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Bermuda travel restrictions

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Crossing Rules
  • Passengers travelling to Bermuda are required to complete a Bermuda Traveller Authorisation 1 to 3 days prior to departure to Bermuda. The form can be accessed here.
  • Passengers may be refused entry unless they are holding a certified negative PCR Covid-19 test result obtained within 72 hours of departure and health insurance.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals of Bermuda,
    • Holders of a British Overseas Territories Citizen passport
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Flight Restrictions

published 24.08.2020

Passengers must obtain a Travel Authorization at gov.bm at most 48 hours before departure. They must present the confirmation before departure.

Passengers aged 10 years and older not residing in Bermuda:
– must have a medical certificate confirming a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test taken at most 7 days before departure; and
– are subject to a PCR test on arrival and quarantine until test results are ready.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR.

Residents and visitors will undergo PCR COVID-19 testing at the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport and quarantine at home or in their room at their accommodation until results are ready (turnaround time between 6 to 8 hours in most cases, when arrival happens during the day). This applies to adults and children ages 10 and up. Children less than 10 years-old are exempt from the PCR COVID-19 test.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required.

On arrival, all travelers over the age of 10 must present a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test from within 72 hours of departure. Children ages 10 to 17 may present a saliva test in place of a RT-PCR test. A second test will be given upon arrival in Bermuda, and travelers will have to self-isolate while waiting for a result (turnaround time between 6 to 8 hours in most cases, when arrival happens during the day). Children less than 10 years-old are exempt, but must remain in quarantine with their adult travel companions. Residents (including work permit holders) who do not have a pre-departure negative PCR COVID-19 test result must quarantine for four days after arrival. They will be tested on day three and will be released from quarantine with a negative test. If they did take a RT-PCR COVID-19 test before departure, and receive a negative result during your first three days in Bermuda, they will be released from quarantine. After a negative test result, travelers must take their own temperature twice per day and report via an online application/portal. They must also take additional COVID-19 tests, administered on Day 3, Day 7 and Day 14 at easily accessible pop-up testing centers around the island.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Full Restrictions

  • Bermuda *****

    International restrictions:

    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 Travel Authorisation and are required to have a pre-departure test. 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. All travellers must wear face masks when travelling to the departure airport and practice social distancing at the departure airport. Upon arrival, visitors 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. All travellers will undergo PCR Covid-19 testing at the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport. It’s important that travellers adhere to the Covid-19 guidance and quarantine in their accommodation until airport tests results are ready. Failure to adhere to guidelines could result in a fine of up to $25,000 and/or up to six month’ imprisonment. You should check the Bermuda Government website for more information and to apply for Bermuda Travel Authorisation.untry classified by the WHO as having community transmission of Covid-19 will need to apply for Travel Authorisation and are required to have a pre-departure test. 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 [https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-news].

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    Internal restrictions:

    The curfew has been lifted as of 20 July. Premises with a license to sell alcohol must close at midnight. This will be reviewed on a weekly basis.
    Full public transport has resumed. Seventy five people are allowed at public gatherings. You should check the Bermuda Government website [https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-news] for more information on what to do before travelling to Bermuda.

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    26.08.2020
  • Bermuda *****

    International restrictions:

    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 Travel Authorisation and are required to have a pre-departure test. 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. All travellers must wear face masks when travelling to the departure airport and practice social distancing at the departure airport. Upon arrival, visitors 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. All travellers will undergo PCR Covid-19 testing at the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport. It’s important that travellers adhere to the Covid-19 guidance and quarantine in their accommodation until airport tests results are ready. Failure to adhere to guidelines could result in a fine of up to $25,000 and/or up to six month’ imprisonment. You should check the Bermuda Government website for more information and to apply for Bermuda Travel Authorisation.untry classified by the WHO as having community transmission of Covid-19 will need to apply for Travel Authorisation and are required to have a pre-departure test. 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 [https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-news].

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    Internal restrictions:

    The curfew has been lifted as of 20 July. Premises with a license to sell alcohol must close at midnight. This will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Full public transport has resumed. Fifty people are allowed at public gatherings. Non-resident visitors to Bermuda should follow local advice and guidance. You should check the Bermuda Government website [https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-news] for more information on what to do before travelling to Bermuda. Resorts, hotels and cottages reopened at the beginning of July 2020.

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    24.07.2020
  • Bermuda Authorities expected to lift COVID-19 curfew on 20 July. (Royal Gazette, 17.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    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 Travel Authorisation and are required to have a pre-departure test. 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. All travellers must wear face masks when travelling to the departure airport and practice social distancing at the departure airport. Upon arrival, visitors 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. All travellers will undergo PCR Covid-19 testing at the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport. It’s important that travellers adhere to the Covid-19 guidance and quarantine in their accommodation until airport tests results are ready. Failure to adhere to guidelines could result in a fine of up to $25,000 and/or up to six month’ imprisonment. You should check the Bermuda Government website for more information and to apply for Bermuda Travel Authorisation.untry classified by the WHO as having community transmission of Covid-19 will need to apply for Travel Authorisation and are required to have a pre-departure test. 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 [https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-news].

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    Internal restrictions:

    The curfew has been lifted as of 20 July. Premises with a license to sell alcohol must close at midnight. This will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Full public transport has resumed. Fifty people are allowed at public gatherings. Non-resident visitors to Bermuda should follow local advice and guidance. You should check the Bermuda Government website [https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-news] for more information on what to do before travelling to Bermuda. Resorts, hotels and cottages reopened at the beginning of July 2020.

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    23.07.2020
  • Bermuda Authorities expected to lift COVID-19 curfew on 20 July. (Royal Gazette, 17.07.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    LF Wade International Airport is open for commercial flights. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Bermuda Government has put in place visitor protocols, which include the requirement for both visitors and residents to apply for a travel authorisation. Visit the Government of Bermuda website [https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-travellers] for more information.
    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 Travel Authorisation and are required to have a pre-departure test. 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.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The curfew has been lifted as of 20 July. Premises with a license to sell alcohol must close at midnight. This will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Full public transport has resumed. Fifty people are allowed at public gatherings. Non-resident visitors to Bermuda should follow local advice and guidance. You should check the Bermuda Government website [https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-news] for more information on what to do before travelling to Bermuda. Resorts, hotels and cottages reopened at the beginning of July 2020.

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    21.07.2020
  • Bermuda *****

    International restrictions:

    The LF Wade international airport is open for passenger flights. 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 Travel Authorisation and are required to have a pre-departure test. 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. All travellers must wear face masks when travelling to the departure airport and practice social distancing at the departure airport. Upon arrival, visitors 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. All travellers will undergo PCR Covid-19 testing at the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport. You should check the Bermuda Government website [https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-news] for more information and to apply for Bermuda Travel Authorisation.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Bermuda Government has put in place visitor protocols, which include the requirement for both visitors and residents to apply for a travel authorisation. Visit the Government of Bermuda website for more information. A curfew is in place from midnight until 5am daily. Schools are closed until further notice. Full public transport has resumed. Fifty people are allowed at public gatherings. 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.

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    16.07.2020
  • Bermuda *****

    International restrictions:

    The LF Wade international airport is open for passenger flights.
    L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), the only airport serving passenger flights, has suspended arriving commercial flights until 1 July. Seaport has also been closed for non-essential arrival vessels. Cargo flights and cargo vessels carrying essential goods and medical supplies are exempt from these restrictions. There are currently no restrictions for travellers seeking to depart the island. Non-residents are not permitted entry to the island with the exception of crew members of air and ship crew members and those with written permission from the Quarantine Authority of Bermuda. Those entering the country must self-quarantine for 14 days and submit to public health screening measures. All other visitors that are not providing essential services will be denied entry. Check Bermuda Government website for more information: [https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-news].

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    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency was declared on 1 April and will remain in place until 30 June. A curfew is in place from 11pm until 5am daily. Schools are closed until further notice. Full public transport will resume on 11 June. From 11 June, 20 people will be allowed at public gatherings. Non-resident visitors to Bermuda should follow local advice and guidance.

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    10.07.2020
  • Bermuda Bermuda government has announced the island will resume international commercial air service for visitors starting 1 July. (Media, 15.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The LF Wade international airport is closed for passenger flights until 1July.
    L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), the only airport serving passenger flights, has suspended arriving commercial flights. Seaport has also been closed for non-essential arrival vessels. Cargo flights and cargo vessels carrying essential goods and medical supplies are exempt from these restrictions.
    There are currently no restrictions for travellers seeking to depart the island. Non-residents are not permitted entry to the island with the exception of crew members of air and ship crew members and those with written permission from the Quarantine Authority of Bermuda. Those entering the country must self-quarantine for 14 days and submit to public health screening measures. All other visitors that are not providing essential services will be denied entry.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency was declared on 1 April and will remain in place until 30 June. A curfew is in place from 11pm until 5am daily. Schools are closed until further notice. The seaport is closed to visiting vessels, but essential cargo operations bringing food, medicine, medical supplies and other essential goods will still continue to arrive in Bermuda. Full public transport will resume on 11 June. From 11 June, 20 people will be allowed at public gatherings. Non-resident visitors to Bermuda should follow local advice and guidance. We strongly encourage any non-resident visitors on holiday to Bermuda to consider leaving as soon as possible, to avoid difficulties they will face if travel out of the territory and the wider region are further restricted and they are unable to get home.

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    26.06.2020
  • Bermuda Bermuda government has announced the island will resume international commercial air service for visitors starting 1 July. (Media, 15.06.2020)

    International restrictions:

    L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), the only airport serving passenger flights, has suspended arriving commercial flights. Seaport has also been closed for non-essential arrival vessels. Cargo flights and cargo vessels carrying essential goods and medical supplies are exempt from these restrictions.
    There are currently no restrictions for travellers seeking to depart the island. Non-residents are not permitted entry to the island with the exception of crew members of air and ship crew members and those with written permission from the Quarantine Authority of Bermuda. Those entering the country must self-quarantine for 14 days and submit to public health screening measures. All other visitors that are not providing essential services will be denied entry.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Public bus and ferry services have been suspended. A state of emergency including ‘shelter-in-place’ orders is in effect until further notice. Bermuda has begun a phased reopening: additional businesses have been opened, permitted businesses are allowed to operate between the hours of 07.00 and 21.00.
    Residents are encouraged to only leave their homes for essential purposes, and a curfew is in place from 22.00 to 06.00, during which no one is allowed leave their residence. Gatherings of over ten people are prohibited. Masks must be worn in public and a distance of 6 ft. kept between people engaged in essential shopping.

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    15.06.2020
  • Bermuda

    International restrictions:

    L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), the only airport serving passenger flights, has suspended arriving commercial flights. Seaport has also been closed for non-essential arrival vessels. Cargo flights and cargo vessels carrying essential goods and medical supplies are exempt from these restrictions. There are currently no restrictions for travellers seeking to depart the island. Non-residents are not permitted entry to the island with the exception of crew members of air and ship crew members and those with written permission from the Quarantine Authority of Bermuda. Those entering the country must self-quarantine for 14 days and submit to public health screening measures. All other visitors that are not providing essential services will be denied entry.

    Internal restrictions:

    Public bus and ferry services have been suspended. A state of emergency including ‘shelter-in-place’ orders is in effect until further notice. Bermuda has begun a phased reopening: additional businesses have been opened, permitted businesses are allowed to operate between the hours of 07.00 and 21.00. Residents are encouraged to only leave their homes for essential purposes, and a curfew is in place from 22.00 to 06.00, during which no one is allowed leave their residence. Gatherings of over ten people are prohibited. Masks must be worn in public and a distance of 6 ft. kept between people engaged in essential shopping.

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    27.05.2020
  • Bermuda Bermuda has closed its borders to all travelers except Bermudan nationals and residents or travelers with a written permission of the Quarantine Authority of Bermuda.

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed for non-essential travel. The issuing of new visas has been suspended. All travellers arriving by air must go into quarantine for 14 days in government selected hotels. Non-nationals must pay the associated costs themselves (estimated around US$1,600) All land borders are closed to all but emergency movements deemed necessary by the government.

    International restrictions:

    L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), the only airport serving passenger flights, has suspended arriving commercial flights. Seaport has also been closed for non-essential arrival vessels. Cargo flights and cargo vessels carrying essential goods and medical supplies are exempt from these restrictions. There are currently no restrictions for travellers seeking to depart the island. Non-residents are not permitted entry to the island with the exception of crew members of air and ship crew members and those with written permission from the Quarantine Authority of Bermuda. Those entering the country must self-quarantine for 14 days and submit to public health screening measures. All other visitors that are not providing essential services will be denied entry.

    Internal restrictions:

    Public bus and ferry services have been suspended. A state of emergency including ‘shelter-in-place’ orders is in effect until further notice. Bermuda has begun a phased reopening: additional businesses have been opened, permitted businesses are allowed to operate between the hours of 07.00 and 21.00. Residents are encouraged to only leave their homes for essential purposes, and a curfew is in place from 22.00 to 06.00, during which no one is allowed leave their residence. Gatherings of over ten people are prohibited. Masks must be worn in public and a distance of 6 ft. kept between people engaged in essential shopping.

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    25.05.2020
  • Bermuda Passengers are not allowed to enter Bermuda.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Bermuda.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a written permission of the Quarantine Authority of Bermuda.

    L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA), the only airport serving passenger flights, has suspended arriving commercial flights.
    Seaport has also been closed for non-essential arrival vessels.
    Cargo flights and cargo vessels carrying essential goods and medical supplies are exempt from these restrictions.
    There are currently no restrictions for travellers seeking to depart the island.
    Non-residents are not permitted entry to the island with the exception of crew members of air and ship crew members and those with written permission from the Quarantine Authority of Bermuda.
    Those entering the country must self-quarantine for 14 days and submit to public health screening measures.
    All other visitors that are not providing essential services will be denied entry.

    Internal restrictions:

    Public bus and ferry services have been suspended. A state of emergency including ‘shelter-in-place’ orders is in effect until further notice. Bermuda has begun a phased reopening: additional businesses have been opened, permitted businesses are allowed to operate between the hours of 07.00 and 21.00. Residents are encouraged to only leave their homes for essential purposes, and a curfew is in place from 22.00 to 06.00, during which no one is allowed leave their residence. Gatherings of over ten people are prohibited. Masks must be worn in public and a distance of 6 ft. kept between people engaged in essential shopping.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information
    OSAC Travel Advisories
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