News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda – The public will recall an earlier release advising that the Bermuda Government and Skyport, through negotiations with the US Consulate and Delta Air Lines, successfully arranged for US Nationals to be flown home.
The release also advised that the Public would be notified should opportunities for Bermudian students and residents to return home becomes available.
The Ministry of Tourism and Transport can advise that Bermudian students and residents can now book a return flight from the US on Delta Air Lines departing from Atlanta, Georgia tomorrow, Sunday, March 22 only.
It is critically important that only Bermudian citizens and legal residents book these flights and carry with them the necessary documentation for entry into Bermuda.
Individuals that are neither citizens nor legal residents of Bermuda will be denied entry into the country.
Bermudian residents wishing to return can book these flights through Delta.com or by using the FlyDelta app. Delta advises that there are very long waits for those wanting to book a flight by telephone.
The public are also advised that the Department of Immigration is liaising with the airlines servicing the island to ensure the children of work permit holders can return to Bermuda.
Those Work Permit Holders whose children will return to the island tomorrow should immediately contact the department by sending an email to the Chief Immigration Officer, Dr. Danette Ming, (firstname.lastname@example.org) providing the child’s full name and date of birth along with the Full name of the parent holding the work permit.
Considering the time constraints and to help this opportunity reach all who may benefit, members of the public are asked to share this information with their family, friends, work colleagues and on social media to ensure the information is widely distributed.
As a reminder, Every returning resident will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days to help limit any possible spread of COVID 19. Should any person not have the ability to effectively self-quarantine at their residence, facilities have been identified to accommodate them. A comprehensive health declaration form is required to be completed for returning residents. The form will be required to be completed upon arrival or can be completed in advance: http://forms.gov.bm/covid19.
For more information, the Ministry of Health has provided the public with accurate, reliable information regarding COVID-19.
Documents that have been created for the public’s information;
- Self-Quarantine Guidance
- Guidance for Long-term Care Facility Operators in Bermuda
- Guidance for Day Care Operators
- Guidance for Hotels, Guest Houses and Airbnb operators in Bermuda
- Guidance for Arriving Passengers
- Guidance for Religious Gatherings
- Do you have: a cold, cough, or fever?
- Self-Quarantine Precautions and Symptom Log
- COVID-19 Prevention tips poster
- Social Distancing
All of these resources are available at www.gov.bm/coronavirus.
Also, these videos and Public Service Announcements have been created.
- Reduce Your Risk of Getting COVID-19
- How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19
- Prevent the spread of the Flu and Cover-19
- Wash Your Hands, Wash Them Right!
- A message from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Cheryl Peak Ball
- Advice to Seniors
- Dos and Don’ts While Under Self-Quarantine