Facebook user Mark-Kim Watterson posted on Monday June 21st, the following on the private Facebook group Bermuda Bound:
“ DO NOT COME TO BERMUDA!!!! We arrived on [Sunday, June 20], we have been vaccinated, [received a] negative pre-test, approved travel authorization forms and everything.”
“We wore masks while in all airports and flights, received our negative arrival test result and went out today. [We] got a call this afternoon that someone on the flight had tested positive and now [the Bermuda government] wants us to quarantine for 14 days.”
“To give you an idea of what a scam this is, they will allow us to leave the island and become somebody else’s problem, this is total bu*****t. We did our due diligence and now they want us to quarantine.”
“Also, no one has contacted our resort yet to let them know and no one has shown up to formally tell us that we are quarantined, [we have not received any] wrist bands or anything [of the like.]”
“ This was [my wife and I’s] 35th anniversary trip and they have ruined it. They will not tell us where the COVID-positive passenger was sitting or anything and our flight was nowhere near full capacity, so people were moving to empty rows so we may not have even been near them.”
“ To top it off, they said that they would be back in touch once they figured out how to get us off of the island. I called back [later in the day] and found out that they all went home for the day. Wow, it must really be urgent if they could not even return calls or stay a little late!”
In another sequence of events TNN received a word from a Bermudians unable to return home due to travel authorization problems.
Last night, a source who wishes to remain anonymous messaged TNN’s Trevor Lindsay, informing him of the issues that Bermudians and tourists alike are experiencing in trying to arrive on the island, due to the new travel authorization forms which came into effect on Sunday, June 20.
According to the source, 14 people were denied access to a JetBlue flight to the island which they paid for. Bermudians were demanding to go home, but the JetBlue ticket agents were not allowing them to do so because they did not receive notification from Bermuda.
“ I did all I could do to help, but the situation got so heated that the staff were about to call the police,” the individual said.
According to the source, those 14 people who were denied access yesterday will be arriving this afternoon.
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