Famous for its pink-sand beaches and perennial sunshine, Bermuda is gloriously remote, sitting 1000km east of the US coast. The island’s British heritage can be seen in its red telephone boxes, pubs and afternoon teas. For the active, Bermuda boasts a huge array of watersports, including paddle boarding, windsurfing, kiteboarding, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking and even helmet diving.
Is Bermuda on the green list?
Bermuda was recently moved from the UK’s amber list to its green list. It has been placed on the ‘green watchlist’ which means that it’s at risk of being moved back to amber.
Will I have to quarantine?
The government has set up a traffic light system, which ranks countries based on risk alongside the restrictions required for travel. The Department for Transport has included the following key factors in its assessment:
- the percentage of their population that have been vaccinated
- the rate of infection
- the prevalence of variants of concern
- the country’s access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing.
Bermuda has different entry requirements for vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers.
All visitors must apply for Travel Authorisation by completing this form one to three days before departure. This costs $75 (£54) and includes the cost of all Covid-19 testing in Bermuda.
Anyone aged two and above is required to take a PCR test up to four days before arrival, and a negative result must be presented upon arrival in Bermuda. All visitors aged two and above will also be required to take a PCR test at the airport.
Vaccinated travellers can enjoy their hotel facilities while waiting up to 24 hours for their PCR test results. Once a negative result is received, travellers can move freely around the island. However, visitors must take their own temperature twice a day and report the results via the online travel authorisation portal for the first 14 days. They must also take Covid-19 tests on day four, day eight and day 14.
Non-immunised travellers need to quarantine for 14 days at a designated quarantine hotel at their own expense. They also need to take their temperature twice a day and report in the same way, along with taking tests on day four, day eight and day 13. After receiving negative results on day 14, guests can leave quarantine to explore the island and begin their holiday.
On return to the UK, travellers do not have to quarantine – although they must complete a passenger locator form, take a pre-departure test and another test on or before the second day after arriving in the UK. Read more on ABTA’s travel hub.
How do I get to Bermuda from the UK?
British Airways is the only airline to fly direct from the UK to Bermuda. Delta and United offer non-direct flights from the UK to Bermuda.