Bermuda travel restrictions have been imposed by multiple countries. Before traveling, take a moment to learn about their entry requirements, on-island health and safety measures, testing capacity, and more.
Like other countries, the Philippines has imposed a travel restriction on Bermuda, the only country on its “red list” effective October 1 to October 15, 2021, while there are 49 countries on the “green list”.
According to previous guidelines issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), inbound travelers coming from territories under the red list are prohibited from entering the country regardless of their vaccination status.
Travel restrictions have been imposed on travelers from “high risk” countries that are under the red list
“The yellow list is composed of destinations classified as “moderate risk” while the green list is composed of destinations classified as “low-risk countries or jurisdictions based on disease incidence rate.
“Earlier, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and State Department earlier advised against traveling to Antigua, Barbuda, Bermuda, and Guyana due to Covid-19. CDC included the said destinations on its Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” list advising against travel.”
RECOMMENDED: Travelers are recommended to have health insurance with COVID-19 coverage. This does not apply to Residents of Bermuda.
International Travel Restrictions Requirements for travelers entering from international destinations are as follows:
- All individuals – including residents – wishing to travel to Bermuda must apply for government authorization by completing an online form one to three days before departure.
- All non-resident travelers aged two years and older must produce a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than four days before their arrival in Bermuda. Authorities encourage pre-arrival PCR tests for residents but do not require them.
- All fully vaccinated individuals (i.e., those who received the final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days before arriving) must take an additional COVID-19 test upon arrival and will receive a red wristband. Individuals will then need to quarantine at their accommodations while awaiting the test result and can only remove their wristband and end quarantine upon receiving a negative result. They must also take a COVID-19 test on days four and 10 of their stay.
- All fully vaccinated residents aged two years and older without a pre-arrival negative PCR test result will spend their first four days in quarantine at their accommodations. These individuals will need to wear their wristbands until the receipt of a negative test result from their day four test, at which point the quarantine period will end, although an additional test is required on day 10.
- All unvaccinated travelers – including residents – must take a test upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days at their accommodations. Travelers may have to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet during their quarantine and will need to take a PCR test on day 14.
- Visitors should also have insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment and hospitalization or be responsible for all health and accommodation costs.
- Authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.
Bermuda Mandatory proof of vaccination
Fully vaccinated travelers must bring proof of vaccination or may be required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.
Travelers are considered fully vaccinated if they have received the appropriate number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (e.g. 2 doses for the Pfizer Vaccine), and at least 2 weeks have passed since the last dose.
Please note that mixing doses is acceptable if authorized by the governing body of the country of travel.
MORE DETAILS: Vaccine accepted are Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Serum Institute of India, Jansen/Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), European Medicines Agency, Health Canada, or World Health
Bermuda Mandatory travel authorization form
All travelers, including residents, are required to complete the Bermuda Travel Authorization 1 to 3 days before arrival. Travelers must upload their pre-arrival test results and vaccination certificates to their application.
Travelers are strongly encouraged to download the contact-tracing app and use it for the duration of their stay in the country.
Bermuda Travel restrictions
Mandatory quarantine for vaccinated travelers upon arrival
Fully vaccinated travelers (who arrive with a pre-travel test) are required to quarantine at their accommodation until they receive negative results from a COVID-19 test taken upon arrival.
MORE DETAILS: Travelers are considered fully vaccinated if they have received the appropriate number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and at least 2 weeks have passed since the last dose.
- Vaccinated travelers who arrive without a valid negative COVID-19 test result, or refuse to take a COVID-19 test on arrival, or refuse to wear a monitoring bracelet, are required to quarantine for 4 days until receipt of a negative COVID-19 test result on day 4. All vaccinated travelers are required to take tests on days 4 and 10.
- All vaccinated travelers will be given a red wristband upon arrival. Travelers who arrived with proof of negative COVID-19 test result must wear it until receiving the negative test on arrival. Travelers without proof of negative COVID-19 test result must wear it until receiving the negative day 4 test. All unvaccinated children traveling with a vaccinated parent or guardian will be given a red wristband upon arrival, which must be worn until receiving their negative day 4 test result.
MINIMUM QUARANTINE DURATION: Until Test Results
A nationwide curfew is in effect between the hours of 12:30 am and 5 am and gatherings are limited to a maximum of 20 people. In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. A COVID-19 information hub has been set up at the Bermuda Government site.
Follow all official instructions. Abide by national health and safety measures. Reconfirm all travel arrangements. Ensure contingency plans account for further disruptive measures or extensions of current restrictions.