Bermuda

Bermuda

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Bermuda is an British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the eastern United States. The population is about 69,000 people. The government is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. Bermuda recognises the Queen of England as chief of state but with authority exercised by the governor as head of state. Bermuda has been self-governing since 1968.

In 1690, shipwrecked colonists from a British ship of the Virginia Company decided to settle on this island, and the country retains strong ties to England. Bermuda is one of the world’s most prosperous economies as a centre for international business and offshore finance.

Bermuda is a popular tourist destination and receives about half million visitors annually. Tourists are attracted to the mild climate, beautiful hilly scenery, beaches and golf courses.

Currency (BMD): Bermudian dollar
Language English
Capital Hamilton
Recent Alerts None
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Diseases To Be Aware Of

The diseases listed below are those which occur most often in Bermuda. Other, less frequently encountered diseases might be displayed within the Travel Alerts section if they have occurred recently.

Hepatitis A

There is a low risk of exposure to hepatitis A in Bermuda.

Hepatitis B

Since up to 7 percent of the population of Bermuda is a carrier of the hepatitis B virus, there is a moderate risk of exposure to this virus.

Chikungunya Fever

Chikungunya fever has occurred in this country.

Typhoid Fever

Unvaccinated people can become infected through contaminated food and water in this country, especially when visiting smaller cities, villages or rural areas where food and water sources may be contaminated.

Rabies

Rabies may be present in bats.

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever has occurred in this country.

Vaccinations to Consider

The following is a list of recommended vaccinations for travelling to Bermuda.

Hepatitis A Vaccine

Although the risk of exposure to hepatitis A is low, the vaccination is recommended for most routine travel.

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Because there is a moderate risk of exposure to the hepatitis B virus, the vaccination is recommended.

Typhoid Fever Vaccine

There is a risk of exposure to typhoid fever in this country through consumption of unsafe food and water. Since exposure to unsafe sources is variable within this country, the vaccination against typhoid fever is generally recommended, especially when visiting smaller cities or rural areas, where food and water sources may be contaminated.

Rabies Vaccine

Rabies may be present in bats. Vaccination may be considered for travellers who might come in contact with bats.

Medications to Consider

The following is a list of recommended medications for travelling to Bermuda.

None required.

Safety and Security in Bermuda

Emergency Numbers

911

Personal Safety

Bermuda has a low to moderate crime rate. Violent crime is rare, and the most common offenses are petty crime and crimes of opportunity, such as burglary, theft from unattended items, baggage, tourist accommodations, or from rental scooters. Exercise normal precautions by remaining aware of your surroundings and keeping valuables out of sight.

Travellers should stay in well-lit areas and avoid darker, isolated areas. There have been some reports of sexual assault.

Tourists are not allowed to drive cars in Bermuda.

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