Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Bermuda. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required.

US Embassy/Consulate

(441) 295-1342; US Consulate in Hamilton, 16 Middle Road Devonshire, DV 03, Bermuda;;

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



See WHO recommendations


Subtropical; mild, humid; gales, strong winds common in winter

Currency (Code)

Bermudian dollars (BMD)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

120 V / 60 Hz / plug types(s): A, B (US plug)

Plug Type APlug Type B

Major Languages

English, Portuguese

Major Religions

Protestant, Roman Catholic , Jehovah's Witness, other Christian, Muslim

Time Difference

UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins second Sunday in March, ends first Sunday in November

Potable Water

Opt for bottled water

International Driving Permit

Visitors are not allowed to drive.

Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Horseshoe Bay Beach; Hamilton; Saint George's (includes Saint Peter's Church and Island Fortifications); Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo; Royal Naval Dockyard; National Museum of Bermuda; Gibb's Hill Lighthouse

Major Sports

Cricket, soccer, rugby, squash

Cultural Practices

Bermuda is still a land of afternoon tea, and suits, ties and dresses are worn daily. Everyday dress here is much more formal than most US cities.

Tipping Guidelines

If a service charge has not already been included at the restaurant, a tip of 17% of the bill is normal. Your hotel bill should reflect a 10% service charge for baggage handling and maid service.


Bermuda shorts, handmade cedar furniture and decorative items, costumed dolls, luxury items, rum, perfume

Traditional Cuisine

Bermuda fish chowder — fish stock, fish, vegetables, and bacon fat served with spices or black rum and sherry peppers

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Tuesday, September 05, 2023