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Requirements For Travel to Jamaica

Everyone travelling to Jamaica must present a valid and approved travel document as evidence of their identity and nationality. The most common and preferred travel document is a passport, but other types of travel documents may also be accepted.

Other acceptable travel documents

A small number of travellers may have other types of travel documents which are also acceptable for travel to Jamaica.

The travel documents must be issued by a recognised authority, MUST HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE BEAREAR and provide the holder with a re-entry authority to the country of issue, or an entry authority to another country. Holders of these documents GENERALLY REQUIRE a visa

Other TYPES OF DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE acceptable TO JAMAICA include:

  • Document of Identity (if holder is not an Jamaican citizen then a visa might be required); see list of visa countries
  • Certificate of Identity
  • Laissez Passer
  • Documents issued to refugees
  • ‘Kinderausweis’ issued to German minors
  • Military documents for military personnel travelling by air; whether Military passport on I.D
  • Seamans certificate if travelling by sea

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS for Foreigners and Commonwealth Nationals Entering Jamaica

Key:

  • PTA: Visa issued Prior to Arrival
  • POE: Visa issued at Port of Entry
  • Dip. Pp.: Diplomatic Passport
  • Off. Pp.: Official Passport

 

COUNTRY ENTRY VISA REQUIREMENTS
(Foreigners coming to Jamaica)
REQUIREMENTS
(Jamaicans going overseas)
AFGHANISTAN YES - PTA YES
ALBANIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

 

YES
ALGERIA YES - PTA YES
ANDORRA YES - POE YES
ANGOLA YES - PTA YES
ANGUILLA NO YES – see under BHC
NO – Dip. Pp. holders
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA NO NO
ARGENTINA NO - 30 days
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
NO – 30 days
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. Holders
ARMENIA YES - POE YES - POE
ARUBA NO – 90 days NO – If in possession of US, Canadian or Schengen visa
NO - Dip & Off. Pp. Holders
AUSTRALIA NO YES – visitor visa(subclass 600) www.immi.gov.au
AUSTRIA NO - 30 days YES - Schengen Visa (Embassy of Spain)
AZERBAIJAN YES - POE YES – PTA
Obtainable from the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington DC
BAHAMAS NO NO
BAHRAIN YES - PTA YES – E-visa (www.evisa.gov.bh)
BANGLADESH NO NO
BARBADOS NO NO
BELARUS NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa and presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES - PTA
BELGIUM NO - 90 days YES - Schengen visa (Embassy of Belgium)
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
BELIZE NO NO
BENIN YES - PTA YES
BERMUDA NO YES – See under BHC
NO - if in possession of valid US, Canadian or UK visa
BHUTAN YES - PTA YES
BOLIVIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists and presents proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever YES
BONAIRE NO – 90 days NO – If in possession of US, Canadian or Schengen visa
NO - Dip & Off. pp. holders
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
BOTSWANA NO NO
BRAZIL NO- 90 days tourism or business NO – 90 days tourism or business
NO - Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS YES - POE YES
(See under BHC)
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM NO YES
BULGARIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
BURKINA FASO YES - PTA YES
BURUNDI YES - PTA YES
CAMBODIA YES - PTA YES - PTA
CAMEROON YES - PTA YES
CANADA NO YES
CAPE VERDE YES - PTA YES
CAYMAN ISLANDS YES - PTA YES
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp holder
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. YES - PTA YES
CHAD YES - PTA YES
CHILE NO - 90 days
NO - Dip & Off. Pp. holders
NO – 90 days
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
CHINA NO – 30 days for tourism, cultural exchanges or business
NO- Dip & Off. Pp. holders
YES - PTA
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
COLOMBIA NO – 30 days for tourism, cultural exchanges or business
NO – Dip & Off Pp. holders
NO - 30 days
NO – Dip & Off Pp. holders
COMOROS YES - PTA YES
CONGO (formerly Zaire) YES - PTA YES
COSTA RICA NO – 30 days
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
NO – if in possession of a multiple entry US, Canadian, Schengen or Japanese visa that has been used and valid at least 6 months
COTE D’IVOIRE (IVORY COAST) YES - PTA YES
CROATIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES – If not in possession of multiple or double entry uniform (C) visa, valid for all Schengen Member States
Obtainable through the Consulate General of Croatia in New York
CUBA YES - PTA
NO - Dip & Off. Pp. holders
YES
NO - Dip & Off. Pp. holders
CURAÇAO NO – 90 days NO
CYPRUS NO YES
NO – If in possession of valid multiple entry Schengen visa
CZECH REPUBLIC NO – 30 days for tourism or cultural exchanges YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
DEM. PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA (NORTH KOREA) YES - PTA YES
DENMARK NO - 90 days YES – PTA
Obtainable through the Consulate General of Denmark in New York
DJIBOUTI YES - PTA YES
DOMINICA NO NO
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa NO – purchase tourist card upon arrival at airport
YES – Dip & Off Pp. holders
ECUADOR NO - 30 days NO - 90 days
EGYPT YES - PTA YES - POE
EL SALVADOR NO – 30 days or less as tourists
NO - Dip & Off. Pp. holders
NO – If in possession of U.S. multiple entry visa
NO - Dip & Off Pp. holders
EQUATORIAL GUINEA YES - PTA YES
ERITREA YES - PTA YES
ESTONIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists and presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)
ETHIOPIA YES - PTA YES
Obtainable through the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington DC
FIJI NO NO
FINLAND NO - 90 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)
FRANCE NO - 30 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
GABON YES - PTA YES
GAMBIA NO NO
GEORGIA YES – POE YES
GERMANY NO - 90 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)
NO – Dip. Pp. holders
GHANA NO YES - PTA
GREECE NO - 30 days YES - Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
GRENADA NO NO
GUADELOUPE NO – 30 days YES – PTA
Embassy of France in Panama
GUATEMALA NO – 30 days or less as tourists NO - if in possession US, Canadian or UK visa
NO - Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
GUINEA YES - PTA YES
GUINEA-BISSAU YES - PTA YES
GUYANA NO NO
HAITI YES - PTA
NO - Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
NO – 90 days
NO – Dip Pp. & Off Pp. holders
YES – with work permit
HONDURAS NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa NO - if in possession of valid US Visa
HONG KONG NO - 30 days NO - 30 days
HUNGARY NO – 30 days for tourism or cultural exchanges YES
ICELAND NO - 90 days YES – PTA
Obtainable through the Consulate General of Denmark in New York
INDIA NO YES
INDONESIA YES - PTA YES
ISLAMIC REP. OF IRAN YES - PTA YES
IRAQ YES - PTA YES
IRELAND NO - 90 days YES
ISRAEL NO - 90 days NO - 90 days
ITALY NO - 90 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)
JAPAN NO - 30 days YES
JORDAN YES - PTA YES - POE
KAZAKHSTAN NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa & presents
Proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella ,Polio
YES - PTA
KENYA NO NO
KIRIBATI NO NO
KOREA NO - 90 days NO - 90 days
KUWAIT YES - PTA YES
KYRGYZSTAN YES – POE YES – POE
LAO PEOPLE’S DEM.REP YES – PTA YES
LATVIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists and presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
LEBANON YES - PTA YES
LESOTHO NO NO
LIBERIA YES - PTA YES
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAIHRIYA YES YES
LIECHTENSTEIN NO - 90 days YES – Schengen visa
LITHUANIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists and presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
LUXEMBOURG NO - 90 days YES - Schengen visa (Embassy of Belgium)
MACEDONIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa & presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
NO – if in possession of a multiple entry Schengen visa type C
MACAU YES YES
MADAGASCAR YES - PTA YES
MALAWI  NO NO
MALAYSIA NO NO
MALDIVES NO YES - POE
MALI YES - PTA YES
MALTA NO YES
Obtainable through the Embassy of Malta in Washington DC
NO – Dip. Pp & Off. Pp. holders
MARSHALL ISLANDS YES - PTA YES
MARTINIQUE NO – 30 days YES
MAURITANIA YES - PTA YES
MEXICO NO – 90 days NO – stays for up to 6 months
NO – Dip. Pp. & Off Pp. holders
MAURITIUS NO NO
MICRONESIA YES - PTA YES
MOLDOVA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES - POE
MONACO NO- 30 days YES
MONGOLIA YES - PTA YES
MONTENEGRO NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa & possess
proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio
YES
MOROCCO YES – PTA YES
Obtainable through the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Washington DC or Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in New York
MOZAMBIQUE NO YES
MYANMAR YES - PTA YES
NAMIBIA NO YES
Obtainable through the Embassy of Namibia in Washington DC
NAURU NO NO
NEPAL YES - PTA YES
NETHERLANDS
*Conditions apply: (Dutch Territory)
ARUBA, BONAIRE, SABA, SINT EUSTATIUS, SINT MAARTEN
NO - 90 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Belgium)
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
Dutch Territories
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp Holders
NO - CURACAO
NO - SINT EUSTATIUS, SINT MAARTEN, SABA – If in possession of multiple entry US, Canadian or Schengen visa
NEW ZEALAND NO YES – See website below for visa application instructions www.immigration.govt.nz
NICARAGUA YES - PTA YES – POE (visa cost US$50.00)
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. Holders
NIGER YES - PTA YES
Obtainable through the Embassy of Niger in Washington DC
NIGERIA YES - PTA YES
NORWAY NO - 90 days YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Belgium)
OMAN YES - PTA YES
PAKISTAN YES - PTA YES
PALAU YES - PTA YES
PANAMA NO – 30 days tourism, cultural exchanges or short business NO
PAPUA NEW GUINEA NO YES
PARAGUAY NO – 30 days or less as tourists and presents proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever YES
Obtainable through the Consulate General of Paraguay in Miami
PERU NO – 30 days or less as tourists and presents proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever
NO - Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
NO – 90 days
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
PHILIPPINES YES - PTA NO – from 21 - 30 days
POLAND NO – 30 days or less for tourism, cultural exchanges or short business YES
Obtainable through the Embassy of Poland in Venezuela
PORTUGAL NO - 30 days Yes - Schengen Visa (Embassy of Spain)
QATAR YES - PTA YES
ROMANIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
Obtainable through the Consulate of Romania in New York or the Embassy of Romania in Venezuela
RUSSIAN FEDERATION NO – 90 days for tourism, business or cultural exchanges
NO - Dip & Off Pp. holders
YES - PTA
NO – Dip. Pp. & Off. Pp holders
RWANDA YES - PTA YES
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS NO NO
ST. LUCIA NO NO
ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES NO NO
SAMOA (American) YES YES
Independent States of SAMOA NO NO
SAN MARINO NO - 90 days NO - 90 days
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE YES - PTA YES
SAUDI ARABIA YES - PTA YES
SENEGAL YES - PTA YES
SERBIA NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US,UK , Canadian or Schengen visa & presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES – if not in possession of valid Schengen, UK, US visa or residents permits in the countries of the Schengen area, EU or the US
For stays up to 90 days during a 6 month period
SEYCHELLES NO NO
SIERRA LEONE NO YES
NO – Dip & Off. Pp. holders
SINGAPORE NO NO
SLOVENIA NO – 30 days or less for tourists and presents presents proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio
NO – Dip. Pp. holders
YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
SLOVAK REPUBLIC NO – 30 days for tourism or cultural exchanges YES
SOLOMON ISLANDS NO YES
SOMALIA YES - PTA YES
SOUTH AFRICA NO NO - 90 days
SPAIN NO - 30 days YES – Schengen Visa (Embassy of Spain)
NO – if in-transit
ST. MARTIN NO – 30 days YES
Embassy of France in Panama
SRI LANKA YES - PTA YES – can obtain electronic travel authorization (www.eta.gov.lk)
REPUBLIC OF SUDAN (NORTH SUDAN) YES - PTA YES
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN YES - PTA YES
SURINAME NO - 90 days NO
SWAZILAND NO NO
SWEDEN NO - 90 days YES - PTA
SWITZERLAND NO - 90 days
NO – Dip. Off. & Service Pp. holders
YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders – if not transiting another Schengen State
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC YES - PTA YES
TAIWAN YES – POE
Affidavit of Identity required
YES – PTA
Obtainable through the Embassy of Taiwan in Washington DC
NO – if in-transit
TAJIKSTAN YES – POE YES - PTA
THAILAND YES – PTA YES - PTA
TOGO YES – PTA YES - PTA
TONGA NO YES
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO NO NO
TUNISIA YES YES
TURKEY NO - 90 days YES – E-visa – www.evisa.gov.tr
NO - Dip & Off Pp. holders
TURKMENISTAN YES – POE YES - PTA
TURKS & CAICOS NO YES – See under BHC
NO - if in possession of valid US visa
NO – Dip & Official Pp. holders
TUVALU NO NO
UGANDA NO NO
UKRAINE NO – 30 days for tourism or cultural exchanges YES - PTA
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES YES – PTA YES
UNITED KINGDOM, SCOTLAND & NORTHERN IRELAND NO YES
UK - Transit Visa Waiver in effect (Conditions apply) please see website link: www.gov.uk
UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA NO NO
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NO – 6 months YES - PTA
URUGUAY NO - 30 days NO - 90 days
UZBEKISTAN YES – POE YES - PTA
VANUATU NO NO
VENEZUELA NO - 30 days for tourism, cultural exchanges or short business
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
NO – 90 days
NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders
VIETNAM YES – PTA YES
YEMEN YES – PTA YES
ZAMBIA NO NO
ZIMBABWE YES – PTA NO

 

 

PROCESSING OF SCHENGEN VISAS:

  • Spanish Embassy: Austria, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovenia, Switzerland, France
  • German Embassy: Germany, Italy, Estonia, Finland
  • Belgian Embassy: Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway
  • French Embassy: Consular Activities transferred to the Embassy of France in Panama as at 22nd August 2015.
    Visas for the following French territories can be obtained at the Embassy of France in Panama: (French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barthelemy, Saint Martin, La Réunion, French Guyane, French Polynesie, New Caledonia, Mayotte, Saint Pierre & Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna, Clipperton, Iles Eparses, Islands Crozet, Saint Paul-et- Amsterdam, Plateau of Kerguelen) and in the Terre Adelie.
  • British High Commission: Anguilla, Bermuda, *British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, *Turks & Caicos Islands, South Georgia Islands, Saint Helena, South Sandwich Islands, Pitcairn Island, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Falkland Islands, Montserrat and Gibraltar, Scotland *Turks & Caicos – Officials traveling on Official/Diplomatic Passports do not require a VISA for entry to the Turks and Caicos Islands, nor do a member of the official delegation, if they hold a valid US, Canadian or UK VISA or identified as a member of the traveling delegation via a Diplomatic Note. *British Virgin Islands – The following categories of persons are visa exempt without payment of a visa exemption fee:
    1. Overseas diplomats and dignitaries;
    2. Heads of State and Heads of Government;
    3. Consultants engaged by the Government and Statutory bodies of the Territory;
    4. Persons employed on contract by the Government;
    5. delegates for Government-sponsored conferences or other events;
    6. Regional or International group invited by Government agencies for tourism cultural or educational purposes and;
    7. Dependent children of not more than 18 years old and enrolled in schools in their home country, whose parents reside in the Territory and are nationals of Guyana, Jamaica, Haiti or the Dominican Republic.

 

NOTE:

NATIONALS OF COUNTRIES NOT HEREBY LISTED ARE ASKED TO CONSULT THE NEAREST JAMAICAN EMBASSY, HIGH COMMISSION OR CONSULATE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL

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