Jamaica Entry Requirements

Jamaica Entry Requirements

 

 

If you are planning to visit Jamaica soon then you must be considering the documentation needed. The Jamaica entry requirement will vary based on several factors: 

  • Your nationality  
  • Reason for visiting  
  • How long you are staying  
  • And so forth  

Passport and Identification Requirement

Despite this, everyone travelling MUST present a valid travel document that shows their identity and nationality. The most common travel document is the passport but there are times when other means of identity are valid. As long as it has a photograph of the person travelling and issued by a recognized authority. 

Examples are: 

  • Certificate of Identity 
  • Laissez-Passer 
  • Documents issued to refugees 
  • ‘Kinderausweis’ issued to German minors 
  • Military documents for military personnel travelling by air; whether Military passport on I.D 
  • Seamans certificate if travelling by sea 

    Passports or alternative document MUST be valid at the time of entry and exit. For passports one blank page is required. 

    There is another form of documentation which is acceptable. It is the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document that is used when visiting via a cruise ship. However, it is strongly suggested that you have a passport in the case of an emergency which requires you to disembark and return home by air.  

     

    Additional Conditions for desirable persons entering Jamaica

    • Must be in a position to support himself/herself and accompanying dependents for the duration of stay; 
    • Should not be of unsound mind; 
    • Should not be the subject of a certificate submitted to the Immigration Officer by a health officer indicating that for medical reasons, permission to land is not desirable; 
    • Should not have been sentenced in a foreign country for any extraditable crime within the meaning of the Extradition Acts 1870 and 1906; 
    • Should not be the subject of a deportation order in force under the Aliens Law, Chapter 9; 
    • Should not be the subject of a landing prohibition order from the Minister of National Security; 

     

    VISA Requirement (Visitors to Jamaica)

    COUNTRY 

    ENTRY VISA REQUIREMENTS (Foreigners arriving in Jamaica) 

    AFGHANISTAN  Visa required 
    ALBANIA  NO Visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective September 22, 2014) providing travellers have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio) 

    ALGERIA  Visa required 
    ANDORRA  Visa required
    visa may be obtained at the port of entry 
    ANGOLA  Visa required 
    ANGUILLA (commonwealth)  NO Visa required 
    ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (commonwealth)  NO Visa required 
    ARGENTINA  NO Visa required for 30 days 

    NO visa required for DIP & official PP HOLDERS 

    ARMENIA  Visa required
    visa may be obtained at the port of entry 
    AUSTRALIA (commonwealth)  NO Visa required 
    AUSTRIA  NO visa required for 90 days     
    AZERBAIJAN  Visa required
    visa may be obtained at the port of entry 
    BAHAMAS (commonwealth)  NO Visa required 
    BAHRAIN  Visa required 
    BANGLADESH (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    BARBADOS (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    BELARUS  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio) 

    BELGIUM  NO visa required for 90 days    
    BELIZE (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    BENIN  Visa required 
    BERMUDA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    BHUTAN  Visa required 
    BOLIVIA  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    Proof of Vaccination against Yellow Fever. 

    (Effective May 17, 2016) 

    BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 

    BOTSWANA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    BRAZIL  NO visa required for 90 days    
    BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  Visa required
    visa may be obtained at the port of entry 
    BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    BULGARIA  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 

    BURKINA FASO  Visa required 
    BURUNDI  Visa required 
    CAMBODIA  Visa required 
    CAMEROON(commonwealth)  Visa required 
    CANADA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    CAPE VERDE  Visa required 
    CAYMAN ISLANDS (Brit) 

    (Commonwealth) 

    Visa required 
    CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.  Visa required 
    CHAD  Visa required 
    CHILE  NO visa required for 90 days  

    NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official passports 

    CHINA  NO visa required for 30 days (effective Feb 21, 2014 for Tourism ONLY)
    NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official passports 
    COLOMBIA  NO visa required for 30 days (Effective March 16, 2012 for business/tourism/cultural exchanges) 

    NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official passports 

    COMOROS  Visa required 
    COSTA RICA  NO visa required for 30 days 
    COTED’IVORIE  Visa required 
    CROATIA  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists (Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 
    CUBA  Visa required 

    NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official passports 

    CYPRUS (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    CZECH REPUBLIC  NO visa required for 30 days 

    effective March 07, 2013 for /tourism/cultural exchanges 

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (formerly ZAIRE)  Visa required 
    DENMARK  NO visa required for 90 days 
    DJIBOUTI  Visa required 
    DOMINICA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  (Effective September 22, 2014)
    NONE – for Ordinary passport holders travelling for 30 days or less as tourists providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa (Effective May 15, 2017)
    NONE for holders of Diplomatic & Official passports providing that the visit does not exceed 90 days 
    ECUADOR  NO visa required for 30 days 
    EGYPT  Visa required 
    EL SALVADOR  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists (Effective April 11, 2016) 

    NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official Passports 

    EQUATORIAL GUINEA  Visa required 
    ERITREA  Visa required 
    ESTONIA  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective May 10, 2016) providing they possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 

    ETHIOPIA  Visa required 
    FIJI (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    FINLAND  NO visa required for 90 days 
    FRANCE  NO visa required for 30 days 
    GABON  Visa required 
    GAMBIA(commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    GEORGIA  Visa required
    visa may be obtained at the port of entry 
    GERMANY  NO visa required for 90 days 
    GHANA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    GREECE  NO visa required for 30 days 
    GRENADA(commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    GUADELOUPE  NO visa required for 30 days 
    GUATEMALA  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective April 11, 2016) 

    GUINEA  Visa required 
    GUINEA-BISSAU  Visa required 
    GUINEA-CONAKRAY  Visa required 
    GUYANA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    HAITI  NONE – Dip. & Off P/P 

    YES – prior to arrival (Ordinary Passport Holders) 

    NONE – bona fide Business persons providing they have either a valid USA, Canada, UK or Schengen visa
    (Effective July 2, 2018) 

    HONDURAS  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa 

    HONG KONG  NO visa required for 30 days 
    HUNGARY  NO visa required for 30 days 

    Effective March 07, 2013 for tourism/cultural exchanges 

    ICELAND  NO visa required for 90 days 
    INDEPENDENT STATES OF SAMOA(commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    INDIA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    INDONESIA  Visa required 
    IRAQ  Visa required 
    IRELAND  NO visa required 
    ISLAMIC REP. OF IRAN  Visa required 
    ISRAEL  NO visa required for 90 days 
    ITALY  NO visa required 90 days 
    JAPAN  NO visa required for 30 days 
    JORDAN  Visa required 
    KAZAKHSTAN  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 

    KENYA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS  NO visa required for 90 days 
    KIRIBATI (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    KOSOVO  Visa required as well as an Affidavit of Identity 
    KUWAIT  Visa required 
    KYRGYZSTAN  Visa required
    visa may be obtained at the port of entry 
    LAO PEOPLE’S DEM.REP  Visa required 
    LATVIA  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective May 10, 2016) providing they possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 

    LEBANON  Visa required 
    LESOTHO (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    LIBERIA  Visa required 
    LIBYAN ARAB JAMAIHRIYA  Visa required 
    LIECHTENSTEIN  NO visa required for 90 days 
    LITHUANIA  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective May 10, 2016) providing they possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 

    LUXEMBOURG  NO visa required for 90 days 
    MACAU  Visa required 
    MACEDONIA  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 

    MADAGASCAR  Visa required 
    MALAWI  (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    MALAYSIA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    MALDIVES (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    MALI  Visa required 
    MALTA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    MARSHALL ISLANDS  Visa required 
    MARTINIQUE  NO visa required for 30 DAYS 
    MAURITANIA  Visa required 
    MAURITIUS(commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    MEXICO  NO visa required for 90 days 
    MICRONESIA  Visa required 
    MOLDOVA  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 

    MONACO  NO visa required for 30 days 
    MONGOLIA  Visa required 
    MONTENEGRO  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 

    MONTSERRAT (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    MOROCCO  Visa required 
    MOZAMBIQUE (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    MYANMAR, UNION OF (formerly Burma)  Visa required 
    NAMIBIA(commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    NAURU (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    NEPAL  Visa required 
    Netherlands Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao,  Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius, Saba,  NO visa required for 90 days 
    NEW ZEALAND (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    NICARAGUA  Visa required for holders of Ordinary Passports
    No visa required for holders of Diplomatic, Official & Service Passports for periods not exceeding 90 days 
    NIGER  Visa required 
    NIGERIA (commonwealth)  Visa required 
    NORTH KOREA(DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC of KOREA)  Visa required 
    NORTH SUDAN (REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN)  Visa required 
    NORWAY  NO visa required for 90 days 
    OMAN  Visa required 
    PAKISTAN  (commonwealth)  Visa required 
    PALAU  Visa required 
    PANAMA  NO visa required for 30 days 

    (Effective March 16, 2012 for tourism/cultural exchanges/short business) 

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    PARAGUAY  NO visa required 30 days or less as a tourists 

    Proof of Vaccination against Yellow Fever. 

    (Effective May 17, 2016) 

    PERU  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    Proof of Vaccination against Yellow Fever. 

    (Effective May 17, 2016) 

    NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official passports 

    PHILIPPINES  Visa required 
    POLAND  NO visa required for 30 days 

    Effective March 07, 2013 for tourism/cultural exchanges/short business 

    PORTUGAL  NO visa required for 30 days 
    QATAR  Visa required 
    ROMANIA  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 

    RUSSIAN FEDERATION  NO visa required for 90 days 

    Effective October 28, 2014 for tourism/business & cultural exchanges 

    NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & 

    Official passports 

    RWANDA  Visa required 
    SAMOA (American)  Visa required 
    SAN MARINO  NO visa required for 90 days 
    SAO TOME & PRINCIPE  Visa required 
    SAUDI ARABIA  Visa required 
    SENEGAL  Visa required 
    SERBIA, REPUBLIC OF  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 

    SEYCHELLES (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    SIERRA LEONE (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    SINGAPORE (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    SLOVAK REPUBLIC  NO visa required for 30 days 

    Effective March 07, 2013 for tourism/cultural exchanges 

    SLOVENIA  NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists 

    (Effective May 10, 2016) providing they possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio 

    NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic passports 

    SOLOMON ISLANDS (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    SOMALIA  Visa required 
    SOUTH AFRICA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    SOUTH KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)  NO visa required for 90 days 
    SOUTH SUDAN (REPUBLIC OF)  Visa required 
    SPAIN  NONE – 90 days
    for tourism, culture or business
    (Effective July 26, 2018) 
    SRI LANKA(commonwealth)  Visa required 

      

    ST. KITTS AND NEVIS (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    ST. LUCIA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    ST. MARTIN  NO visa required for 30 days 
    ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    SURINAME  NO visa required for 90 days 
    SWAZILAND (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    SWEDEN  NO visa required for 90 days 
    SWITZERLAND  NO visa required for 90 days 
    SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC  Visa required 
    TAIWAN  Visa required as well an Affidavit of Identity
    visa may be obtained at the port of entry 
    TAJIKISTAN  Visa required
    may be obtained at the port of entry 
    TANZANIA(commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    THAILAND  Visa required 
    TOGO  Visa required 
    TONGA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    TUNISIA  Visa required 
    TURKEY  NO visa required for 90 days 
    TURKMENISTAN  Visa required
    may be obtained at the port of entry 
    TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    TUVALU (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    UGANDA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    UK OF GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    UKRAINE  NO visa required for 30 days 

    Effective March 07, 2013 for tourism/cultural exchanges 

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  Visa required 
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  NO visa required for 6 months 
    URUGUAY  NO visa required for 30 days 
    UZBEKISTAN  Visa required
    may be obtained at the port of entry 
    VANUATU (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    VENEZUELA  NO visa required for 30 days 

    (Effective March 16, 2012 for tourism/cultural exchanges/short business 

    VIETNAM  Visa required 
    YEMEN  Visa required 
    YUGOSLAVIA  Visa required
    visa may be obtained at the port of entry 
    ZAMBIA (commonwealth)  NO visa required 
    ZIMBABWE (withdrawn from commonwealth)  Visa required 

     

    Currency Restrictions

    When entering Jamaica you are allowed with no more than USD$10,000 in cash. However, there are no currency restrictions when leaving Jamaica.

    Vaccination Requirements

    Yellow fever vaccine required if travelling from a country with yellow fever risk.

     

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ON JAMAICA ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Jamaica Embassies & High Commissions

    READ MORE: Useful Tips for your Trip to Jamaica

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