Bermuda ramps up COVID-19 preparations
All arrivals to Bermuda from March 17 will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
On March 16 all arrivals to Bermuda must complete a detailed health questionnaire detailing their travel history for the last 14 days, and are being strongly urged to self-quarantine for the next 14 days.
The instruction to self-quarantine also applies to visitors to Bermuda. But visitors are free to leave the island whenever they wish, if they have no symptoms.
Residents have been strongly advised to cancel all non-essential travel.
The government said the restrictions are likely to remain in place until the end of March, but will be reviewed regularly.
All arrivals to Bermuda will be provided with healthcare information setting out what they should be doing while they self-quarantine to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19. Health personnel will contact people known to be in self-quarantine to monitor their health.
The government urged employers to “exercise sensitivity in managing this mandated period of self-quarantine where it affects their employees,” enabling them to work from home when needed and offering paid sick leave and other forms of leave where necessary.
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