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Bermuda

Bermuda is a highly developed British overseas territory with a stable democracy and modern economy. Tourist facilities are widely available. Read the Department of State Background Notes on Bermuda for additional information.

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 COUNTRY OVERVIEW
Country Name: Bermuda
Continent: Caribbean
Capital City: Hamilton
Boundary Countries:
Recommended Hospitals in Capital:

Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute (Devonshire), King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (Page)

Main Cities:

Hamilton, Dockyard, Somerset, Saint George

Country Size: 53.3 sq km
Population: 66,163

 

COUNTRY GENERAL INFORMATION
Language:

English (official), Portugese

Currency: Bermudian Dollar (BMD)
Predominant Religions:

Anglican 23%, Roman Catholic 15%, African Methodist Episcopal 11%, other Protestant 18%, other 12%, unaffiliated 6%, unspecified 1%, none 14%

National Holidays: Bermuda Day, 24 May
Economic Status:

Bermuda enjoys the highest per capita income in the world, more than 50% higher than that of the US. Its economy is primarily based on providing financial services for international business and luxury facilities for tourists.

Security:

No regular military forces; Bermuda Police Service, Bermuda Reserve Constabulary, Bermuda Regiment

US Presence:

American Consulate General Hamilton
16 Middle Road
Devonshire DV 03
Bermuda
Telephone: 1 441 295 1342
Emergency after-hours telephone: 1 441 335 3828
Facsimile: 1 441 295 1592

Document Requirements:

All persons traveling outside of the United States are required to present a passport book/card, or other valid travel documents to enter or re-enter the US. Travelers with questions concerning travel to Bermuda may contact the British Embassy in Washington DC or any one of the British Consulate Generals across the US Visit the British Embassy website for the most current visa information.

The US Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Bermuda. However, visitors with visible indicators of any communicable disease can be refused entry into Bermuda.

Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our website. For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information page.

Major Airports:

Airports:  1,  Airports with paved runways:  1

Bermuda International Airport (BDA/TXKF)
Bermuda Airport, Bermuda, 3 Cahow Way, St George´s GE CX, BERMUDA
Tel: (Dept of airport ops) +1 441 293-2470
Fax: +1 441 293-4504
Email: dao@gov.bm
Website: www.bermudaairport.com

Servicing Airlines:
Risks and Precautions:

Bermuda has a moderate but growing crime rate. Recent crime statistics can be viewed at the official website of the Bermuda Police Service. Examples of common crimes include theft of unattended baggage and items from rental motorbikes, purse snatching (often perpetrated by thieves riding motor scooters), mugging and theft from hotel rooms. Valuables left in hotel rooms (occupied and unoccupied) or left unattended in public areas are vulnerable to theft.

Travelers should exercise caution when walking after dark or visiting out-of-the-way places on the island as they can be vulnerable to theft and sexual assault, and because narrow and dark roadways can contribute to accidents. There have been reports of incidents of sexual assault and acquaintance rape; in the past, the use of “date rape” drugs such as Rohypnol has been reported in the media and confirmed by local authorities.

Travelers should also note an increase in gang presence in Bermuda and should take regular precautions to avoid confrontation; there have been no reports of gang violence targeted towards visitors to Bermuda. The back streets of the city of Hamilton are often the setting for nighttime assaults, particularly after the bars close.

Mortality Statistics:

Infant MR total:  8.08 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth:  TOTAL 78.13 years  (male 76/female 80.29)

Immunization Indicators:

Required: None
Recommended: Hep A & B, Typhoid
Boosters: MMR, DPT

Infectious Disease Concerns:

Cutaneous larval migrans is a risk for travelers with exposure to beaches and leptospirosis is common in many areas and poses a risk to travelers engaged in recreational freshwater activities.

Overall Quality of Medical Services:

Good medical care is available, though extremely expensive. The hospital performs general surgery and has an intensive care unit.

Providers in Network:
Direct Payment: 0
Referrals: 2
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Recent Medical Threats/ Concerns/Warnings:

Dengue epidemics have occurred on many of the Caribbean islands.
Outbreaks of ciguatera poisoning, which result from eating toxin-containing reef fish, have occurred on many islands. Endemic foci of histoplasmosis are found on many Caribbean islands, and outbreaks have occurred in travelers.

Communications Info:

Country Calling Code:  1 + local number  (there is no International Country Calling Code)
Internet Country Code:  .bm

 



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