Last updated: 06/17/2021
***Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- On June 11, the Government of Bermuda reported there are 4 active COVID-19 that are non-hospitalized. A total of 2460 have recovered and the total number of deaths is 33. Bermuda has had 2497 total confirmed positive cases.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still lists Bermuda’s country classification as Level 2: Moderate Level of COVID-19 in Bermuda.
- Please visit the Bermuda Travel Advisory website for the current Department of State Travel Advisory for Bermuda.
- On June 5, the Government of Bermuda posted New COVID-19 Restrictions.
- These restrictions include the below revised guidance:
- Please review the Government of Bermuda’s website for all COVID-19 related updates.
- The Government of Bermuda put forth the below two announcements of note regarding travelers to Bermuda:
- Effective immediately, 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 fourteen days. They may only be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result from the Day 14 COVID-19 test. In this case, quarantine relates to the property at which the traveler is accommodated, if the traveller is immunised, however if the traveler is not immunized they must stay in the room.
- Effective Wednesday, 5th May all non-immunised travellers to Bermuda must quarantine in their accommodation for four days. They may only be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result from the Day 4 COVID-19 test. In this case, quarantine relates to the property at which the traveller is staying, not a single room.
- The Government of Bermuda has published the following guidance for immunized and non-immunized travelers:
- For additional information and updates, please visit the Government of Bermuda’s COVID-19 website.
- Are PCR and/or antigen test available for U.S. citizens in Bermuda? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
- The Government of Bermuda provides free COVID-19 testing for visitors and residents. The Ministry of Health has booked the required tests for all travelers (residents and visitors) arriving on the island. Travelers will receive an email with the date, time, and location of their test. If the time or location of your scheduled test does not suit you, please call the COVID helpline to reschedule at (441) 444–2498. You can find more information on COVID-19 testing on Government of Bermuda’s COVID-19 website.
- A COVID-19 test may be obtained from Northshore Medical & Aesthetics Center, 7 Northshore Road, Devonshire DV01, telephone 293-5476. Click here to book your appointment.
- A COVID-19 test may be obtained from Helix Genetic & Scientific Solutions Limited, 17 Parliament Street, Second Floor, Hamilton HM 12, telephone 292-8800. Click here for their website.
- In most all cases COVID-19 test results will be emailed.
- As noted above, you can find more information on COVID-19 testing on Government of Bermuda’s COVID-19 website.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the Government of Bermuda approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Bermuda for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
- Which vaccines are available in Bermuda? Pfizer (primary), AstraZenica (limited amount)
- For more information on COVID-19 vaccines in Bermuda, please visit the Government of Bermuda’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine website.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- A negative COVID-19 test is required for entry for visitors. The requirements for a valid test can be found here.
- Residents do not require a negative COVID-19 test to enter Bermuda, but they must quarantine for 8 days after arrival and until they receive the results from their day 8 test. Effective December 25, 2020, they will be required to wear a quarantine bracelet, for which they will be charged $300 on arrival. The bracelet pairs with a phone app. If a resident chooses not to download the app on their personal phone, a phone will be issued to them for an additional rental fee of $50.
- See the Government of Bermuda’s COVID-19 Information for Travelers for additional information on Bermuda’s entry requirements.
- Please note, Bermuda requires that all travelers apply for a Bermuda Travel Authorization.
- IMPORTANT: By applying for a Bermuda Travel Authorization, visitors and residents agree to comply with Bermuda’s quarantine and public health laws instructions at all times. If you test positive at any time you shall self-isolate for 14 days at your accommodation, at your cost. If you are a close contact of a positive person, you will self-quarantine for 14 days, at your cost. By completing the Travel Authorization, you agree to comply with Bermuda’s laws designed to protect residents and visitors from COVID-19 spread.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Health screening procedures are in place at airports and other ports of entry, including a non-contact temperature assessment.
- Effective December 24, 2020: all travelers to Bermuda who are arriving from the United Kingdom or who have visited the United Kingdom in the 14 days before they arrive in Bermuda must quarantine in their accommodation for 4 days. They may only be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result from their Day 4 COVID-19 test.
- Visit the Government of Bermuda’s website for information on obtaining a visitor’s extension.
- Is a curfew in place? Yes
- A curfew is currently in place from 12am-5am daily.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- However, the Government of Bermuda has published guidance and regulations pertaining to immunized and non-immunized travelers.
- See the below links.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Non-Immunised Travellers
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Immunised Travellers.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
- Immunized U.S. citizens (residents and visitors) are required to quarantine at home or in their accommodation until results from the arrival tests are ready. According to the Government of Bermuda, the turnaround time for the result of the arrival test is approximately 24 hours, though results may take longer depending on arrival time.
- Effective Wednesday, 5th May all non-immunized travelers to Bermuda must quarantine in their accommodation for four days. They may only be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result from the Day 4 COVID-19 test. In this case, quarantine relates to the property at which the traveler is staying, not a single room.
- If a resident, work permit holder or visitor becomes COVID-19 positive, is a close contact of a positive person, is symptomatic, or if a traveler is clinically diagnosed at any point, they will be subject to public-health (COVID-19) regulations and will be isolated at their accommodation for up to 14 days.
- 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.
- Effective immediately, all travelers 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 fourteen days. They may only be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result from the Day 14 COVID-19 test. In this case, quarantine relates to the property at which the traveler is accommodated, if the traveler is immunized, however if the traveler is not immunized they must stay in the room.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Commercial flight service to L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda resumed on July 1. Please visit their website for the latest information.
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- When traveling on public buses and ferries, all passengers must wear masks, sit three feet away from others, sanitize their hands upon entry, and follow capacity limitation rules. Visitors should only take public transportation if you need to. Leisurely rides are not recommended. For the latest public transportation schedules, please visit the Department of Transportation website.
- All travelers (residents and visitors) are considered quarantined between the airport and their accommodation and therefore should:
- Use taxis. When using taxis – all persons must wear a mask, sanitize their hands before entering the vehicle and sit in the back seat. Taxi drivers must also record contact details for the travelers in case contact tracing is required.
- Another option is to organize for a local contact/household member to pick-up the traveler at the airport. This may be predominately residents and masks must be worn, hands sanitized, and keep as much of a distance as possible.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- On July 17, the Government of Bermuda approved an extension of Bermuda’s COVID-19 regulations, including a $25,000 fine and/or six months’ imprisonment for non-compliance of the requirement to quarantine while travelers wait for the results of the mandatory arrival COVID-19 test.
- On December 1, the Minister of Health announced a mandatory mask wearing mandate when individuals are in a public place and cannot maintain social distancing. The first offense will result in a $500 fine, followed by a $1,000 for a second offense.
- The Consular Section is accepting U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications. Please visit our U.S. Citizen Services website for additional information.
- Visa requests are evaluated on a case by case basis, and are evaluated via email. For more information please visit the U.S. Consulate General’s website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- All U.S. Citizens currently in Bermuda should register with the Consulate by going to state.gov to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alert messages.
- For more information and updates from the Government of Bermuda, please visit Bermuda’s Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) website.
- Inquiries about COVID-19 can be directed to the Bermuda Ministry of Health helpline at +1 (441) 444-2498
- Other links:
- COVID-19 Traveler Information page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Bermuda’s travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page