Bermuda is finally dropping its $40 travel authorization form earlier than expected and in time for several cruise ships to benefit.
Beginning November 14, the form will no longer be required and the free Bermuda arrival card is being reinstated. While the Bermuda government planned to remove the form in December, they moved the date forward by three weeks.
“Today, the Bermuda Government is pleased to announce the elimination of the travel authorization process three weeks earlier than previously announced, a move which will streamline the overall travel experience for visitors,” announced a Bermuda government spokesperson
“The requirement for an approved TA, the associated forty-dollar fee, and proof of vaccination or medical insurance will end on 13th November 2022.”
They went in to say that the digital Bermuda Arrival Card for visitors only was being reinstated and more information would be forthcoming.
This removes the last of the requirements to visit Bermuda and everyone is now free to travel there regardless of vaccination status.
Several cruise ships are going to benefit from these changes. Ocean Cruises’ Sirena will be the first to benefit as she is scheduled to arrive on November 14. Norwegian Joy arrives the next day and has several voyages scheduled to visit Bermuda.
The dropping of the $40 travel authorization form is very good news for travel and cruising.