The Government of Bermuda recently clarified that arriving airline passengers over two years must have an approved Bermuda Travel Authorisation (TA) before departure.
To receive a TA as of August 22, 2022, prospective Bermuda visitors need to have:
- A Mastercard or Visa credit card to pay the $40 Travel Authorisation application fee.
- If fully vaccinated, have your vaccination certificate/card ready to upload to your application.
- If unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, have proof of travel health insurance ready to upload to your application.
- Take a COVID-19 test at a testing facility no more than two days before arrival (fully vaccinated travelers can take a PCR test up to 4 days before arrival). However, children under two years old do not need to test.
If approved, the Bermuda Quarantine Authority will email an approved TA.
For any TA queries, contact Bermuda's COVID hotline at 1-833-570-2594) or via email at [email protected].
Previously, the U.S. CDC issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for Bermuda regarding its COVID-19 outbreak.
On April 18, 2022, the CDC stated, 'If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, avoid traveling to Bermuda.
However, based on recent sequencing results, Bermuda's outbreak may be subsiding.
The Ministry of Health recently received 5,011 test results, and 128 were positive for the coronavirus, giving a test positivity rate of 3%.
Furthermore, it was determined that the Omicron BA.5 variant was identified as circulating in Bermuda from May 2022 and BA.4 from July.
Additional sequencing results are pending to determine when these sub-variants may have been introduced to Bermuda.
Minister of Health Kim Wilson, JP, MP, advised: "We recently sent COVID-19 test samples to the Caribbean Public Health Agency for gene sequencing. Gene sequencing allows scientists to classify a virus as a particular variant and determine its lineage. "
"We must continue vigilance as we are not out of the woods yet."
"I encourage everyone to be cautious, and if you are eligible for the COVID vaccine, please get it," stated the government's August 31, 2022, media release.
"In closing... always practice good hand hygiene, ensure proper ventilation indoors, maintain physical distance, and wear a quality, well-fitted mask for extra protection if you choose to do so."
"Stay home if you test positive or if you have symptoms."
Since March 2020, Bermuda has recorded 17,913 coronavirus cases, out of which 17,624 have recovered, and sadly there have been 148 coronavirus-related deaths.
In addition to COVID-19 vaccination, the U.S. CDC recommends prospective visitors to Bermuda be up-to-date on all Routine Vaccines, as well as travel-related vaccines.
These travel vaccines, including the U.S. FDA-approved yellow fever YF-Vax vaccine, are generally available at certified Texas and Austin, TX, certified pharmacies.
Various flights depart from Austin (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.) and arrive at St. George's, Bermuda (BDA-L.F.).
Note: If you are arriving in Bermuda on a cruise ship, click HERE for related TA information. This data was manually translated and curated for international travelers.