Bermuda Steps Up Entry Protocols for Tourists
Bermuda has tightened entry protocols and on-island restrictions due to a recent spike in Covid-19 cases. Premier David Burt announced a phased program through June that changes requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated arrivals.
Effective June 6, all visitors 10 and up must submit proof of a negative PCR test taken no more than three days before arrival. Currently, the window is a test conducted at least five days prior to arrival. Test results must be entered as part of the online travel authorization process.
A Covid test is required upon arrival, and travelers must head directly to their pre-booked accommodations to await results from the PCR test upon arrival. Vaccinated travelers are free to enjoy the resort while awaiting test results, typically 24 hours or less.
Once a negative result is received, vaccinated travelers are free to move about the island. Masks are required in all public spaces, and gatherings are restricted to a maximum of 10 people.
Vaccinated guests still must take their temperatures twice day, report the findings via the online portal and be tested again on day 4, 8 and 14 at testing centers on the island.
However, the major change in the new set of on-island restrictions concerns unvaccinated travelers, who must quarantine until the test on day 4. After receiving a negative result, they can move about the island but must wear a color-coded Traveler Wristband for the first 14 days of their stay.
Those who do not wish to wear the wristband must quarantine for 14 days. All must be tested on day 8 and 14 in addition to day 4 and the test upon arrival at the airport in Bermuda.
Through May 9, a curfew is in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Hotels remain open, and guests with confirmed reservations have access to all facilities, including dining. Beaches, golf courses and parks can be visited by members of the same household. Restaurants are open for takeout and delivery from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The island had locked down earlier in April after a spike in Covid-19 cases.
Source: Travel Weekly