The Bermuda Government has commissioned another charter flight next Friday departing from London’s Heathrow Airport, to bring students stranded in the UK back home.
Speaking at the latest news briefing on Friday, Premier David Burt said the British Airways flight is only for persons who are “ordinarily resident” in Bermuda.
“That means students, and those who may have been stranded outside of Bermuda, from their travels. It is not for persons who relocated to the United Kingdom, who wish to relocate to Bermuda,” he said.
“Also, it must be noted that persons returning will be required to pay the sum of $100 per night for accommodation and food, in Government quarantine facilities.
“Bermudian students, and Bermudians ordinarily resident in Bermuda will be returned to Bermuda via the airbridge that will be departing from London Heathrow on Friday (April 24).
“The London Office will be in contact with those persons who are eligible for the flight, and there is no further need to contact the London Office as they already have the list of persons who have made themselves known,” he added.
Reassurance was given to the public by Governor John Rankin that “all persons arriving on island will be required to quarantine for 14 days in a Government facility”.
Details on how to secure a seat on the flight will be issued on Monday, April 20 via email.
For information regarding how to secure a seat for the return flight to the UK please email the Executive Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
In an online post a spokesperson for Government House added: “This flight will carry persons who are ordinarily residents of the UK and for those persons needing to transit through the UK to other countries (stipulations to apply).
“If you have already been in contact prior to this announcement with the Executive Officer you will not need to resend your details.”
Governor Rankin also extended his condolences to “the families who have sadly lost loved ones to COVID-19” in Bermuda.
He also thanked “all of the medical staff, Bermuda Police Service, Fire & Rescue Service, Royal Bermuda Regiment and all essential staff that continue to serve the island during this difficult time”.