Jamaica Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes No/1/2
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

To enter Jamaica, a passport valid for six months minimum from the date of departure from Jamaica is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Visas for Jamaica are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above except:

1. Nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovenia who are required to obtain a visa on arrival in Jamaica, unless these nationals are holders of a valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa and present proof of vaccination against measles, rubella & polio, they are allowed stays of 30 days or less as tourists without a Jamaican visa.

2. Nationals of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia who are required to obtain a visa prior to arrival in Jamaica, unless these nationals present proof of vaccination against measles, rubella & polio, they are allowed stays of 30 days or less as tourists without a Jamaican visa.

Most of the other nationals listed in the chart can visit Jamaica visa-free for stays of up to 90 days (unless a different duration of stay is given), apart from nationals of Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Slovakia, who can visit Jamaica visa-free for stays of up to 30 days.

Nationals of Spain and of the United States of America can visit Jamaica visa-free for stays of up to 180 days for the purposes of tourism, culture or business.

Nationals of Australia, Canada and the UK can visit Jamaica visa-free for stays of an unlimited period of time.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Jamaica.

Types and cost

Visa fees vary depending on nationality.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission). Some nationals may apply on arrival (including those mentioned above); check with the consulate for a full list.

Working days

Visitors applying for visas in advance from the embassy/high commission should allow three to seven days for processing. If the application has to be referred to Jamaica for approval, it may take two to three weeks.

Sufficient funds

Visa applicants must be able to show proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Jamaica.

Extension of stay

Visitors may be able to extend their stay up to a maximum of six months.

Entry with pets

Only animals born in the UK or Ireland may be brought into Jamaica. You must obtain an import permit from the Veterinary Division of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (www.moa.gov.jm).

Embassies and tourist offices

Jamaican Embassy in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 452 0660. Website: http://www.embassyofjamaica.org Opening times: Mon-Fri: 0900-1700 (embassy), 0900-1300 (consular service open for walk-ins).
Jamaica High Commission in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7823 9911. Website: www.jhcuk.org Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0900-1700, Fri 0900-1600 (high commission); Mon-Thurs 0930-1330, Fri 0930-1230 (consulate).

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.