise COVID spread. Depending on which is applicable , the Non-Immunised Travellers’ First 14 Days in Bermuda guidance, or the Immunised Travellers’ First 14 Days in Bermuda guidance. Removal of the wristband is not permitted and can result in a fine of $500 and home quarantine with an electronic monitoring bracelet. Persons who do not wish to wear the Traveller Wristband will be required to quarantine at their accommodation for 14 days.
From 6th June, the following changes will come into effect:
• The time period for a pre-test required for visitors to obtain a travel authorisation will move from 5 days to 3 days
• All non-immunised travellers entering Bermuda will be subject to supervised quarantine for 14 days in a designated facility at their own expense. There will be appropriate exceptions from supervised quarantine for minors and the medically vulnerable. All other persons will be required to enter supervised quarantine
• All immunised travellers entering Bermuda with a negative pre-test will not be required to quarantine after their negative arrival test, but they will still be required to test on days 4, 8 and 14
• Immunised residents entering Bermuda without a negative pre-test will be required to quarantine until their day 4 negative test result.
You should check theBermuda Government website for more information and to apply for Bermuda Travel Authorisation. Internal Restrictions:
*Accommodation: Resorts, hotels and cottages reopened at the beginning of July 2020. We recommend you check before you travel.
*Public spaces and services: The 7 day Stay at Home Order was lifted on 20th April. Bermuda is now in Phase 1 of its Roadmap to Reopening. Restrictions that are currently in place include:
• A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am every day
• Household mixing is not permitted
• Permitted businesses including grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and registered health professional offices and facilities can continue to operate between 7am to 7pm
• Grocery shopping is organised through alphabetised days of shopping by surname
• Retail stores, including pet stores, will be permitted to open for curbside and delivery service from 7am to 7pm
• Restaurants can open from 7am to 7pm for takeaway and delivery services only
• Parks, beaches, playgrounds and railway trails are open but may only be visited with members of your own household. Golf courses are open for use by a person and members of the same household, but the clubhouse and other facilities must remain closed
• Recreational boating will be permitted for members of the same household only
• Schools remain closed. Nurseries are also closed except for those approved by the Ministry of Health to care for children of essential workers
Remote working remains mandatory, subject to certain exceptions.
For further information on restrictions, you should consult the Bermuda Government website. A full list of Bermuda’s coronavirus regulations can be found here](https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-regulations). Bermuda’s bus service is running a more limited service at this time, so you should check what the situation is before taking public transport. The Bermuda Government website provides information on public transport. Non-resident visitors to Bermuda should follow local advice and guidance. You should check the Bermuda Government website for more information on what to do before travelling to Bermuda.