CDC Moves Bermuda To Level 4, Highest Level

September 20, 2021

The United States CDC has today [Sept 20] moved Bermuda to “Level 4: Very High Level of Covid-19 in Bermuda” — the highest level — saying that people should “avoid travel to Bermuda.”

It further notes that “if you must travel to Bermuda, make sure you are fully vaccinated before travel” and “because of the current situation in Bermuda, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading Covid-19 variants.”

Screenshot from the CDC website as of today:

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This change is not unexpected as it follows what has been the worst week since the pandemic began, with the highest active cases, most cases in one day, most people in hospital, most people in ICU, and most sadly, the most deaths in one week, with seven deaths announced since last week Monday.

The other two places added to Level 4 today are Antigua & Barbuda and Guyana, leading to a CNN headline noting that “Antigua, Bermuda among popular destinations ranked ‘very high’ risk by CDC.”

Update: The U.S State Department also posted this tweet on their official account

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The last time Bermuda was ranked as “Level 4″ by the CDC was during our last major outbreak back in April 2021. A quick animation of the timeline of our changes in classification is below, you can read the full timeline here on, or read all Bernews coverage of our CDC rankings here.


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You can find more information on the links below from our dedicated website, which is the most comprehensive resource and historic record available of Bermuda’s handling of the pandemic.

  • All Charts: Vaccine, testing & more here
  • Timelines: Dates of major developments here
  • Test results: Chart of testing stats here
  • Vaccine: Data covering vaccinations here
  • Dedicated website:

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  1. Sandgrownan says:


  2. Concerned Resident says:

    The rise is definitely very concerning for such a small densely populated idland ….but Isn’t it amazing how the CDC has appointed itself as watchdogs for everywhere else but its own country ?.. If Bermuda is 4 , where is the USA,8 ?… If travel in not advised to Bermuda, what about the USA ?
    Bermuda need to get its act together, we need a long term sustainable plan , because locking down again may not be the best answer…

    • Sandgrownan says:

      US opening up to vaxxed travelers from the EU and UK. Travel restrictions being lifted across UK.

  3. Tig says:

    Oh my. We are in a mess. Burt out

  4. Joe Bloggs says:

    Great. Free advertising!

  5. Sandgrownan says:

    Welcome to Plague Island