‘Will Be Required To Quarantine For Four Days’

July 21, 2020 | 7 Comments

As of July 25th, Bermuda residents without a pre-departure PCR Covid-19 test will be required to quarantine for four days, the Government said.

The Government posted the graphic online below, saying: “Update for Bermuda-bound Travellers: As of Saturday, 25 July, Bermuda residents without a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test will be required to quarantine for four days. For more information, visit here.

The Government website states, “Visitors must take a certified PCR COVID-19 test, ideally within 72 hours of departure, but no more than seven days, and obtain a negative result. This applies to adults and children aged 10 and up. Children who are 9-years-old and younger are exempt and are subject to their adult travel companion’s quarantine.

“Residents are not required to get a PCR COVID-19 test before travelling to Bermuda, but must quarantine for three days on arrival. As of Saturday, 25th July residents without a pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test will be required to quarantine for four days. Residents include work permit holders.”

“All travellers [residents and visitors] will undergo PCR COVID-19 testing at the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport.”

When previously asked via Twitter about residents not being required to have a test prior to arrival, Premier David Burt explained that “because for many it is the country of their birth. It is a difficult legal position denying someone the opportunity to return the land of their birth.”

The Information for Bermuda-bound Travellers follows below [PDF here]:

Covid19 Info for Bermuda-bound Travellers July 2020

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  1. Lov@me says:

    Premier David Burt explained that “because for many it is the country of their birth. It is a difficult legal position denying someone the opportunity to return the land of their birth.”
    Well fix it so that all those born here can call it home!

  2. This is stupid! says:

    With these regulations you might as well kept the borders close. Tourist are canceling their plans anyway and employers aren’t going to keep paying for their employees to quarantine. Remember not everyone has the ability to work from home to make a living! Clowns!

  3. Kathy says:

    One mistake the Premier has made was not to require this on the date if opening back up.

    • Richard OLSON says:

      Agreed but really a mute point as the virus has not spread and we are all presently safe . The important thing is the necessary changes have been made and the situation is being closely monitored.

  4. Joe Bloggs says:

    As predicted last month, residents are being treated more harshly that visitors … but, hey, no one ever accused the PLP Government of selling out for money the way the UBP did!

  5. Onion says:

    I would like to know when they will start using the 11,000 [if correct] saliva test

    I’ve had bad experiences at KEMH with the hose going through my nose

    Why not use them

  6. Question says:

    Why is it that government ministers can be filmed deliberately breaking Covid safety laws, and nothing happens? Are they above the law? Do Covid laws only apply to the rest of us?

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