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Bermuda

If you’re travelling to Bermuda, our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information. 

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Health
  • Additional Information
  • Embassy Contact

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

Security status

High Degree of Caution.

Latest Travel Alert

Citizens should exercise caution in any decisions about international travel, taking account of their overall health, their vaccine status, and the risk of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad. Anyone considering travelling abroad should be aware that restrictions are subject to change at short notice, and additional restrictions may be imposed by the country of your destination, including during your visit.

Travel to Bermuda

All non-resident passengers travelling to Bermuda require all of the following:

  • To purchase and complete the Travel Authorisation Applications within 1-3 days before travel for Bermuda (this does not apply to passengers under 2).
  • Present proof of vaccination (this does not apply to passengers under 18) .
  • A negative PCR test taken within 4 days before arrival or a negative antigen test taken within 3 days before arrival (Air and maritime crew members as well as passengers arriving by sea need a PCR test) .
  • To undergo a PCR test on arrival in Bermuda. This will be carried out at the airport and can be expedited for $200, there are a limited number of expedited tests available for purchase each day.
  • Passengers arriving in Bermuda will be issued a red wristband that they must wear until receiving a negative result on their arrival test.

More information, including guidance for residents of Bermuda, can be found here

General Travel Advice

Because there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in Bermuda, we are limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency situation.  However, if there is an emergency, or if you need help and advice, you can contact our Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000.

 

Safety and Security

Safety and security

Crime

Crime remains relatively low in Bermuda but there is a moderate level of petty theft and street crime so you should take sensible precautions: 

  • Don’t carry your credit card, travel tickets and money together - leave spare cash and valuables in a safe place. 
  • Don’t carry your passport unless absolutely necessary and leave a copy of your passport (and travel and insurance documents) with family or friends at home.
  • Avoid showing large sums of money in public and don’t use ATMs after dark, especially if you’re alone. Check no one has followed you after conducting your business.
  • Avoid dark and unlit streets and stairways, and arrange to be picked up or dropped off as close to your hotel or apartment entrance as possible.
  • Keep a close eye on your personal belongings and hold on to them in public places such as internet cafés, train and bus stations.
  • Be careful when wandering after dark or visiting remote or isolated locations

Reporting crime

If you’re a victim of a crime while in Bermuda, report it to the local police immediately. And you can contact the Honorary Consul in Hamilton if you need help.

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or may even be illegal.

Illegal drugs

Illegal drug use (no matter what the drug) carries stiff penalties, including fines and long prison terms.

Driving

Tourists are not allowed to drive cars in Bermuda.

Health

Health

Vaccinations

Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need any vaccinations for this country.

Additional Information

Additional information

If you are unsure of the entry requirements for this country, including visa and other immigration information, ask your travel agent or contact the country’s nearest Embassy or Consulate.

You can also check with them how long your passport must be valid for.

Hurricane season

The hurricane season in Bermuda normally runs from June to October. You should pay close attention to local and international weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities.

 

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

If you are in need of emergency assistance, please contact the Embassy at + 1-202-462-3939 and leave a message on the answering machine.

Embassy of Ireland
2234 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20008
USA

Tel: +1 202 462 3939
Fax: +1 202 232 5993

Monday to Friday 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-16:00

Contact us

Honorary Consulate Contact

Mr. John R Kane
Honorary Consul of Ireland
3rd Floor, Windsor Palace
22 Queen Street
Hamilton HM 11
Bermuda

Tel: + 1 441 295 6574

Email: Email us