Country: Bermuda, land of crystal-clear waters, pink sand beaches, and coral reefs, is also called The Bermudas or The Somers Isles. It is located in the North Atlantic, off the coast of the United States and is a British Overseas Territory.
The capital of Bermuda is Hamilton and the island’s 64,000 residents speak English, the official language. Bermuda is situated due east of Fripp Island, South Carolina, 1,100 miles northeast of Miami, and 684 miles southeast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
To access emergency services: Dial 911
Currency: Bermudian dollar (BMD)
Recommended immunizations and vaccines for travelers: Before traveling to Bermuda, ask your doctor what vaccines are recommended. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are excellent resources as well.
Insurance: Find out in advance if your insurance plan will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
It is also worth ensuring your travel insurance will cover ambulances or transport either home or to more advanced medical facilities, if needed. Not all insurance covers emergency medical evacuation home or to a hospital in a major city, which may be the only way to receive medical attention in a serious emergency.
Source: International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers.
What to expect in a Bermudian hospital: Bermuda has good medical care as a general rule, but severe or complex medical conditions typically result in evacuation to the United States. The island’s one general hospital, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, offers an emergency room, as well as an intensive care unit, dialysis, obstetrics, and other specialized services.
Local physicians are available for non-emergency medical services. Physicians and medical personnel are English-speaking. Medical care in Bermuda is quite costly and hospitals and local physicians expect payment when services are rendered.
Contact your embassy/consulate: When in doubt, your country’s embassy is a good resource to turn to for medical assistance guidance.
JCI-accredited hospitals/clinics in Bermuda: To read about specific facilities which are JCI-accredited, visit the Hospital Search section.
Bermuda - specific helpful health resources:
Travel health notices: Visit the CDC or WHO for up-to-date travel notices.