A return or onward ticket is required for entry into Bermuda. Persons arriving with a one-way ticket will not be admitted into Bermuda unless prior approval from the Bermuda Department of Immigration has been obtained.
Visitors from all countries must present a valid, machine-readable passport to ensure entry into Bermuda.
Married women whose identification documents are in their maiden name but who are travelling under their married name should also carry their marriage certificate or certified copy as further proof of identity.
The Bermuda Department of Immigration states that nationals of the following countries require visas (list issued May 1 2010):
‘Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, China*, Columbia, Congo, Croatia, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Malawi, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Authorities, Panama, Phlippines, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Soviet Union (former), Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkish Rep of N Cyprus, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuala, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe.’
* Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passports or British National (Overseas) Passports do not need a visa to enter Bermuda.
Exceptions to the visa rules above will be made for visitors to Bermuda having a valid passport and proof of right of abode in the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom. This means for:
- US Residents: a Permanent Resident Card
- Canada Residents: a Permanent Resident Card
- UK Residents: must be able to show no limit has been placed on their stay in the UK
Visitors travelling on to another country after Bermuda and requiring a visa for that country must be in possession of the relevant visa before entry into Bermuda.
Visas to enter Bermuda may be obtained from any British Embassy or Consulate overseas.
Length of Stay
Visitors are permitted to stay for up to 21 days (giving you 1 day to explore each square mile of the island). Extensions are only granted by the Bermuda Department of Immigration and are the exception rather than the rule.
Warning: Like all immigration regulations these days, the rules above are subject to change. We try to keep as up to date as possible but recommend that you download the Department of Tourism’s latest guidelines.