Bermuda

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.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html

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; https://bm.usconsulate.gov/; HamiltonConsulate@state.gov

Telephone Code

441

Local Emergency Phone

911

Vaccinations

See WHO recommendations

http://www.who.int/

Climate

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

Left

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

Bermudans tend to dress up when dining out.

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.

Souvenirs

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: Wednesday, July 20, 2022