Jamaica international travel guide in 2024

Jamaica international travel guide in 2024

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Jamaica travel details 🇯🇲
Jamaica has a population of 3M with main currency as Jamaican Dollar. The languages spoken are English. Jamaica travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Automatic teller machines are common in Jamaica. Tipping is usually not expected in Jamaica. Internet speed in Jamaica is on average 6.0 Mbps.In Jamaica you drive on the left side.

Jamaica travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution
You must complete the Immigration/Customs C5 form online before you arrive in Jamaica. This is free and can be completed before your travel via the Government of Jamaica's PICA website (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Jamaica due to the threat of violent crime.

Issue Date : Sep 20, 2023

Jamaica weather

Jamaica essential details

Plugs

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

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money in Jamaica

Currencies

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.

ATM

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.

Internet in Jamaica

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 in Jamaica

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.

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Jamaica map

Jamaica visa advice

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.