Bermuda will resume international commercial air services for visitors starting July 1, as part of the fourth phase of its economic reopening.
Zane DeSilva, Bermuda's Minister of Tourism and Transport, said L.F. Wade International Airport will reopen to regularly scheduled commercial flights on that day. Arrivals will be required to test negative for COVID-19 72 hours before arrival, and then again upon arrival in Bermuda. If they do they will be free to travel throughout Bermuda, as long as they adhere to local health guidelines during their visit.
Bermuda has the world's 12th-highest rate of testing per capita. It went 11 consecutive days with no new cases of COVID-19 up to June 11, although it has discovered three new cases since then, bringing its total case count to 144. Of its five currently active cases, none are critical.
Glenn Jones, Interim CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, said the government's plan protects “the health of our community, while allowing visitors to experience our island safely and responsibly when they are ready to travel."
“We will always place the safety of our island and its people above all else," promised DeSilva.
COVID-19, Zane DeSilva, Minister of Tourism and Transport, Glenn Jones, Bermuda Tourism Authority