Bermuda open for tourism as one of the safest places during COVID-19

Bermuda has welcomed visitors from all over the world since July 1. The country is ranked as one the “Very Low Risk” countries for COVID-19, meaning it is quite safe for travelers to visit. 

Some entry restrictions are still enforced to keep us all safe and sound. Traveling Lifestyle will walk you through them to help you have a smooth trip.

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Do I need to quarantine in Bermuda?

Bermuda reopening for tourism - travel restrictions

Not for long. If you bring negative PCR COVID-19 test results you will be asked to take a second test at the airport and take a private transportation to your hotel where you will self-isolate until the results are available (24 hours). After this you may continue with your trip as normal. If you fail to self-isolate for this short period you could get a USD 25.000 fine, or you could even go to jail.

Residents without pre-travel PCR COVID-19 test results need to self-isolate at their home for 8 days after which they will be tested for COVID-19 and allowed to carry on with their lives if the result is negative.

For more information on official requirements check this link.

Do I have to take a COVID-19 test to go to Bermuda?

Bermuda reopening for tourism - travel restrictions

Yes. You do. All visitors must present negative PCR COVID-19 test results on arrival. Only travelers with valid test results will be allowed entry.

Bermuda residents are exempt from this rule. They don’t need a test but instead, they are required to undergo an 8-day quarantine.

Travelers’ form

All travelers need to complete a Visitor Travel Authorisation form up to 3 days before departing. You will be asked to submit your PCR COVID-19 test results, and you will need to pay a fee (USD 75 for travelers over 10 years old, USD 30 for travelers 9 and under). It’s very important that you keep a physical or digital copy of your VTA to show to airport authorities on arrival.

What activities are allowed in Bermudas’ “New Normal” plan? 

Bermuda reopening for tourism - travel restrictions
  • Private gatherings of up to 50 people.
  • Eating or drinking indoors. Restaurants and bars are open to the public.
  • Watch a movie, go to a play, or visit a museum.  
  • Fitness and wellness centers are open. 
  • Beauty parlors, barber shops and nail salons are open as well.
  • Outdoor activities and sports are allowed.
  • Parks, public pools and beaches are open.
  • Recreational boating is allowed with a few extra precautions (checking for temperature and other symptoms)
  • Religious ceremonies are allowed but the venue must be pre-approved by the government.
  • Public or private events of 75 people or more need a special permit.

Businesses and customers must follow biosafety measures at all times. Masks are mandatory indoors and social distancing is highly encouraged at all times.

COVID-19 situation In Bermuda 

According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health (Nov 17), only 1 person turned out positive for COVID-19 out of  471 people tested.

The country has confirmed 224 total positive cases. 19 are in hospital, (none of them are critical), 196 have recovered, and 9 people have lost their lives.

Tourism in Bermuda

This beautiful and small island has been part of the bucket list of high spenders and celebrities for several years now. 

The super yachts, The beaches, the golf fields, luxurious hotels and resorts and its international cuisine are just a few of the reasons why so many want to escape the cold European winters there.