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US Consul: “Bermuda One Of Safest Destinations On Planet”

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As the world continues to face challenges during the global pandemic, U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto said he “considers Bermuda to be one of the safest destinations on the planet.”

“The testing regime for COVID-19 on the island has been effective as the number of cases remain low. The strict protocols put in place for travelers and residents by the Government of Bermuda has limited risks island-wide, and has created a generally safe environment for many with the opening of the airport and resumption of most businesses,” a statement from the U.S. Consulate said.

“On August, 7, 2020, in close coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], the Department of State lifted the Global Level 4 Health Advisory, which was initially put in place on March 19, advising U.S. citizens to avoid international travel.

“The lifting of the Level 4 Advisory has reduced the risk status for many countries, including Bermuda, to Global Level 3. All U.S. citizens are advised to read country specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy and Consulate COVID-19 pages for updates on the impact of the virus worldwide.

“We encourage U.S. citizens to stay informed and follow updates on Travel.state.gov and to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program [STEP] to receive timely Alerts about evolving health and safety conditions in their planned destinations. Visit the Consulate’s COVID-19 page for more information. Official guidance for visitors can be found on the Government of Bermuda’s website – www.gov.bm/coronavirus-travellers.”

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