Jamaica Passport & Visa Requirements
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Entry requirements for Americans
US citizens must have a passport to enter Jamaica, that has to be valid upon their return to the USA. No visa is required, for touristic stays of up to six months.
Entry requirements for UK nationals
British citizens must have a passport that is valid for the period of intended stay in Jamaica. No visa is required for British passport holders, except for holders of passports endorsed 'British Overseas Territory Citizen' issued to residents of the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands, who may obtain a tourist visa on arrival for a fee.
Entry requirements for Canada
Canadian citizens require a passport valid for period of intended stay. No visa is required.
Entry requirements for Australians
Australian citizens must have a passport that is valid for the period of intended stay in Jamaica. No visa is required.
Entry requirements for South Africans
South African citizens must have a passport that is valid for the period of intended stay in Jamaica. No visa is required.
Entry requirements for New Zealanders
New Zealand citizens must have a passport that is valid for the period of intended stay in Jamaica. No visa is required.
Entry requirements for Irish nationals
Irish citizens must have a passport that is valid for the period of intended stay in Jamaica. No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days.
All foreign visitors to Jamaica must hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their expenses while in the country, return/onward tickets to their country of permanent residence, and the necessary travel documentation for this next destination. Any travellers who have visited or have transited Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone within 28 days of arrival will be refused entry. Note that a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required to enter Jamaica, if arriving within six days of leaving or transiting through an infected area. NOTE: It is highly recommended that your passport has at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.
Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.
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