Bermuda Is Welcoming Visitors After Hurricane Humberto, Though Hurricane Jerry Could Cause Problems
Airports and hotels on the island of Bermuda are fully functional following the impact of Hurricane Humberto earlier this week, though Hurricane Jerry could be headed toward the island.
The Category 3 storm passed about 75 miles north of the island on Wednesday, bringing heavy winds and rain, but not unleashing any major damage. "Bermuda is totally open for business and looking forward to welcoming all visitors as usual,” the tourism board said in an update on Thursday.
All hotels are reopened and L.F. Wade International Airport reopened at noon on Thursday. All ferry services and Bermuda Visitor Services Centers reopened on Friday.
"With the airport reopened, the cleanup well underway and the damage minimal, Bermuda is ready to welcome visitors and groups already booked to visit this weekend and beyond," Kevin Dallas, CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, told Travel Weekly.
Travelers whose plans were affected earlier in the week can contact the Bermuda Hotel Association to make alternate plans without penalty.
As hurricane season is in full impact, many Caribbean islands who depend on tourism have been affected. On Thursday, tropical storm Jerry strengthened into a hurricane, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters have issued a tropical storm watch for several Caribbean islands including Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Maarten, St. Barthelemy and Saba and St. Eustatius.
Earlier this week, the Bahamas released an ad campaign telling travelers that certain islands are open and fully operational following the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian.
Hurricane season comes to an end Nov. 30.