Starting May 17, passengers departing Bermuda bound for the UK will be required to follow ‘Amber List’ rules, including a 10-day quarantine and other COVID-19 test requirements.

This after the UK Government issued ‘red, amber and green list rules for entering England’ with Bermuda on the ‘Amber List’, in addition to Caribbean Territories.

For passengers leaving “an amber country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England”, the following rules apply:

Before travel to England all passengers are required to:

  • complete a passenger locator form
  • take a COVID-19 test
  • book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 travel tests – known as a “travel test package” – to be taken after arrival in England

All passengers upon their arrival in England must:

  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • take a Covid-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

Meanwhile, a spokesperson said: “The London Office previously and continues to be in discussions with relevant UK officials on this matter and is working to move Bermuda on the ‘Green List’. It is important to note that these lists are consistently under review pending the jurisdiction satisfying the relevant factors and criteria for a change in status. Any immediate and urgent matters please contact the London Office at londonoffice@gov.bm / + 44 [0] 20 7518 9900.”

According to the UK Government website, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on Friday (May 7) that “international travel can begin to safely reopen from May 17, allowing people to go on foreign holidays to green list countries”.

It was also noted that the ‘Stay in the UK’ regulation will lift on May 17, meaning leisure travel from England will no longer be illegal. But strict border controls will remain in place as international travel gradually resumes.