Bermuda denies three cruise ships entry due to coronavirus fears
Bermuda is locking down its borders and has denied entry to three recent cruise ships that requested permission to dock.
Bernews reports the Bermuda Ministry of Tourism and Transport confirmed it denied requests by the Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Gem, and the MS Europa. The ships were intending to ‘lay up’ with crew and medical staff only, and to date neither cruise line has had any incidents of coronavirus associated with its fleet.
A statement by the Ministry added context to why these ships were denied entry, “Bermuda very much values the relationship with our cruise ship partners, however in considering the global impact and risk of COVID-19 to Bermuda, we must put the interest of our country and her people above all else.”