Do You Need a Passport to Go to Bermuda
Passport requirements for Bermuda
From a practical standpoint, Bermuda, which is a British colony, requires passports from all foreign nationals.
U.S. citizens (more than 80 percent of tourists coming to Bermuda come from the United States) without a passport can enter Bermuda if they have one of the following items in their possession, along with a government-issued photo ID:
- A permanent residence card
- An original birth certificate
- An original U.S. naturalization certificate
- A U.S. reentry permit
- A U.S. alien registration card
So although you could carry your birth certificate around with you, a U.S. passport makes a lot more sense. U.S. citizens can get either a passport card or passport book. The passport card will get you into Bermuda via the sea, but it won’t work if you are flying in, in which case you will need a passport book.
In addition to checking your passport, immigration authorities will want to see either a return ticket or an onward ticket to another country so they know you aren’t planning on staying forever (even though after a week at Cambridge Beaches you may not want to leave).