New COVID-19 test service in NYC for Bermuda travellers
Travellers to Bermuda can now access an expedited COVID-19 screening service in New York City.
Starting October 27, a collaboration between the Bermuda Tourism Authority and OpenClear will offer COVID-19 testing every Tuesday and Thursday (9 am–3 pm, by appointment only) in Midtown Manhattan.
The service is designed to help visitors to Bermuda from the New York City area, as well as returning residents of Bermuda, obtain a COVID-19 test result for the island’s pre-trip Travel Authorisation process.
OpenClear’s screening program, led by LEAA Health, includes nasopharyngeal swab collection by a healthcare worker, in line with the Bermuda Department of Health protocols. To book an appointment, travellers must provide proof of travel to Bermuda within seven days (flight number, flight date). They must then apply for a Bermuda Travel Authorisation one to three days before departure and show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than seven days* before departure.
OpenClear offers three result turnaround times (12–24 hours, 24–48 hours, 48–72 hours), with prices starting at $199. OpenClear is an out-of-network testing service provider and does not accept any insurance for this COVID-19 screening service. Travellers to Bermuda can choose to receive COVID-19 testing services from OpenClear or any authorised healthcare provider.
Visit https://www.openclear.nyc/bermuda-tourism to learn more about OpenClear’s COVID-19 screening service, rates and appointment scheduling.