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CDC reduces Bermuda COVID-19 risk to 'very low'


The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reduced the COVID-19 risk level in Bermuda from moderate to very low.

The US Consulate in Bermuda in a statement Monday said the CDC's classification of the country has dropped from the Level 2 Travel Health Advisory List or "moderate risk" to "No Travel Health Notice: COVID-19 Risk is Very Low.’

US Consul General to Bermuda Lee Rizzuto said the consulate has been heavily engaged on this issue and advocating for the island’s safety and highlighting protocols implemented by the Government to minimize the spread of COVID-19. "The extensive protocols and testing regime continue to make the island safe for travelers and residents."

He added: “The Government of Bermuda is doing an incredible job managing the island’s safety, and we’re happy to announce the CDC’s adjustment to the country classification in light of Bermuda’s low-risk assessment.”

He said rhe removal from the Travel Health Advisory List is beneficial to the island as the Government, Tourism and International Business sectors seek to attract more visitors to the island.

The Consulate noted all US citizens are advised to read country-specific Travel Advisories and US Embassy and Consulate COVID-19 pages for updates on the impact of the virus worldwide. W

"We continue to recommend US citizens exercise caution when traveling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic."

With the change in classification, Bermuda joins Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Lucia on the No Travel Health Notice list of countries. Of the other regional countries on the four-tier CDC list here is their current classifications: 

Level 1: COVID-19 Risk is Low

  • Cayman Islands 

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 

Level 2: COVID-19 Risk is Moderate 

  • Dominica

Level 3: COVID-19 Risk is High 

  • Antigua and Barbuda

  • The Bahamas

  • Barbados

  • Bonaire

  • British Virgin Islands

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reduced the COVID-19 risk level in Bermuda from moderate to very low.

The US Consulate in Bermuda in a statement Monday said the CDC's classification of the country has dropped from the Level 2 Travel Health Advisory List or "moderate risk" to "No Travel Health Notice: COVID-19 Risk is Very Low.’

US Consul General to Bermuda Lee Rizzuto said the consulate has been heavily engaged on this issue and advocating for the island’s safety and highlighting protocols implemented by the Government to minimize the spread of COVID-19. "The extensive protocols and testing regime continue to make the island safe for travelers and residents."

He added: “The Government of Bermuda is doing an incredible job managing the island’s safety, and we’re happy to announce the CDC’s adjustment to the country classification in light of Bermuda’s low risk assessment.”

He said rhe removal from the Travel Health Advisory List is beneficial to the island as the Government, Tourism and International Business sectors seek to attract more visitors to the island.

The Consulate noted all US citizens are advised to read country specific Travel Advisories and US Embassy and Consulate COVID-19 pages for updates on the impact of the virus worldwide. W

"We continue to recommend US citizens exercise caution when traveling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic."

With the change in classification Bermuda joins Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Lucia on the No Travel Health Notice list of countries. Of the other regional countries on the four tier CDC list here is their current classifications: 

Level 1: COVID-19 Risk is Low

  • Cayman Islands 

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 

Level 2: COVID-19 Risk is Moderate 

  • Dominica

Level 3: COVID-19 Risk is High 

  • Antigua and Barbuda

  • The Bahamas

  • Barbados

  • Bonaire

  • British Virgin Islands

  • Curaçao

  • Dominican Republic

  • Guyana

  • Jamaica

  • Martinique

  • St Barts

  • Saint Martin

  • Sint Eustatius

  • Sint Maarten

  • Suriname

  • Trinidad and Tobago

  • Turks and Caicos Islands

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