COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  06/27/2022

***  As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Exceptions to the Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers will be considered on an extremely limited basis.  Please review the CDC webpages provided for more information about exceptions and the exception process.

If you are located in Bermuda and wish to apply for an emergency or humanitarian vaccination exception please compile the required information as noted on the CDC’s websites, also listed below, and provide the information in the exact format listed below to the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda via email at hamiltonconsulate@state.gov.  Do not send the exception request as an attachment, it must be in the body of your email.  You must answer each item.

Required Information and Format:

  • Exception for requirement for proof of being fully vaccinated
  • Name (family name/surname, given name)
  • Passport #
  • Nationality
  • Cell phone number (including country code) of passenger or head of household if family unit
  • Email address of passenger or head of household if family unit
  • U.S. destination address
    • Is U.S. destination home address?
  • Flight itinerary, including any connecting flights
    • Airline
    • Flight #
    • Departure airport and date of departure
    • Arrival airport and date of arrival
  • Vaccination Status
    • Fully Vaccinated
      • Name of vaccine product (or products if a combination)
      • Date of first dose
      • Date of second dose (if a two-dose series)
      • PDF or photograph of vaccination record
    • NOT Fully Vaccinated
  • Purpose of travel to the United States and a brief explanation of why urgent travel is needed
  • As applicable:
    • Justification for humanitarian or emergency exception to providing proof of being fully vaccinated (e.g., vaccine availability, passenger ineligible for vaccine at location, insufficient time to become fully vaccinated)
  • Documentation to support justification (e.g., medical records, orders for emergency evacuation)
  • Information regarding any other solutions that were sought prior to application (e.g., flight changes, testing en route, assistance in obtaining testing/vaccination, etc.)

Please be sure all requested information is provided in the exact format listed above to the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda via email at hamiltonconsulate@state.gov.  The request will be forwarded to the CDC for a determination.  Travelers will be informed of the CDC’s decision via email. 

If you email the exception request after hours (between 1630-0800 or on a weekend or holiday) – and the request is associated with urgent/emergency travel – the requestor/traveler should call the Consulate Duty Officer at 441-335-3828 after sending the email.

Country-Specific Information:

  • On June 22, 2022, the Government of Bermuda reported there are 251 active COVID-19 cases, with 3 of those cases in hospital.  A total of 15,568 have recovered and the total number of deaths is 138.  Bermuda has had 15,957 total confirmed positive cases.
  • Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for Bermuda’s current CDC country classification.
  • Please visit the Bermuda Travel Advisory website for the current Department of State Travel Advisory for Bermuda.
  • Please review the Government of Bermuda’s website for all COVID-19 related updates.
  • Review this Government of Bermuda website regarding guidance for immunized and non-immunized travelers.
  • All Bermuda visitors arriving by air aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. Click here for Bermuda’s definition of fully vaccinated.
    • Unvaccinated children aged 11 and under are welcome to Bermuda with a vaccinated parent or guardian. Those children will take on the vaccination status of the parent or guardian travelling with them.
    • Vaccinated children aged 11 and under can apply for a Travel Authorization based on their personal vaccination status.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Are PCR and/or antigen test available for U.S. citizens in Bermuda?  Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day?  Yes
    • The Government of Bermuda provides free COVID-19 testing for visitors and residents.  The Ministry of Health books the required tests for all travelers (residents and visitors) arriving on the island that require a test for their follow-on destination.  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, or if you have other questions about the COVID testing in Bermuda, please call the COVID helpline  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) 
  • The Ministry of Health in Bermuda notified the public that the current supply of COVID-19 vaccines expires at the end of June with no new supply until autumn.
  • 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, 2-years-old and older, are strongly encouraged to have a negative pre-arrival PCR COVID-19 test taken within 4 days of arrival.  Immunized residents without a pre-arrival test must quarantine until receipt of a negative day 4 test result.
    • 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.  By purchasing a Travel Authorization you agree to comply with Bermuda’s health laws designed to protect residents and visitors from COVID-19 spread as outlined here. 
  • All visitors to Bermuda arriving by air aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated.  Click here for Bermuda’s definition of fully vaccinated.
  • Upon arrival to Bermuda, vaccinated travelers have no further testing requirements.
  • Visit the Government of Bermuda’s website for information on obtaining a visitor’s extension.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place?  No.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel?  No

Quarantine Information: 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  Yes, upon receiving a positive COVID-19 test result.
    • Positive cases must isolate immediately.  Immunized individuals who test positive must isolate for 7 days; the date of your positive test sample is day zero.  Book a supervised antigen test appointment for Day 7.  If you have no symptoms and the Day 7 test is negative, end isolation and follow public health guidance.  If you have symptoms, contact covid19casemanagement@gov.bm for guidance.

Transportation Options: 

  • 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.

Consular Operations:

  • The Consular Section is accepting U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications.  Notarial services are also being provided.  Please visit our U.S. Citizen Services website for additional information.
  • Immigrant visas appointments are being scheduled on a regular basis.
  • Nonimmigrant visa requests are evaluated and scheduled via email.  For additional information please email us at hamiltonconsulate@state.gov
  • For more information please visit the U.S. Consulate General’s website or email us at hamiltonconsulate@state.gov
  • 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.

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