The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] adjusted the Travel Health Notice for Bermuda today [March 15], upgrading our status from Level 3 to Level 2 which states there is a “moderate level of Covid-19 in Bermuda.”
A U.S. Consulate spokesperson said, “Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] adjusted the Travel Health Notice for Bermuda, upgrading its status from Level 3 to Level 2, Covid-19 Moderate.
“The U.S. Consulate continues to engage with the CDC and State Department, providing updates on Bermuda’s status during the pandemic, safety protocols and testing regime for residents and visitors.
“U.S. Consulate General Hamilton recommends exercising caution when traveling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic. As conditions evolve, the CDC and Department of State will regularly update advice to U.S. travelers.
In October 2020, the CDC changed Bermuda’s country classification from ‘Alert Level 2: Moderate Risk’ to ‘No Travel Health Notice: Covid-19 Risk is Very Low.’ That ranking was, in effect, the best ranking the CDC can give a jurisdiction, however after cases increased locally late last year, the CDC moved Bermuda to their highest level ““Level 4: Very High Level of Covid-19 in Bermuda” in December 2020.
On March 1st they improved Bermuda’s classification to “Level 3: High Level of Covid-19 in Bermuda,” and as of today, the CDC has moved us to “Level 2: Moderate Level of Covid-19 in Bermuda,” which states “travelers at increased risk for severe illness from Covid-19 should avoid all nonessential travel to Bermuda.
In summary there are four levels, we were at the best level in October, then moved to the 4th [as in worst] level in December 2020, then moved to the 3rd level on March 1st, and today we have been moved to the 2nd level.