• The Ministry of Public Works is advising that effective August 6, 2018, Blackwatch Pass will be closed to traffic so that construction works can be conducted. The closure will be for an extended period of time. While Blackwatch Pass is closed the public is encouraged to seek alternative routes to avoid delays.


  • The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs is advising that beginning Friday, August 10 the Central Bus Terminal ticket kiosk in Hamilton will operate on an amended schedule. Read more

Port Health

The first line of defence from global public health threats is the security of our ports and airport. Our Environmental Health officers, aided by Customs and Immigration officers, are tasked with ensuring this safety.

Officers are responsible for screening travellers, ships and aircraft at our borders. This includes all of our designated ports and the L.F. Wade International Airport. Their screening assists in stopping communicable diseases from entering our country.

For more information about the Quarantine Act 2017 or the Quarantine (Maritime and Air) Regulations 2017 visit our Issue Brief page.

The officers are also responsible for issuing Ship Sanitation Certificates. These Certificates document a ship’s compliance with Maritime Sanitation and Quarantine Rules in Article 39 of the International Health Regulations 2005.

The Certificates are valid for six months and ships may apply to Environmental Health to request an inspection to issue a certificate.

For more information about the Ship Sanitation Control Exemption/Ship Sanitation Control Certificates please refer to the resources on the side of this page or contact us:

Telephone: (441) 278-5333
Location: 6 Hermitage Road, Devonshire FL 01