U.S. Coast Guard Reviews Successful Enforcement Operation with Bermuda

U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette supported a visit this week by Rear Admiral Shannon Gilreath, Commander of the United States Coast Guard’s Mid-Atlantic Region.  The visit following the completion of a successful fisheries enforcement operation earlier this year in partnership with the Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Coast …

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U.S. Consul General Hosts 2022 Independence Day Reception Aboard U.S. Coast Guard Eagle

The U.S. Consulate hosted a glittering reception aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter ‘Eagle’ to celebrate the 246th anniversary of the independence of the United States and the longstanding, special U.S.-Bermuda relationship.    U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette welcomed Her Excellency Governor Rena Lalgie, Honorable Premier David Burt, Honorable Opposition Leader Cole Simons, Honorable Ministers, Members of …

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U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship “Eagle” to Visit Bermuda: Open for Public Tours

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter “Eagle” is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda on Friday, July 8 as part of its 2022 summer training deployment. The ship will be moored along Front Street in Hamilton, July 8-12 and will be open for free public tours Saturday, July 9 – Monday, July 11 between 11:00 a.m. – …

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Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Alex

HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT REPORTS ALEX IS A LITTLE STRONGER – TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED ON BERMUDA STARTING LATE TONIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY The National Hurrican Center (NHC) advises that a Hurricane Hunter aircraft has been investigating Tropical Storm Alex.  The flight reconnaissance indicates a slightly stronger storm, with tropical storm conditions expected on Bermuda starting late …

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Weather Alert for U.S. Citizens – Hurricane Season 2022

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane Season which lasts through November 2022. Hurricane Season in the Atlantic commenced June 1 and runs through November 30. The  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center  expects the 2022 season to be above average for the seventh consecutive year.  NOAA predicts that the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will produce: 14 to 21 …

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Employment Opportunity: U.S. Consulate Seeks House Manager/Chef

Looking to advance your career in a dynamic environment? In this full-time position, you will have the opportunity to manage a high-profile, historic Bermuda residence and create dining and event experiences for VIP guests, including high-ranking officials.   Minimum qualifications: Experience supervising employees and contractors, including managing a kitchen Strong budget management experience Significant experience …

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U.S. Consulate Celebrates Earth Day with Paget Primary School and Bermuda’s Zoological Society

The U.S. Consulate General partnered with the Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) and Paget Primary School to celebrate the 52nd annual Earth Day by volunteering to support the Trunk Island Living Classroom in Harrington Sound. To highlight this year’s Earth Day theme “Invest in Our Planet,” and raise awareness about important environmental issues like climate change, …

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Coast Guard begins Multi-Month Fisheries Enforcement Operation with Bermuda

PORTSMOUTH, Va. —U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan (WPC-1135) is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda on April 6 as part of a multi-month fisheries enforcement operation in concert with the Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Royal Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Coast Guard, and Bermuda Police Services.  The cutter will be the first of three Coast Guard ships that will patrol seaward …

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Register to Vote From Anywhere in the World!

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state. Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register. Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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New Travel Advisory Issued by the U.S. Department of State

The Department of State has issued a new Travel Advisory for Bermuda, reflecting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19 Travel Health Notice, issued January 18, 2022. Travelers are encouraged to read the entire Bermuda Travel Advisory (state.gov) . If you decide to travel to Bermuda: See the  U.S. Consulate’s web page  regarding COVID-19. Visit the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda

Location: Worldwide: Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to …

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U.S. Consulate General Announces Updates to the U.S. International Air Travel Vaccine Policy

On October 25, the Biden Administration released details behind the new international air travel policy that is stringent, consistent across the globe, and guided by public health. Starting on November 8, foreign national air travelers to the United States will be required – with only limited exceptions – to be fully vaccinated and to provide …

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Register and Request Absentee Ballots for Upcoming Congressional Elections

Register and request an absentee ballot now for these special Congressional elections: The following states have elections in the next 90 days: November 2, 2021:Florida Special Primary Election in U.S. Congressional District 20* November 2, 2021:Ohio Special General Election in U.S. Congressional Districts 11 & 15** *The State of Florida will conduct a special primary …

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U.S. Consulate General Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Today, U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette hosted a wreath laying ceremony at the U.S. Consulate to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and to honor the individuals who lost their lives that day.     “Thank you for joining me here this morning, as we mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks …

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U.S. Consulate General and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Donate Water Supply for COVID-19 Support

This morning, U.S. Consulate General Hamilton and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency donated a supply of bottled water to support COVID-19 relief efforts as the Government of Bermuda continues to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus. U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette and CBP Port Director Cletus William expressed their appreciation to the …

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New U.S. Consul General Appointed to Bermuda

The U.S. Department of State has appointed Karen Grissette to serve as the next, full-time, U.S. Consul General to Bermuda. A career Foreign Service Officer of over 20 years, Ms. Grissette recently served as the Executive Director of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in Washington D.C., where she advised a presidentially appointed Board on the …

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Acting U.S. Consul General Appointed to Bermuda

Mr. Tom Edwardsen will assume Acting Consul General responsibilities on May 7, succeeding  Mr. Alan Purcell who departed the island this week. Mr. Edwardsen will remain in the position until the arrival of a permanent successor later this summer.   A career Foreign Service Officer, Tom most recently managed the Assignments Division for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and the Bureau of …

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Acting U.S. Consul General Appointed to Bermuda

Alan Purcell Mr. Alan Purcell has been appointed to serve as the Acting U.S. Consul General to Bermuda. Acting Consul General Purcell is scheduled to assume his duties the week of January 25 – succeeding former Consul General Lee Rizzuto, who left the island on January 19. A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Purcell served most …

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Special Election in Louisiana’s 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts

The State of Louisiana will conduct two special primary elections on Tuesday, March 20, 2021, to fill a vacancy for the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Congressional District 2 includes nearly all of the city of New Orleans and stretches west and north to Baton Rouge. Congressional District 5 includes rural northeastern Louisiana and much …

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U.S. Consul General Presents Cup Match Portrait to the Premier

U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto presented Hon. Premier David Burt with a special portrait created by American artist ‘Rob the Original’ this summer, to commemorate the Cup Match Holiday. The official presentation took place at the Cabinet Office, where U.S. Consul General Rizzuto recognized the importance of the holiday and his interest in highlighting its …

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U.S. Consulate Announces Bermuda’s Updated Classification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Today, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Bermuda has been removed from its Level 2 Travel Health Advisory List! The CDC has changed Bermuda’s country classification from ‘Alert Level 2: Moderate Risk’ to ‘No Travel Health Notice: COVID-19 Risk is Very Low.’ “The U.S Consulate has been heavily engaged on …

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Voting questions? Log into one of these live sessions!

We would like to notify U.S. citizens in Bermuda of the following opportunities to get your voting questions answered live.  While the last day to submit ballots to the U.S. Consulate in Hamilton for mailing to the U.S. via courier is next Thursday, October 22 at noon, some states will let voters submit their ballots electronically.  If …

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U.S. Citizens It’s Not Too Late to Register and Request an Absentee Ballot

Absentee ballots will be on their way in less than a month, but it’s not too late to register and request yours.  The deadline to get registered and request your ballot for November 3 using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) depends on your state of residency. Here are a few ways to get prepared: …

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U.S. Consul General Announces Resumption of U.S. Mail Service to Bermuda

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will resume acceptance of mail to Bermuda and other international locations effective August 21, 2020. “Thank you to the United States Postal Service, Delta Airlines and everyone involved in assisting with the resumption of U.S. mail services to Bermuda. This has been a great inconvenience for many, and I …

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U.S. Consulate General Announces Updated Travel Health Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

On August 17, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) upgraded the Travel Health Advisory Notice for Bermuda from Level 3 to Level 2, due to COVID-19. The COVID-19 risk in Bermuda is moderate, however, the CDC recommends travelers to Bermuda practice enhanced precautions. On August 6, 2020, in close coordination with the …

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U.S. Consul General Commemorates 51st Anniversary of NASA Apollo 11

U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto visited the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Bermuda Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island for the first time to commemorate the 51st anniversary of Apollo 11 – the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon – and the 30th anniversary year of the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble has expanded …

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Travel Update: U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda – March 26, 2020

Travel Update – U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda, March 26, 2020 Location: Hamilton, Bermuda Event: Charter Flight Availability from L. F. Wade Airport A charter flight that is repatriating Bermudian citizens has limited availability to repatriate American citizens back to the US (Atlanta) on the return flight. The flight will depart this evening.  Seats are very …

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Travel Update: U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda – March 23, 2020

Travel Update – U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda, March 23, 2020 Location: Hamilton, Bermuda Event: Interest in Flights to the United States The Government of Bermuda confirmed 6 cases of COVID-19 in Bermuda, as of March 23. All U.S. Citizens currently in Bermuda who wish to return to the United States by commercial air service, are …

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Update: U.S. Consulate General Operations

The U.S. Consulate General supports all efforts made by the Government of Bermuda to ensure the safety and security of the country while combating the spread of COVID-19. In accordance with the closure guidelines and social distancing advice issued by the Government of Bermuda, the U.S. Consulate will suspend routine consular services as of March …

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Travel Update: U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda – March 22, 2020

Travel Update – U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda, March 22, 2020 Location: Hamilton, Bermuda Event:  Additional Flights to the United States from Bermuda Due to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) New York Air Traffic Control Center temporarily suspending aircraft approach and departure control services, air traffic is presently unable to operate in Bermuda’s airspace. …

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Travel Update: U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda – March 21, 2020

Travel Update – U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda, March 20, 2020 Location: Hamilton, Bermuda Event:  Additional Flights to the United States from Bermuda The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice . U.S. Citizens who live in the United States should …

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Health Alert: U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda – March 20, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda, March 20, 2020 Location: Hamilton, Bermuda Event:  Additional Flights to the United States from Bermuda The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice . U.S. Citizens who live in the United States should …

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Health Alert: U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda – March 20, 2020

Global Health Advisory: Effective Friday, March 20, at 11:59 pm, L.F. Wade Airport in Bermuda will close for incoming passenger flights for two weeks. Only returning residents will be allowed on flights to Bermuda arriving March 19 and March 20. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United …

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The U.S. Consulate General Operations

In accordance with the Bermuda Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 prevention guidelines, the U.S. Consulate General in Bermuda is implementing all appropriate measures to help control the spread of the virus. The Consulate remains open and available for American Citizen Services.  However, as of March 17, the Consulate is cancelling routine nonimmigrant visa appointments.   The Consulate …

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Travel Information following Coronavirus (COVID-19) Proclamation

U.S. Consulate General Hamilton March 12, 2020 On March 11, President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation suspending the entry of most foreign nationals who have been in Schengen Area countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States. These countries include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, …

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The U.S. Consulate General Hosts Public Information Session: Your Steps to Studying in the United States

Meet with the U.S. Consulate General to learn how you can study and earn your degree in the United States during a public information session at the Bermuda EducationUSA Advising Centre on Thursday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m. EducationUSA Advisor and Bermuda College Counsellor Janea Mallory along with Vice Consul of the U.S. Consulate Nurik …

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NASA Rocket Launch Visible from Bermuda

The U.S. Consulate General and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) would like to advise the public of a scheduled rocket launch on Sunday, February 9, which may be visible from Bermuda. NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallop’s Island, Virginia, will launch Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft at 6:39 p.m. (Atlantic Time) …

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