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Jamaica Travel Health Advice

While generally safe, the tap water can cause stomach upsets and visitors are advised to drink bottled water if on short trips. Private medical facilities are of a reasonable standard but can vary throughout the island, with facilities limited outside Kingston and Montego Bay. Medical treatment can be expensive so travel insurance is advised. If you require prescription medication, it's best to take it with you with a signed and dated letter from your doctor naming the medication and explaining why you need it.


View information on diseases:

Dengue Fever, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Leptospirosis (including Weil disease)

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