Bermuda Announces Plan to Reopen to Air Travelers on July 1

Colorful homes and hotels on this hillside in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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The Bermuda government has announced the island will resume international commercial air service for visitors starting July 1, as part of its fourth phase of economic reopening after successful management of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to date.

Bermuda’s reopening plan features five stages of visitors traveling to and from the island, including: pre-departure; in-flight; upon arrival; on-island; and returning home. Government officials are working to finalize a policy that will enable travelers who test negative 72 hours in advance and who also test negative upon arrival in Bermuda to have freedom of movement to enjoy the island’s experiences, adhering to local health guidelines in place at the time of visit.    

The reopening reflects Bermuda’s success in managing the impact of the pandemic, with a high volume of testing and contact tracing following lockdown and shelter-at-home measures. At the time of the announcement, the island had the world’s 12th-highest rate of testing per capita; 11 consecutive days of no new cases of COVID-19; and just five active cases, none of which were critical.

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These outcomes have given Bermuda the confidence to welcome airlines and visitors back. With reopening, Bermuda says it offers guests an accessible, safer destination with an emphasis on wellness and responsible precautions, along with the island’s well-known beauty, flavors and natural attractions.

With the resumption of cruise traffic unknown at this time, the Bermuda Tourism Authority encourages visitors to work with their trusted travel professional for hotel and air packages. 

More information on Bermuda’s reopening plan and timeline can be found at www.gotobermuda.com.

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