Jamaica travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Jamaica with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Jamaica.

Jamaica travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Jamaica with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Jamaica - quick facts
Flight time 10 hours
Time difference UK -5 hours
Language(s) English
Currency Jamaican Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (110V)
Driving side Left

Why visit Jamaica?

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Jamaica weather

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The Jamaica weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Montego Bay.

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Jamaica travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Jamaica from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Jamaica.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Jamaica travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Jamaica with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Jamaica, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Jamaica covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Jamaica with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Jamaica FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Jamaica including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Jamaica due to Covid-19?

Jamaica is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Jamaica.

Check out Ministry of Health & Wellness, Jamaica for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Jamaica?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Jamaica. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Jamaica from the UK?

The flight time to Jamaica from the UK is typically 10 hours.

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What is the time difference between Jamaica and the UK?

The time difference between Jamaica and the UK is UK time-5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Jamaica?

The main language spoken in Jamaica is English.

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What is the currency in Jamaica?

The currency in Jamaica is the Jamaican Dollar (JMD).

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Which plugs are used in Jamaica?

Jamaica uses electrical plug type A + B (110 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Jamaica?

They drive on the left side of the road in Jamaica.

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