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Health Alert: U.S. Consulate General Hamilton, Bermuda – March 20, 2020
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 States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel.

Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice. Airlines have cancelled many international flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or cancelled trips. If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure of U.S. personnel and family members from any diplomatic or consular post in the world who have determined they are at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19 or who have requested departure based on a commensurate justification. These departures may limit the ability of U.S. Embassies and consulates to provide services to U.S. citizens.

  • Country-Specific Information:
    • Bermuda has two confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
    • The Government of Bermuda has issued a travel ban for visitors arriving via countries where there is a sustained community spread of COVID-19.
    • Bermuda has also implemented screening and quarantine measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    • The language of these notices is available on the Government of Bermuda COVID-19 website.
    • Travellers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.
  • Quarantine Information:
    • Effective March 17, 2020 all persons arriving into Bermuda will be required to self quarantine for 14 days, and be subject to Public Health monitoring. Additional information is available on the Government of Bermuda COVID-19 website.
  • Local Resources:
    • For additional information about the Bermuda Government’s COVID-19 policy, please click here.
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