As with many countries around the world, Bermuda closed its borders earlier this year due to COVID-19. The borders reopened to commercial air service on July 1, with tourism slowly beginning its recovery since then. Since yachts comprised rising numbers of visitors in recent years, the Bermuda Tourism Authority is updating owners, captains, and others about current charter and cruising policies. It’s doing so through webinar next week, “Bermuda: Safe, Open & Welcoming Superyachts.”
The webinar, set for October 7 at 9 a.m. Eastern time, will bring together Bermuda-based tourism executives as well as superyacht consultants. Topics will include arrival and clearance for yachts. As we mentioned in covering Bermuda’s superyacht tourism economic recovery plan a few months ago, all yachts must appoint a local port agent. The webinar surely will additionally cover COVID-19 testing policies. Specifically, everyone who plans to visit Bermuda must take a test prior to departure. The same individuals must take yet another test upon arrival.
Of course, the webinar, lasting an hour and a half, will emphasize what the Bermuda Tourism Authority calls a “COVID-safe environment.” According to survey results the organization has collected since July, 95 percent of visitors say they felt safe while on the island.
To register for “Bermuda: Safe, Open & Welcoming Superyachts,” visit this dedicated link.
Bermuda Tourism Authority gotobermuda.com