Jamaica travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Jamaica 🇯🇲

Jamaica is part of Americas with main city at Kingston. Its Developing country with a population of 3M people. The main currency is Jamaican Dollar. The languages spoken are English. Jamaica is the formal name of Jamaica It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~24.12 °C   🌧 ~140.43 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 3M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

The Jamaican Government has now declared states of emergency in the parishes of Clarendon, St Andrew and St Catherine. Other areas are also affected by security measures. Anticipate road closures and travel delays. Be alert, particularly if travelling at night. Monitor media and follow instructions issued by local authorities (see Safety and security). We haven’t changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution in Jamaica.

issued date: September 9, 2019

Weather

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General

🔌 Sockets

Jamaica uses 110V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Jamaica uses the Jamaican dollar (symbol: $), code JMD.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 20, 10, 5 and 1 dollars and 50, 25, 10 and 1 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Jamaica. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Jamaica. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Jamaica is on average 6.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Jamaica is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 2,922.01 JMD, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Digicel or Flow. Jamaica uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Jamaica upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Jamaica, dial +, then 1 876 (the country code for Jamaica), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number. For local calls within Jamaica, start with the area code (with the initial 1). In the case above area code is 876 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Jamaica you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways, 80-110 km/h (49-68 mph) on motorways and 80-110 km/h (49-68 mph) on expressways.

🆘 Emergency

Police

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Ambulance

127

Fire department

128

Last updated: December 5, 2019