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Country Description: Bermuda is a highly developed British dependent territory with a stable democracy and a modern economy. Tourist facilities are widely available.

Passport and/or Visa Requirements: A passport or birth certificate or other proof of U.S. citizenship and photo identification are required of U.S. citizens entering Bermuda. For additional information concerning entry requirements for Bermuda, travelers may contact the British Embassy at 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008, tel. (202) 462-1340, or the nearest British consulate in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco.

Medical Facilities: Medical care is available. U.S. medical insurance is not always valid outside the United States. Travelers have found that in some cases, supplemental medical insurance with specific overseas coverage, including provision for medical evacuation, has proved useful. Further information on health matters can be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's international travelers hotline at (404) 332-4559.

Travel Warnings, Advisories and Areas of Instability: Bermuda has a low crime rate. However, during the tourist season, pickpocketing, theft of unattended baggage, and theft from vehicles can occur. Popular tourist attractions such as museums, monuments, restaurants, hotels, and transportation systems are often areas where criminals operate. Valuables left unattended on beaches are subject to theft.

The loss or theft of a U.S. passport overseas should be reported to the local police and the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. A lost or stolen birth certificate and/or driver's license generally cannot be replaced outside the United States. U.S. citizens can refer to the Department of State's pamphlet "A Safe Trip Abroad," which provides useful information on guarding valuables and protecting personal security while traveling abroad. Both this pamphlet and "Tips for Travelers to the Caribbean" are available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

Drug Penalties: U.S. citizens are subject to the laws of the country in which they are traveling. Criminal penalties for possession, use, and trafficking in illegal drugs are strict, and convicted offenders can expect jail sentences and fines. U.S. citizens who are taking medication for a particular illness must inform the Bermuda customs officials at the point of entry. Medicines must be in labeled containers. Travelers may wish to carry a copy of the written prescription and a letter from the physician or pharmacist confirming the reason the medicine is prescribed.

Traffic Safety/Road Conditions: Bermuda's roads are good. They are paved, but are narrow with many curves. The speed limit is 35 kph (22.7 mph).

Consulate Location/Registration: U.S. citizens may register with the Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General, located at Crown Hill, 16 Middle Road, Devonshire DV03, telephone (441) 295-1342, where they may also obtain updated information on travel and security in Bermuda. Office hours are Monday-Friday, except Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

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