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Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean located to the south of Cuba and to the west of the island of Hispaniola.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Jamaica
Passengers of most nationalities are exempt from visa requirements, provided they hold a valid passport, return ticket or outbound ticket and they do not intend to stay in Jamaica for longer than 30 days. An exception is given to USA nationals, who are allowed to stay in Jamaica for up to six months. In some cases, a vaccination certificate for Measles, Polio and Rubella might be required.
Things/Items Allowed into Jamaica
Passengers with a return or outbound ticket to Jamaica may carry with them 230 grams of tobacco, 200 individual cigarettes or 50 cigars, 1 liter of alcoholic beverages besides wine and 1 liter of wine.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Jamaica
・No Export Restrictions in Jamaica
Things/Items Forbidden into Jamaica
Voice of Travelers to Jamaica
Jamaica by cruise ship
We visited Jamaica last winter during our cruise on a Caribbean cruise ship. We bought the ticket for the cruise ship in Miami. The ticket included seven nights on the ship. The only thing that was not included was a flight ticket from Cancun back to Miami. We spent two days in Jamaica, mostly on its pristine beaches. It was probably the highlight of the whole cruise, as Jamaica is very beautiful. We would have gladly stayed in the Caribbean for much longer, and we were rather sad that the trip from Cancun to the States was by plane. However, American Airlines took very good care of us. Even though we forgot to print our airline ticket, everyone at the airport was very nice and helpful.
Aboard Fly Jamaica Airways
We found a cheap vacation deal which included an airfare ticket, seven nights in a hotel, as well as a bus ticket from our home town to the airport. The troubles started long before we arrived in Jamaica, with our ticket being cancelled by the ticket company. We had a new ticket issued through Fly Jamaica Airways. We were delayed at Toronto Airport due to technical issues with the plane. Because we bought insurance when we got our airline tickets, the unexpected night at the airport was covered – and then we boarded the plane again in the morning. The airplane was an old one with very poor services. After this experience, we tried to cancel our return ticket and get a new one with a different company, but we couldn't. Once our vacation in Jamaica was over, we flew back to Toronto, this time without any issues.
Jamaica Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the best season for visiting Jamaica?
A. Winter is the best season in Jamaica. November and December are the two months when the weather in Jamaica is the most reliable, without much rain and with pleasant temperatures.
Q. What is Jamaica known for?
A. Apart from Bob Marley, Jamaica is known for its clean waters and pristine sandy beaches, great Reggae music and famous Jamaican rums. Jamaica also produces domestically grown coffee. The coffee is produced in Jamaica's Blue Mountains.
Jamaica - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Norman Manley International Airport ・John F. Kennedy International Airport
・Miami International Airport
・Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Flight Routes to Jamaica
Direct flights to Jamaica are operated by Delta Airlines from Atlanta, and Caribbean Airlines from Fort Lauderdale, Toronto and New York. American Airlines offers direct flights from Miami to Jamaica as well. There are two international airports in Jamaica, and both airports have many outbound and inbound flights every day.