- A current passport is required to travel to or from Bermuda.
- A visa is required for persons of certain nationalities wishing to travel to Bermuda.
All passengers arriving in Bermuda will be presented with a Customs Traveller Declaration form. This will be provided to you on board by your airline and there are copies available in the Arrivals Hall.
Customs has a duty to protect Bermuda from the importation of drugs, firearms and other harmful goods and to stop travellers evading import duty. To do this, they need the cooperation of all passengers.
The Customs Traveller Declaration only needs to be completed by those arriving in Bermuda if they have goods in excess of their duty-free allowance. When more than one member of the same household is travelling together, one household member may complete a combined Customs declaration.
The duty-free allowances for every person aged 18 years of age or more include up to:
- 1 litre of spirits
- 1 litre of wine
- 500g of tobacco
- 50 cigars
- 200 cigarettes
Every person entitled to reside in Bermuda has a $200 duty-free allowance on their personal goods that accompany them to the island by air.
Visitors to Bermuda are entitled to $50 duty-free allowance on their personal goods that accompany them to the island by air.
Transfer of baggage allowance is available to returning islanders and immigrants in respect of their used personal baggage.
Typically, duty will be assessed by Customs at the standard rate of 25 per cent of the value of goods in excess of the duty-free allowance.
Controlled substances, obscene material, fireworks, firearms and ammunition are generally prohibited from being imported.
Live animals, plants, fruit and vegetables require an import permit.
Cash and negotiable instruments of a value greater than BDA $10,000 must be declared to Customs. “Cash” includes coins and bank notes in any currency, whilst “negotiable instruments” include cheques, travellers cheques, promissory notes and money orders.
Business goods must be declared separately on a Bermuda Customs Declaration and are not covered by duty-free allowances.
Additional information about Bermuda Customs can be found here: https://www.gov.bm/department/customs
Arriving in Bermuda
Upon arrival, passengers will be directed to the Arrivals Hall. There are two separate lines for immigration: Residents and Visitors. Mixed parties may queue in either line.
Travelling to Bermuda
All visitors to Bermuda will receive immigration forms during their flight. These are also available in the Arrivals Hall. Both sides of the form must be completed and presented on arrival to Bermuda.
For more information regarding immigration, please visit the Government of Bermuda’s Immigration website here: https://www.gov.bm/coming-bermuda/immigration
Travelling to the United States
All passengers travelling to the United States from Bermuda will go through pre-clearance in Bermuda. As a result, passengers will not have to go through immigration once landing in the US and will arrive as if they are travelling on a domestic US flight.
US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) operating hours are 7 am to 4 pm daily. All scheduled US-bound flights are timed to fit within those hours of operation so that passengers can be pre-cleared.
For more information on US immigration and customs, please visit the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement website here: https://www.ice.gov
Travelling to Canada
Passengers travelling to Canada will be provided Canadian immigration forms by their airline and are required to complete this before clearing Immigration in Canada.
You will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (“ETA”) to visit or transit Canada by air if you are a citizen of Bermuda who derives their citizenship through birth, descent, registration or naturalization. To apply for an ETA please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
For more information regarding immigration, please visit the Canada Border Services Agency website here: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
Travelling to the United Kingdom
All non-European Union passport holders departing from Bermuda and travelling to the UK will be provided with British immigration forms by their airline. These must be completed before clearing UK border control.
More information on travelling to the UK and travel requirements can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control/overview