Bermuda drops Travel Authorization process three weeks early
King's Wharf, Bermuda

Bermuda drops Travel Authorization process three weeks early

HAMILTON, BERMUDA — Bermuda has eased its travel authorization requirements for travellers three weeks early, a move that will streamline the overall travel experience for visitors.

The requirement for an approved travel authorization (TA), the associated US$40 fee, and proof of vaccination or medical insurance will no longer be a condition of travel from Nov. 14, 2022.

In its place, the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) will reinstate the Bermuda Arrival Card, a digital form for visitors only, which was in place prior to the onset of the pandemic. The simple online form can be completed in minutes prior to travel to the island, and will capture visitor data and generate critical tourism statistics for the country.

The updated protocols come three weeks earlier than the original Nov. 30, 2022 end date of the use of the TA.

Said Minister of Tourism Vance Campbell: Our government has delivered on our pledge to protect the health and safety of our residents and visitors and now with the earlier end date for the TA, travel to Bermuda will be simpler for our visitors.”

Tracy Berkeley, interim Chief Executive Officer at BTA, added: “Bermuda’s tourism industry fully supports the decision to eliminate the travel authorization and bring the island’s public health emergency orders to an end. We are especially appreciative of our partners in the Ministry of Health for the collaborative approach to solving our shared challenges. This is exciting news that will help to restore a frictionless travel experience for our visitors.”

Currently, visitors to Bermuda no longer require pre-travel or on-island COVID-19 testing.

The online visitor arrivals process can be completed in three easy steps:

  1. Go to BermudaArrivalCard.com
  2. Complete the form accurately and completely with visitor details
  3. Download the form and present it to immigration officials for inspection

There is no approval process, no fee, and once the required fields have been completed the form is available as a downloadable link or by email. All non-residents who travel to Bermuda as of Nov. 14 must complete the Bermuda Arrival Card even if they have previously completed a travel authorization form. Hard copy ‘Pink Forms’ will be available for non-resident travellers who have not completed the digital Bermuda Arrival Card. There is no need to accept a ‘Pink Form’ if you have completed the digital form.

A preliminary version of the form can be found at www.BermudaArrivalCard.com and testing and optimization will be complete in the next few days.

 


For more information visit: www.gotobermuda.com/bermudatourism.