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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

Overview

Security status

We advise Irish citizens in Bermuda to take normal precautions.

Latest Travel Alert

Hurricane Florence has been classed as a major hurricane, category 3, moving in the direction of Bermuda.  If in Bermuda, follow the advice of the local authorities and monitor the progress of storm on the Bermuda Weather Service  and via @NHC_Atlantic

Emergency assistance

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.

EU Directive on Consular Protection

Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, Irish nationals may seek assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in a country where there is no Irish Embassy or permanent representation.

Our tips for safe travels:

  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities.
  • Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
  • Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly if there’s an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency.
  • Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates.
  • Read our ‘Know Before You Go’ guide.

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