U.S. Consulate General Launches Campaign Promoting U.S. Higher Education

United States Consul General Karen Grissette welcomed education partners, stakeholders, and special guests to her residence to develop education partnerships in support of the Consulate’s upcoming Study with “US” campaign Wednesday evening. To reinforce the longstanding educational exchange ties between the United States and Bermuda, the U.S. Consulate built support for the upcoming launch of …

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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. 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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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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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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“Coming your way, Bermuda!” – U.S. Consul General and Deputy Premier Observe NASA Rocket Launch from Bermuda’s Tracking Station

On August 10, U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette and Deputy Premier Walter Roban visited the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island to observe launch operations of an Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft as it passed directly over Bermuda. At 7:01 p.m. (AST), the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia launched a …

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

July 12, 2021 MEDIA ADVISORY U.S. Consulate General Announces Updated Travel Health Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adjusted the Travel Health Notice for Bermuda, de-escalating Bermuda’s status from Level 2, moderate level of COVID-19, to Level 1, low level of …

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U.S. COAST GUARD TALL SHIP EAGLE TO VISIT BERMUDA: OPEN FOR PUBLIC TOURS

ATLANTIC OCEAN — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (WIX 327), “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda on Saturday, July 10th as part of its 2021 summer training deployment. The ship will be moored along Front Street in Hamilton, July 10 – July 14 and will be open for free public tours …

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

April 5, 2021 MEDIA ADVISORY U.S. Consulate General Announces Updated Travel Health Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adjusted the Travel Health Notice for Bermuda, changing its status from Level 2 to Level 4, COVID-19 Very High. The adjustment follows Bermuda’s recent increase in active cases.    The U.S. Consulate continues to engage with …

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

March 15, 2021 MEDIA ADVISORY U.S. Consulate General Announces Updated Travel Health Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adjusted the Travel Health Notice for Bermuda, upgrading its status from Level 3 to Level 2, COVID-19 Moderate. The U.S. Consulate continues to …

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U.S. University Partners with U.S. Consulate General Hamilton to Host Virtual Open House in Bermuda

TROY, AL — Troy University, a public university located in Troy, Alabama, will host a virtual information session for Bermudians in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, EducationUSA and the U.S. Consulate General Hamilton. The event, led by Troy University’s International Admissions Office, is scheduled for Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. and …

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

March 1, 2021 MEDIA ADVISORY U.S. Consulate General Announces Updated Travel Health Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) On March 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adjusted the Travel Health Advisory Notice for Bermuda, upgrading its status from Level 4 to Level 3. The COVID-19 risk in …

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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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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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Statement: U.S. Consul General Highlights Special US-Bermuda Relationship

Following a meeting with Hon. Premier David Burt earlier this week, U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto highlights the longstanding ties and positive relationship between the United States and Bermuda. “Rarely can you refer to a 400 – plus, year relationship that has exemplified the true meaning of bilateral relations,” says U.S. Consul General Rizzuto. Bermuda’s …

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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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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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U.S. Consulate Hamilton Announces Resumption of Limited Visa Services

The U.S. Consulate General is beginning a phased resumption of routine visa services.  On July 15, the Consulate  will resume visa services for students who are legal permanent residents of Bermuda.  In addition, Third Country National (TCN) workers  who have been furloughed or terminated from their employment in Bermuda, and require a U.S. visa to …

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U.S. Consulate Hamilton – Ask The Consulate Live Facebook Q&A

The U.S. Consulate will host a live Facebook Q&A session on Friday, July 10, to answer questions about the suspension of visa services, waivers, travel to the United States, cannabis regulations, U.S. citizen services and voter registration. This is an opportunity for the public to ask questions about available services and issues surrounding travel to …

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Donate Resources to the Government of Bermuda

The U.S. Consulate General Hamilton and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency hosted a small donation ceremony at the airport facility in St. David’s on July 8. On behalf of CBP, the Ministry of Health received a small supply of contactless thermometers, 10×10 pop-up tents, and bottled water as additional resources for public testing …

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U.S. Consulate Open for Limited Services

The U.S. Consulate General continues to follow COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Government of Bermuda. While maintaining adherence to social distancing requirements and Government regulations during Phase 3B, the Consulate is available to provide limited consular services, including U.S. citizen services and emergency visa services. As of June 18, the Consulate is providing passport renewal …

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U.S. Consulate Open for Emergency Services Only

The U.S. Consulate General continues to follow COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Government of Bermuda. While maintaining adherence to social distancing requirements, the Consulate is available to those in need of emergency U.S. passport services. U.S. Citizens who require emergency passports, and have confirmed travel plans, should contact hamiltonconsulate@state.gov or call 441-335-3828. At this time, …

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Update: Repatriation flight to the United States

The U.S. Consulate General urges U.S. citizens, and all others who may need to travel to the United States, to make arrangements now. A repatriation flight departing Bermuda to Atlanta will take place on Tuesday, April 7. The flight is available for anyone currently seeking to travel to the United States, or to transit to …

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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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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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