When a returning resident, whom TNN has decided to keep anonymous, left Jamaica yesterday, her flight, which was scheduled to depart at 12:30, as it did leave until after 1 p.m.
Once she arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania yesterday evening, she knew that she could not receive her PCR test at the airport because the testing site had already closed.
“ I received my test results this morning and I am negative,” she said. “ I have been negative the entire time; from Bermuda to Jamaica and back again; all negative.”
The lady paid the $75 travel authorization fee and provided travel agents with her 14-day hotel reservation receipt of $2800. Despite all this, she was told that she would not get approval until the day that she heads back to the island.
“ I know that the Premier has a job to do, but it has gone too far and needs to stop,” she said. “The things that people are saying about Bermuda out here in these airports are the truth, but people will only talk when they have to go through it themselves . . . [Burt] is wrong with these policies, he cannot stop people from entering their own country.”
“I spoke a PLP MP in the bank a few weeks ago, pulled him to the side and asked them to tell his boss Premier [Burt] that he needs to ease up on unvaccinated travellers who have to travel for surgeries and the like through no fault of their own.”
She will be returning to the island soon but she made it clear to TNN that it will not be very good if she would be prevented from returning to her home country on that day.
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