Landscape view of Jamaica

Jamaica πŸ‡―πŸ‡²

Kingston

Caribbean, Americas

Jamaica is part of Americas with capital at Kingston. Official language is English. Jamaica uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC-05:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

πŸ’± 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 2,958.34 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.

πŸ“ž 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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

119

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

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Last updated: April 5, 2019