COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  10/21/2022

***  As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC no longer requires 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 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:

To facilitate the review of a humanitarian or emergency exception request, individuals should submit the following information to the U.S. Consulate via email at hamiltonconsulate@state.gov for transmission to the CDC. All information needs to be completed in full and in English for the request to be sent to CDC.

    • Name (family name/surname, given name)
    • Age
    • Nationality on passport used for travel
    • Indicate Visa Type or if passenger has Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), if applicable
    • 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
    • US destination address
      • Is US destination home address?
    • Flight itinerary, including any connecting flights
      • Airline
      • Flight #
      • Departure airport and date of departure
      • Arrival airport and date of arrival
    • Any COVID-19 vaccines received to date, if applicable:
      • 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
    • Purpose of travel to the US and a brief explanation of why urgent travel is needed
    • 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., assistance in obtaining 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:

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
    • You can find information on COVID-19 testing on the Government of Bermuda’s COVID-19 website. If you have other questions or concerns about COVID-19 in Bermuda, please call the COVID helpline  at (441) 444–2498.
    • 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.

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:

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.
    • In Bermuda, if you test positive on a COVID-19 test (whether self-administered or supervised antigen or a PCR test), by law, you must isolate immediately.  Bermuda’s isolation requirements can be found here:  Guidance for testing positive and close contacts

Transportation Options: 

  • Are commercial flights operating?  Yes
  • Is public transportation operating?  Yes

Consular Operations:

  • The Consular Section is accepting U.S. passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications.  Notarial services are also being provided and, resource permitting, limited Loss of Nationality cases.  Please visit our U.S. Citizen Services website for additional information.
  • Immigrant visas appointments are being scheduled on a regular basis.
  • Nonimmigrant visa applications are being processed.  Please visit the U.S. Consulate’s Visas website for additional information.
  • For additional 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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