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Bermuda Travel Restrictions and Caribbean COVID Travel Rules

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can You Travel to Bermuda Right Now?
A: Only vaccinated travelers can visit Bermuda right now. Bermuda COVID travel restrictions require each visitor to apply for Bermuda Travel Authorisation at least 24 hours before the day of arrival to confirm vaccination status and present a negative COVID-19 test before entry. 

Q: Can I Travel to Anguilla Right Now?
A: You can travel to Anguilla if you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Anguilla COVID travel requirements include proof of vaccination status, a negative COVID test before entry, and a negative test upon arrival only for travelers who have not had a booster dose. 

Q: Are the Cayman Islands Open for Travel?
A: The Cayman Islands are open for travel to vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors. However, current Cayman Islands travel restrictions only allow entry for unvaccinated visitors with a close tie to the islands. All travelers must submit a travel declaration to Travel Cayman 72 hours before their trip.

COVID Information Disclaimer

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is an ongoing, rapidly developing situation. GoReady Insurance encourages its readers to monitor publicly available information and follow federal, state, and local health organizations’ guidance and government mandates. This information is intended to assist GoReady Insurance’s readers with important guidance when dealing with COVID-19. This information may vary or be updated.

GoReady Insurance gives no assurances as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided. Further, the information contained herein is provided for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.

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What to Know Before Planning Your Next Vacation

Now that the Caribbean islands have reopened to international tourism, is the allure of white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters calling? With the proper preparation (and travel insurance for pandemic interruptions), you can soon have your toes in the sand.  Each island has adopted various travel requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Here’s what you need to know before planning your next trip, from Bermuda travel restrictions in the north to Anguilla travel restrictions in the east and everything in between.

Bermuda Bay

Bermuda Travel Restrictions

If you’re eager to touch down on velvety pink sand and explore untouched offshore reefs, you’ll have to head to the best Bermuda beaches, like Horseshoe Bay Beach and Jobson’s Cove Beach that wrap around the island’s south shore. For vaccinated travelers, there are few Bermuda travel restrictions.

Bermuda Travel Authorisation

All visitors must apply for Bermuda Travel Authorisation, even those traveling by sea who do not intend to come ashore once arriving in Bermuda. Travel Authorisation applications can be purchased for $40 up to one month before travel but must be completed at least 24 hours before your day of arrival.

Vaccination Requirements

Bermuda COVID travel restrictions do require all visitors ages 12 and older to be fully vaccinated to enter the island. Unvaccinated visitors ages 11 and younger may enter with vaccinated parents or guardians. Unvaccinated children must take a COVID-19 NAAT test up to 4 days before arrival.

Testing Requirements

Bermuda travel restrictions state that all visitors must present a negative COVID-19 NAAT (PCR, LAMP, or TMA) test taken no more than four days before arrival or a negative supervised antigen test taken no more than two days before arrival to enter the island if traveling by air.

Visitors must present a negative COVID-19 NAAT test or supervised antigen test before departure if traveling by sea. However, only a COVID-19 NAAT test is accepted for unvaccinated children.

Travel Insurance Requirements

To enter the island, purchasing Bermuda travel insurance is required as part of the Bermuda Travel Authorisation process. Your pandemic travel insurance must cover illness and injury, including sickness related to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis while in Bermuda.

Anguilla Sunset

Anguilla Travel Restrictions

If the best Anguilla beaches like Meads Bay and Shoal Bay are on your travel list, staying updated with Anguilla travel restrictions is essential. Here are the current Anguilla COVID travel requirements. 

Vaccination Requirements

All adult travelers must be vaccinated to enter Anguilla. Anguilla travel restrictions will allow entry for unvaccinated minors ages 18 and under; however, they must be accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.  Testing Requirements All travelers to Anguilla must present a negative COVID PCR test taken no more than three days before arrival or a negative rapid antigen test taken no more than two days before arrival. In addition, Anguilla COVID travel requirements state that only visitors who were vaccinated more than six months before travel and have not yet received a booster dose will be tested upon arrival (for an additional $50).

Travel Insurance Requirements

For entry, all visitors must purchase Anguilla travel insurance that covers COVID-19 medical costs, including hospitalization and air ambulance. With the island located along the hurricane belt in the Caribbean Sea, it’s also wise to purchase cancel for any reason insurance if traveling during peak hurricane season between June and late November.

Cayman Island Sunset

Cayman Islands Travel Restrictions

There are three main Cayman Islands — Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac — but the best Cayman Island beaches can be found on Grand Cayman. Before entering, you must apply for permission through the Travel Cayman portal to comply with Cayman Islands travel restrictions. 

Vaccination Requirements

According to Cayman Island COVID travel requirements, all visitors ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to enter by air and sea. The Only exception is if they have a close tie to the islands — meaning they own a business or property in the Cayman Islands or have a close family tie. In addition, a fully vaccinated adult must accompany children under 12. 

Testing Requirements

All visitors ages 5 and over must comply with Cayman Island COVID travel requirements and present proof of a negative rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of entry. Test results must be uploaded to the Travel Portal. No quarantine or on-island testing is required for fully vaccinated travelers, but those unvaccinated may be required to quarantine for up to 7 days. 

Travel Insurance Requirements

Cayman Islands travel insurance is required when applying for entry through the Travel Cayman portal. All visitors must present pandemic coverage with COVID-19-related health expenses. Flight insurance may also be a wise investment with the islands’ location in the hurricane belt.

References 

  1. Applying for a Bermuda Travel Authorisation, https://www.gov.bm/applying-bermuda-travel-authorisation
  2. Visitors, https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-travellers-visitors
  3. Entry Requirements - Anguilla,  https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/anguilla/entry-requirements
  4. Travel Requirements, https://www.visitcaymanislands.com/en-us/travel-requirements


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