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Jamaican Immigration Department ( PICA ) visa requirements for Jamaicans travelling overseas and foreigners entering  Jamaica as of March 22, 2013

PTA - Prior to arrival     POE - Port of entry

COUNTRY ENTRY VISA
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 & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
Algeria YES - PTA YES
Andorra YES - POE YES
Angola YES - POE YES
Anguilla NO

YES

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 - PTA
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)

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Austria NO - 30 days YES - Schengen Visa (Embassy of Spain)
Azerbaijan YES - POE YES - PTA
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 possess 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 – if not in possession of valid US, Canadian or UK visa
Bhutan YES - PTA YES
Bolivia NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess 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 & possess 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 & possess 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 - PTA
Cape Verde YES - PTA YES
Cayman Islands YES - PTA

YES

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp holders 

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 & possess 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
Cuba

YES - PTA

NO - Dip & Off. Pp. holders

YES

NO - Dip & Off. Pp. holders 

Curacao NO – 90 days NO
Cyprus NO YES
Czech Republic NO – 30 days for tourism or cultural exchanges YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
Dem. People's Republic of Korea ( North Korea ) YES - PTA YES
Denmark NO - 90 days YES - PTA
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
El Salvador

NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa

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 with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES – Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)
Ethiopia YES - PTA YES
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
Guatemala NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, Canadian, UK or Schengen visa 

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
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 & possess 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 with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess 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 Jamahiriya YES YES
Liechtenstein NO - 90 days NO - 90 days
Lithuania NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess 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 & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
Macau YES YES
Madagascar YES - PTA YES
Malawi NO NO
Malaysia NO NO
Maldives NO YES
Mali YES - PTA YES
Malta No

YES

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 & possess 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
Mozambique NO YES
Myanmar YES - PTA YES
Namibia NO YES
Nauru NO NO
Nepal YES - PTA YE

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)
Niger YES - PTA YES
Nigeria YES - PTA YES
Norway NO - 90 days YES
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 with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever YES
Peru

NO – 30 days or less as tourists with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess proof of vaccination against Yellow Fever

NO- Dip. & Off. Pp. holders 

NO – 90 days

NO – Dip. & Off. Pp. holders 

Philippines YES - PTA YES
Poland NO – 30 days or less for tourism, cultural exchanges or short business YES
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 & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio YES
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 & possess 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 with valid US, UK, Canadian or Schengen visa & possess 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
Sri Lanka YES - PTA YES
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

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

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 and Caicos NO

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
Yugoslavia YES - POE YES
Zambia NO NO
Zimbabwe YES - PTA NO

 

N.B There is no business visa requirement to enter Jamaica for countries with no prior visa requirement.

 

Spanish Embassy: Austria, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovenia, Switzerland, France
German Embassy: Germany, Italy, Estonia, Finland

Belgian Embassy:

Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands

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:

      a. Overseas diplomats and dignitaries;

      b. Heads of State and Heads of Government;

      c. Consultants engaged by the Government and Statutory bodies of the Territory;

      d. Persons employed on contract by the Government;

      e. delegates for Government-sponsored conferences or other events;

      f. Regional or International group invited by Government agencies for tourism cultural or educational purposes and;

      g. 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.

 

UK.CW - Member of the British Commonwealth
CSME - Member of CARICOM

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