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Jamaica Passport & Visa Requirements

Visa Agencies

Avoid the stress and queues, get a visa agency to arrange your visa.


Travel Visa Pro, San Francisco, USA. (866) 378-1722 or www.TravelVisaPro.com

Travel Visa Pro in UK: +44 (0) 20 3743 3155 or www.travelvisapro.co.uk.


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; and for business-related stays of up to 30 days.

Entry requirements for UK nationals

British citizens must have a passport that is valid for six months beyond 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 of USD 20.

Entry requirements for Canada

Canadian citizens require a valid passport. No visa is required.

Entry requirements for Australians

Australian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond 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 at least six months beyond 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 at least six months beyond 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 at least six months beyond the period of intended stay in Jamaica. No visa is required, for stays of up to 90 days.

Passport/Visa Note

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. 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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