Jamaica : Travel

Traveller information

Immigration and customs: 

Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals. Prohibited imports include coffee and honey.

Travel within the country: 

Driving is on the left. Car hire is available to those aged at least 25 and possess a foreign driver’s licence. Seatbelts are compulsory and motorcyclists must wear helmets.

Scheduled flights operate between resort areas. A bus service connects Kingston and Montego Bay. Taxis and minibuses are widely available, some operated by the Jamaica Tourist Board, whose drivers have photo ID and display a blue sticker on their front windscreen. Most taxis have meters but for longer journeys it is best to agree a price before starting out.

Travel health: 

Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever, diphtheria, hepatitis A and hepatitis B.

There were 2,008,000 tourist arrivals in 2013.