Travel Advice —
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.
Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel.
You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on.
If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Jamaica. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Consulate General of Jamaica.
There are increased levels of dengue cases in 2019. Please be sure to check all health advice on the following link before travelling, paying particular attention to the 'Other Risks' section. This advice is subject to change.
For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries.
If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip.
Mosquito-borne diseases, such as Zika, Dengue fever and Chikungunya have been confirmed in Jamaica. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
UK health authorities have classified Jamaica as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
There has been a significant increase in the number of confirmed cases of Dengue fever in Jamaica during the first half of 2016. Dengue fever is endemic to Latin America and the Caribbean and can occur throughout the year.
For more details about the Chikungunya virus outbreak, see the website of the National Health Network and Centre.
Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.
Please note: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the UK Government is currently requesting that all travellers returning to the UK, (with exceptions), must provide their journey and contact details up to 48 hours before arrival, and self-isolate at home for 14 days. These restrictions will be reviewed every three weeks. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel, and this advice is also being kept under constant review.