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U.S. CDC Moves Bermuda To “Level 3”

[Updated] The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] has changed Bermuda’s classification to “Level 3: High Level of Covid-19 in Bermuda,” which is an improvement over our prior classification as Level 4.

Screenshot from the page on Bermuda as of today on the CDC website

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, the CDC moved Bermuda to their highest level — ““Level 4: Very High Level of Covid-19 in Bermuda” — in December 2020.

They have now downgraded the island to “Level 3: High Level of Covid-19 in Bermuda” which states that “travelers should avoid all nonessential travel to Bermuda” which is a change from Level 4, which stated “travelers should avoid all travel to Bermuda.”

Screenshot of the world map as of today from the CDC website

Update 3.10pm: The U.S. Consulate in Bermuda said, “On March 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] adjusted the Travel Health Advisory Notice for Bermuda, upgrading its status from Level 4 to Level 3.

“The COVID-19 risk in Bermuda remains moderate, however the CDC currently recommends avoiding nonessential travel. 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.”