Bermuda has been open to tourism since last year, with strict entry restrictions. All non-residents must bring a negative COVID-19 test and do another one on arrival. Visitors should be quarantined for about 24 hours until the results return.
All arrivals from the UK or travelers who have been to the UK in the past 14 days must carry a negative COVID-19 test and undergo a mandatory 4-day quarantine. They will be released from quarantine after receiving a negative result after day 4.
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Bermuda reopening to tourism
Last night, Prime Minister of Bermuda, David Burt, declared that his office will review the possible financial incentives and potential privileges for citizens who wish to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “This is not something that we are going to address quickly. Let’s evaluate that. ”Said Burt.
To date, the country has administered 41,152 doses, which means that 27% of the population is fully vaccinated and 37% received at least one dose.
Also last night, the country received 9,600 doses of Covax mechanism and another 100 from Public Health England.
For now, the country will continue to apply strict measures to contain the virus and students will continue to attend online classes from Monday until at least April 23.
As of today, all visitors to Bermuda must wear a “traveler bracelet” for at least the first 14 days of their stay. Visitors who attempt to remove the bracelet before it is allowed will have to pay a $ 500 fine and will be quarantined at home using an additional electronic monitoring bracelet.
The bracelet is paired with a phone application. If the visitor does not want to download the application to the phone, they will also need to buy a phone at the airport. The cost of the bracelet is $ 300.
Do visitors need quarantine in Bermuda?
Not for long. Visitors who present negative results of the PCR COVID-19 test will be asked to do a second test at the airport and take a private transport to their hotels, where they will isolate themselves until the results are available (24 hours).
After this process, they can resume their travels. People who do not isolate themselves for this short period can receive a $ 25,000 fine and even go to prison.
Residents without pre-trip COVID-19 PCR test results they need to isolate themselves in their home for 8 days, after which they will be tested for COVID-19 and will be able to continue their lives if the result is negative.
For more information on the official requirements, check this link.
All travelers need to complete a Visitor Travel Authorization form up to 3 days before departure. Travelers must submit the results of the PCVID COVID-19 test and pay a fee (US $ 75 for travelers over 10 years old, US $ 30 for travelers under 9 years old).
This is very important that visitors keep a physical or digital copy of their VTA to show to airport authorities on arrival.
- Eating or drinking indoors. The 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 salons, barber shops and nail salons are also open.
- Outdoor activities and sports are allowed.
- Parks, public pools and beaches are open.
- Recreational navigation is allowed with some extra precautions (temperature check and other symptoms)
- Religious ceremonies are permitted, but the location must be pre-approved by the government.
- Public or private events of 75 people or more need a special leave.
Companies and customers must follow biosafety measures at all times. Masks are mandatory in closed environments and social distance is highly recommended at all times.
Situation of COVID-19 in Bermuda
The country confirmed 1,586 total positive cases and 14 deaths. One of the lowest mortality rates in the world.
At a news conference, Kim Wilson, the health minister, said that active cases on the island reached 670, with 21 people hospitalized, 6 of them in intensive care units.
Tourism in Bermuda
This beautiful little island has been on the list of favorites of big spenders and celebrities for several years.
Super yachts, beaches, golf courses, luxurious hotels and resorts and their international cuisine are just some of the reasons why so many want to escape the cold European winters.