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Risk / Health Info for Bermuda

Do I need injections for Bermuda?

Your regular shots should be up to date for a trip to Bermuda but you should consider getting vaccinated against hepatitis A, an unpleasant gastrointestinal illness contracted from contaminated food or water.

You might also consider a hepatitis B shot for children travelling to Bermuda, and if you are planning to visit frequently or stay for a long time. Hepatitis B is spread via blood and other body fluids so if you will be working in a healthcare setting or dentistry in Bermuda, a shot is recommended. It can also be contracted through shared needles and unprotected sex, or by invasive medical or cosmetic procedures. A hepatitis B shot before you go to Bermuda is a good idea.

Are there hospitals in Bermuda?

There are good medical facilities in Bermuda, but serious cases are evacuated to the United States. Always make sure you have travel insurance before you leave Canada: check with your provincial or territorial health authority before you go.

Protect your health in Bermuda

Several mosquito-borne illnesses including chikungunya and dengue fever are common in Bermuda so avoid getting bitten as much as possible. Always use a reliable insect repellent and wear loose clothing that covers your arms and legs well. Stay in accommodations with air conditioning or screened windows, and sleep under bed nets wherever possible.

Chikungunya virus in Bermuda
Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported in Bermuda. It is spread by day-biting mosquitoes and you can guard against infection by covering up and using mosquito repellents. Infection results in joint pains, fever, rash and headache. It clears up after a few days, but some patients are left with swollen and painful joints for weeks or even years afterwards.
Dengue fever in Bermuda
There have been cases of the mosquito-borne virus dengue fever in Bermuda. Dengue fever is also known as breakbone fever because of the severe bone, joint and muscular pains it causes, in addition to flu-like fever and headache. There is no vaccine for dengue fever. Avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellents (50% DEET) and by wearing protective clothing. Sleeping with mosquito nets is also recommended.

Recommended Vaccines for Bermuda

Vaccine NameCourse
Hepatitis A2 Doses
Hepatitis A and B combined (adult)3 Doses
Hepatitis A and B combined (paediatric)2 Doses
Hepatitis A (paediatric)1 Dose
Hepatitis B3 Doses
Hepatitis B (paediatric)3 Doses
This is a general list of travel vaccinations and immunisations for Bermuda. Specific vaccines can only be determined after appointment with our travel nurse.

About Bermuda

Bermuda is a British overseas territory made up of 138 islands, mostly connected by a network of road bridges. It has a subtropical climate and beaches tinted pink by crushed seashells. Bermuda is an attractive location for multinational businesses, particularly insurance companies, because of its tax situation.

top Tips for travelling to Bermuda

Bermuda is not only beaches: there are aquariums, museums and historic sites, and golf. The surf at Horseshoe Bay Beach might be rough and the beach might get crowded, but check out the sea caves there.