Visa and Passport


All nationals entering Jamaica are required to have a Passport valid for at least six months.


Americans are required to have a valid passport, but no visa is required for a stay of up to six months.


All Australian citizens require a valid passport for entry. No visa is required.


Canadian citizens only need a passport for entry, passports that have expired for up to a year are also accepted. You will however need a valid ID. You can also use a birth certificate or government-issued photo ID to enter the country only for tourist purposes.

UK and Commonwealth Nationals

All UK citizens and Commonwealth citizens except for the Cayman Island need only a valid passport to enter the country.

Important Addresses

British High Commission

P O Box 575
28 Trafalgar Road
Kingston 10
Telephone (1-876) 936 0700

American Embassy

142 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6
Jamaica, West Indies
Tel: 876-702-6000
E-mail: opakgn@state.gov

American Citizen Services
Tel: 876-702-6000
E-mail: kingstonacs@state.gov

Canadian Embassy

3 West Kings House Road
Waterloo Road Entrance
Kingston, Jamaica

Mailing Address:
Canadian High Commission
P.O. Box 1500
Kingston 10

Telephone: (876) 926-1500
Fax: (876)511-3493

E-Mail: kngtn@dfait-maeci.gc.ca


The cost of health care is quite cheap in Jamaica should you need these services. As the average cost to visit a private General Practitioner is about $1300 JMD which is equivalent to about $17 USD. Private medical facilities are available through out the country, but most will be closed in the nights in most rural areas. However, there is at least one hospital in every parish and in the tourist areas there are 24 hours medical facilities available.

Yellow Fever

If you are visiting Jamaica from a country where yellow fever is present, you will need to show proof upon entering that you have received a yellow fever vaccine.

Drinking Water

It is safe to drink the water in Jamaica, as the country’s water quality is regarded as one of the best in the world.