In the latest series of travel restrictions easing, Ireland has removed all travel restrictions, Austria has lifted almost all restrictions, and Bermuda has updated its protocols to streamline vaccinated travellers visiting the island by air.
As of 6 March, people visiting Ireland no longer have to complete a passenger locator form, nor provide proof of vaccination or recovery or a COVID-19 test.
For those entering Austria, you will need to provide one of the following: proof of vaccination, proof of past infection, or a negative PCR test within the previous 72 hours or a negative LFT/antigen test within the previous 24 hours.
COVID protection measures in Austria will be lifted and a vaccine certificate is no longer required to enter hospitality venues, hotels, museums, and venues of the like. However, FFP2 marks will be mandatory on public transport and in essential shops, such as supermarkets, post offices, banks, and pharmacies.
Bermuda’s updated guidelines mean that visitors will have to show proof of vaccination status and a negative COVID test for travellers 2 and older.
Travellers will need to complete the Travellers Authorisation form within 24 – 48 hours before arrival.
Children 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated. Children eleven years and younger will take on the vaccination status of the guardian travelling with them.
No further testing will be required upon arrival. If the country of origin requires a test to return, Bermuda will automatically schedule and provide return testing to travellers.
“People are ready to travel, and Bermuda is eager to welcome them back,” said Douglas Trueblood, Bermuda Tourism Authority chief of sales and marketing officer.
“While we remain dedicated to taking the utmost precautions, our new guidelines have been designed with convenience and comfort in mind, in addition to safety. Additionally, with several returning daily flights this spring, the island is easily accessible once again.”
Featured image: Bermuda’s famous pink sand (iStock/Ashley Hense)