Bermuda will reopen to tourists on 01 July
The popular island of Bermuda will welcome international visitors from 01 July. The announcement was made by the Bermuda Tourism Authority in a statement on 26 June and comes with a set of stringent protocols.
Visitors will need to comply with the thorough regulations at various stages of travel.
Travellers must wear face masks when travelling to their departure airport, as well as in the airport, and practice social distancing. They must also complete an online Bermuda travel authorisation process costing $75, which includes the cost of COVID-19 testing in Bermuda. Travellers should also obtain proof of a negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR certified) no more than five days before departure. This applies to all visitors over the age of 10. For children age 10 to 17, a saliva test is permitted in place of a RT-PCR test. Enhanced health insurance is a necessity to avoid COVID-19 costs such as quarantine accommodation. The tourism authority also recommends packing a thermometer.
On the plane, passengers must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing wherever possible.
On arrival in Bermuda, visitors must present their negative COVID-19 certificate or undergo testing at the airport (travellers will be required to self-isolate until a negative result has been confirmed, usually a maximum of eight hours from the time of taking the test).
On the island
During their holiday, visitors should practise social distancing, good hygiene and mask-wearing in public spaces where there is close contact with others, including on public transport. Visitors must take their own temperature twice per day and declare results via an online app. They will also be asked to take a COVID-19 test on days 3, 7 and 14 at one of the island’s pop-up testing centres. If at any point a visitor tests positive for the virus, they will be fitted with an Aqua electronic bracelet to assist with quarantine procedures.
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