BTA: Covid-19 Testing For Travellers Webinar

January 14, 2021

The Bermuda Tourism Authority will be hosting a free webinar tomorrow [Jan 15] to help Bermuda residents access Covid-19 testing before they return home from the United States.

“Our aim is to make it easier to travel safely and responsibly—both for our visitors and Bermuda residents,” said BTA Interim CEO Glenn Jones. “We’re pleased to be joined on the webinar by expert colleagues from Bermuda’s Ministry of Health as well as our overseas associates.”

BTA Covid-19 Testing For Travellers Webinar Bermuda Jan 2021

“The 75-minute session, scheduled 3:30–4:45 pm, Friday, January 15, will also address new testing provisions in Bermuda for visitors and residents departing the island for the US, UK or Canada under new protocols announced recently by those nations,” the BTA said.

“Featured panellists at the webinar, along with Jones, include: Kirk McMurray, Co-Founder & CEO, OpenClear, LLC; Dr Cheryl Lee Eberting, Founder & CEO, AZOVA, Inc; and Dr Carika Weldon, Science Advisor to the Bermuda Government and Laboratory Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory [MDL]. Following individual presentations, journalist Don Burgess will moderate a panel discussion and Q&A with participants.

“Under new restrictions announced in the past week, travel to the US, UK and Canada will require a negative COVID-19 test to be taken within 72 hours of departure before arriving in those jurisdictions.

“We invite members of the public, Bermuda residents overseas, and anyone planning a visit to our island to join us for this informative session.” To register for the webinar, click here.”

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As the island and world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, we are doing our best to provide timely and accurate information, and you can find more information on the links below.

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  1. Vigilante says:

    I used to good effect this week to get my at-home PCR test in the US prior to returning to Cayman, who recently introduced a 72-hour negative pre-test requirement. I paid $119 online, and the test arrived by courier two days later. You self-administer (a larger swab only half way up each nostril) and return the sample by pre-paid UPS. I got the results back 2 days after that in the form of a full lab report. I fly tomorrow so that works nicely! Note of warning, the standard UPS agents will not handle the sample packages, you have to arrange a pickup by UPS or go to a proper UPS store. Also, the couriers don’t work on weekends so if you were flying on Mon or Tues I think you’d be out of luck getting those results back in time with a 72-hour testing window.

    I also went to several labs near me, waited outside in 15F to get in early for a walk-in test, paid $165 each time for the privilege, and none of those results are back yet…you live and learn…