Location: Bermuda, April 7, 2020
Event: COVID 19 Update – Shelter in Place in effect
As of April 6, the Government of Bermuda confirmed 20 active cases of COVID-19 (there have been a total of 39 cases; 17 individuals have recovered, and 2 have died).
Effective 6:00 am on Saturday, April 4, a 24 hour shelter in place order went into effect for 14 days. For full details, visit the Government of Bermuda COVID-19 website.
The Government of Bermuda recommends the wearing of cloth face masks when going out in public. Information on how to make your own face mask can be found here. Additional COVID-19 resources from the Government of Bermuda may be found here.
L.F. Wade Airport in Bermuda closed for incoming commercial passenger flights on March 20. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging any repatriation flights from Bermuda at this time; U.S. Citizens will need to remain in Bermuda indefinitely.
The U.S. Consulate General Hamilton suspended routine consular services effective March 24. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone with questions or concerns may also call the Consulate at 441-705-0424 between 8:00am – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. You may reach our Duty Officer by calling 441-335-3828, that number is available to U.S. Citizens 24 hours per day
You are receiving this message because you have registered in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, STEP. Please communicate with other U.S. citizens that you may know of in Bermuda, and ask if they have registered in STEP. If they have not registered, they can do so here. Registering in STEP allows U.S. citizens visiting or living overseas to receive important information from the Consulate about safety conditions, helping them make informed decisions about their travel plans.
Actions to Take:
- Visit our Consulate webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Bermuda.
- Visit the Government of Bermuda COVID-19 site for local guidance.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information,
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
U.S. Consulate General Hamilton
16 Middle Road, Devonshire
Main Switchboard: (441) 295-1342
Emergency Duty Phone: (441) 335-3828