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Bermuda reopened to international travelers

Nov. 06, 2021
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Bermuda June 2020. (Photo courtesy Laurence Fox)
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Bermuda reopened

Bermuda reopened to travelers in July. Since then, updated vaccination and test requirements have been put in place by Bermuda's government and its Tourism Board for visitors who plan to travel to this island destination.

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Vegetation along the coast of Warwick long bay, Great Sound of Bermuda (Long Island), British Overseas Territory. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
Vegetation along the coast of Warwick long bay, Great Sound of Bermuda (Long Island), British Overseas Territory. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

What you need to visit Bermuda

Bermuda's tourism officials have provided the following guidelines and requirements for tourists.


  • Apply for a Bermuda Travel Authorization.
  • Obtain a certified negative PCR COVID-19 test within four days of departure and proof of vaccination.
  • Provide proof of health insurance
  • Wear face masks and practice physical distancing at the departure airport
  • Complete a traveler screening form and arrival card

On the plane

  • Wear a face mask while on the plane
  • Practice social distancing to the extent possible

Upon arrival

  • Effective Aug. 23, all immunized travelers will be given a red wristband upon arrival.
  • Immunized travelers with a pretest must wear it until receiving the negative arrival test.
  • Immunized travelers without a pretest must wear it until receiving the negative fourth-day test.
  • Children under the age of two do not need to have a COVID-19 PCR test or a Travel Authorization to travel to Bermuda.
  • Effective Sept 26, unimmunized travelers must complete their mandatory 14-day quarantine at an accommodation of their choice.

The Bermuda Government launched the WeHealth Bermuda app which provides anonymous COVID-19 exposure notifications and is encouraged for all visitors to download.

Related: Reopening guide to the Caribbean

Getting to Bermuda

Hamilton (BDA) is the largest airport in Bermuda. Both Delta and American offer regular service. You can earn points through the Delta Skymiles rewards program and for American Airline travelers can rack up miles with the American AAdvantage program.

Delta offers nonstop flights from Atlanta (ATL) to BDA. In mid-January, round-trip tickets start at $491 or 26,000 points (+133) for basic economy; $581 or 34,000 points (+133) for main cabin; $769 or 52,000 points (+133) for Delta Comfort+ and $1,199 or 100,000 points (+133) for first-class seats.

Screenshot Courtesy of Delta
Screenshot Courtesy of Delta

Nonstop American Airlines flights in January from Miami (MIA) are available starting at $586 or 20,000 points (+138.45) round-trip for main cabin flexible seats. Business class seats cost $1,204 or 80,000 points (+132.85) round-trip.

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Screenshot Courtesy of American Airlines

Related: Visiting Bermuda with kids

Where to stay in Bermuda

There are not a lot of points properties in Bermuda but you can pay using that sweet travel credit from the Chase Sapphire Reserve card.

Related: Complete review of the Chase Sapphire Reserve

There is the St. Regis Bermuda resort opened in May 2021, which is located in the historic town of St. George’s, just steps from the white sands of St. Catherine’s Beach. The resort has two swimming pools, private cabanas for an exclusive retreat, along with the Iridium Spa. For little resort guests, there are different activities at The St. Regis Kids Club.

St. Regis Bermuda room rendering courtesy St. Regis.

A January stay at the St. Regis Bermuda will cost about $539 per night for Marriott members and $550 per night for non-members for a standard room. It is a Category 8 hotel which will set you back 70,000 points per night for off-peak days, 85,000 per night for standard and 100,000 per night for peak. Note that come March 2022, Marriott is switching to dynamic award pricing, and will do away with its existing award charts.

Screenshot Courtesy of St. Regis Bermuda Resort

For Hilton Honors members, the Bermudiana Beach Resort, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton will be opening June 2022.Related: Hotel review The Reefs Bermuda

While in Bermuda

There are many things to see in Bermuda along with enjoying the white sand beaches. City Hall & Arts Centre is located in the heart of Hamilton with two art museums and a theatre. Natural Reserve attractions include Shelly Bay which combines Bermuda’s beaches with red mangrove forests and saltwater ponds.

Even though most attractions are open in Bermuda, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends caution and mask-wearing when traveling to and in Bermuda.

More reading: New resort and hotel options in Bermuda

Bottom Line

Bermuda has fared well since reopening to travelers. Bermuda's government has put clear guidelines to make it safe for international visitors to enjoy everything this destination has to offer.

Additional reporting by Katherine Fan, Liz Ramanand

Featured image by Mid Ocean Club, South Shore, Bermuda June 2020. (Photo courtesy Laurence Fox)
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