Visa and entry requirements Bermuda:
Passport required
No visa is required

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Bermuda:

Bermuda is an archipelago in the North Atlantic and consists of around 350 coral islands, of which only around 18 are inhabited. The largest of all the islands is Grand Bermuda, with around 65,000 inhabitants.

Bermuda is a British overseas territory, the nearest mainland is the USA in North Carolina, about 1,000 kilometers away.

The official language of Bermuda is British English. The local currency used is the Bermuda dollar, which is traded at a constant ratio of 1:1 to the US dollar. Due to its proximity to the United States, the US dollar is also accepted as a method of payment.

The island state of Bermuda is also world-famous for the Bermuda Triangle, once feared by sailors, and the colorful Bermuda shorts, both of which are therefore named after it.

The population of Bermuda has a very high cost of living in the country and as a result they enjoy an enormous standard of living. There is practically no unemployment and no taxes in Bermuda, but there are high tariffs on privately imported goods.

Bermuda's land area is mostly flat. The highest elevation is Town Hill at just 79 meters.

The Bermuda Islands have a consistently subtropical, humid climate, which can often lead to hurricanes. However, this climate offers significant advantages for intensive agriculture, where tropical fruits, potatoes, vegetables, tobacco and flowers are mainly grown.

Very characteristic of the subtropical vegetation on the island is the increased growth of rubber trees, mangroves and Bermuda juniper.

The Bermuda archipelago is a tax haven and finance is therefore the largest industry. Numerous credit institutions and insurance companies have now settled in Bermuda. This makes the country currently the third largest reinsurance center in the world.

Another important economic sector in the country is tourism, which predominantly comes from the USA. The archipelago is particularly popular with golfers, because it actually has the highest density of golf courses in the world, a very interesting fact.

However, international visitors to Bermuda can only choose between bicycles, buses, taxis or scooters because there is no commercial car rental service in Bermuda.

The most important sights in Bermuda include the historic town of St. George - the country's only world heritage site, the paradisiacal beach "Horseshoe Bay" - with its pink fine sand, the Gibbs Hill lighthouse, the Ocean Discovery Center, Ireland Island North - the northwesternmost island in the long chain, the Bermuda Botanical Garden, the National Gallery of Bermuda, Hamilton Harbor on Front Street, Spanish Point - with a breathtaking view, the Historical Museum, the Bermuda Art Museum, Queen Elizabeth Park , the Paget Marsh Nature Reserve, Barrs Bay Park, Victoria Park, Boaz Island, Fort Hamilton, the Grand Flagpole, the Art Museum, the Royal Naval Dockyard with the National Museum, the Bermuda Aquarium, the Crystal Cave and the countless shipwrecks for diving lovers.

The capital of Bermuda is Hamilton with around 1,200 residents. However, almost 20,000 people commute to their jobs in the city every day.

Hamilton acts as the home port for numerous cruise ships and luxury yachts registered there. The city of Hamilton was declared the most expensive city in the world in 2016 based on monthly cost of living.

In June 2015 I visited Bermuda for three days, also for the only time so far. The archipelago in the North Atlantic was the starting point of my subsequent large Caribbean tour. Bermuda can be reached daily from Europe with a British Airways scheduled flight from London.

During this time I stayed overnight with Kathi, whom I had previously met via the internet portal “Couchsurfing”.

On the first day, a trip to the Royal Naval Dockyard was on the agenda, one of Bermuda's best excursion destinations and the perfect introduction to the country's history. There are several huge cruise ships around the old fort, several restaurants or shops, a cozy park, a dolphinarium and other attractions to spend many interesting hours there.

The next day I went on an extensive tour of the island, with a visit to the Gibbs Hill lighthouse and then a kilometer-long walk along Bermuda's most beautiful beaches in the south. Despite the picturesque beaches with turquoise water, various rock formations or slightly sparkling pink sand, the water in the sea was unfortunately so cold that it was impossible for me to swim. After my strenuous hike of almost 20 kilometers, a refreshing swim in the Atlantic would have been really good for me.

Bermuda is a fantastic travel destination with many impressive beaches and almost perfect weather conditions. The British influence is particularly noticeable in the many bars and restaurants in the city center. However, Bermuda is also incredibly expensive and you should be prepared for that beforehand. For a dinner with a normal dish and two beers, I paid a whopping $100 because there were various additional fees.

The next morning my journey continued to New York City before setting off to the first Caribbean state of the Bahamas.