Travellers “Sent Home To Quarantine In Error”

July 2, 2021

The Government confirmed that “several travellers who recently returned home to Bermuda and received a waiver from payment for hotel quarantine were sent home to quarantine in error.”

“These travellers do not fall within an exempted category (unaccompanied minors or medically vulnerable & their caregivers) and therefore should not have been quarantined at home,” a spokesperson said.

“These travellers have now been contacted by telephone to advise them of the requirement to transition to quarantine hotels for the balance of the hotel quarantine as required by law. All expenses related to the quarantine hotel will be borne by the Bermuda Government.

“All travellers will be tested, and the results of those tests provided to them in accordance with the testing requirements. Any positive tests will enable us to commence contact tracing.” said a Ministry of Health spokesperson.

“Teams are working day and night to keep our borders secure so that life can continue in Bermuda with minimal restrictions, and we take action to prevent future outbreaks.”

“We are grateful for the compliance of those travellers in this circumstance. The Government will provide transportation to ensure that the 17 travellers can be transported safely to the hotels, and we apologize for this unfortunate oversight which has caused additional stress during this difficult time.”

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  1. itsnowonder says:

    Watching the plp from day to day is like watching The Twilight Zone.

  2. Hey says:

    Wait, now the government is paying, where was that in the legislation.

    • Ringmaster says:

      It’s not the Government paying it is the tax payer paying. Mostly what’s left of the private sector as there is no tourism.

      • Spotty says:

        You don’t pay taxes skillah. You don’t know what it’s like to pay taxes. Sorry you just ever work in Europe or US or. Canada you pay tax. Here you don’t – not much anyway. That’s why there’s no money

        • question says:

          Most people here pay a lot in taxes, to support the continual incompetent government cockups.

        • Toodle-oo says:

          You sound like the average person who thinks that because we don’t have income tax (by name) or corporate profit tax that we’re a low tax jurisdiction.
          If you had an idea of how much of every dollar we earn goes to government you’d have a very different outlook. So much so that you might want to stay where you are.

        • aceboy says:

          Stupidest comment ever. How old are you?

        • Joe Bloggs says:

          “You don’t know what it’s like to pay taxes. Sorry you just ever work in Europe or US or. Canada you pay tax.”

          I have worked in all 3 places. In Bermuda today (like most people) I pay 19% income (or payroll) tax, 10% into the mandatory pension, over $3,735 per year into the Government Pension that is billions in debt and from which I will probably never benefit.

          Yes, I do pay taxes.

  3. Vaccinated Bermudian says:

    What an absolute joke.

    This government literally can’t do anything right. Why are we surprised that their covid policies are a complete disaster? We are ~65% vaccinated – there should be no restrictions whatsoever. Those who have chosen not to take the shot have made their bed. Let them sleep in it.

  4. SMH Bermuda says:

    How does this stop the spread of Covid?

  5. Question says:

    With this and overpaying furlough by untold millions, does ANYONE still believe the government has any clue what it’s doing?

    • Paul says:

      P.L.P. You tried and now you have failed,the people have lost confidence in you, it is time for you bench backers to stand tall and voice your opinions,But has his own agenda,and it does not involve you lot.

  6. Dunn juice says:

    The plp backpedaling flip floppers.

  7. Mr. J. Meoff says:

    What a bunch of JOKERS, all they do is cause confusion. BTW, trying recouping your 3.5Million in overpayments you bunch of DING DONGS.

  8. Verda says:

    Put blame where it belongs. Incompetent and inept Civil Servants with no consequences for mismanagement of the public purse. Sad.