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

COUNTRY

ENTRY VISA REQUIREMENTS (Foreigners arriving in Jamaica)

AFGHANISTAN Visa required
ALBANIA NO Visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective September 22, 2014) providing travellers have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio)

ALGERIA Visa required
ANDORRA Visa required
visa may be obtained at the port of entry
ANGOLA Visa required
ANGUILLA (commonwealth) NO Visa required
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (commonwealth) NO Visa required
ARGENTINA NO Visa required for 30 days

NO visa required for DIP & official PP HOLDERS

ARMENIA Visa required
visa may be obtained at the port of entry
AUSTRALIA (commonwealth) NO Visa required
AUSTRIA NO visa required for 90 days    
AZERBAIJAN Visa required
visa may be obtained at the port of entry
BAHAMAS (commonwealth) NO Visa required
BAHRAIN Visa required
BANGLADESH (commonwealth) NO visa required
BARBADOS (commonwealth) NO visa required
BELARUS NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio)

BELGIUM NO visa required for 90 days   
BELIZE (commonwealth) NO visa required
BENIN Visa required
BERMUDA (commonwealth) NO visa required
BHUTAN Visa required
BOLIVIA NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

Proof of Vaccination against Yellow Fever.

(Effective May 17, 2016)

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

BOTSWANA (commonwealth) NO visa required
BRAZIL NO visa required for 90 days   
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Visa required
visa may be obtained at the port of entry
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (commonwealth) NO visa required
BULGARIA NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

BURKINA FASO Visa required
BURUNDI Visa required
CAMEROON(commonwealth) Visa required
CAMBODIA Visa required
CANADA (commonwealth) NO visa required
CAPE VERDE Visa required
CAYMAN ISLANDS (Brit)

(Commonwealth)

Visa required
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. Visa required
CHAD Visa required
CHILE NO visa required for 90 days 

NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official passports

CHINA NO visa required for 30 days (effective Feb 21, 2014 for Tourism ONLY)
NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official passports
COLOMBIA NO visa required for 30 days (Effective March 16, 2012 for business/tourism/cultural exchanges)

NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official passports

COMOROS Visa required
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (formerly ZAIRE) Visa required
COSTA RICA NO visa required for 30 days
COTED’IVORIE Visa required
CROATIA NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists (Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio
CUBA Visa required

NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official passports

CYPRUS (commonwealth) NO visa required
CZECH REPUBLIC NO visa required for 30 days

effective March 07, 2013 for /tourism/cultural exchanges

DENMARK NO visa required for 90 days
DJIBOUTI Visa required
DOMINICA (commonwealth) NO visa required
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC No visa required for holders of Ordinary Passports for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism
No visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official Passports for periods not exceeding 90 days
ECUADOR NO visa required for 30 days
EGYPT Visa required
EL SALVADOR NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists (Effective April 11, 2016)

NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official Passports

EQUATORIAL GUINEA Visa required
ERITREA Visa required
ESTONIA NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective May 10, 2016) providing they possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

ETHIOPIA Visa required
FIJI (commonwealth) NO visa required
FINLAND NO visa required for 90 days
FRANCE NO visa required for 30 days
GABON Visa required
GAMBIA(commonwealth) NO visa required
GEORGIA Visa required
visa may be obtained at the port of entry
GERMANY NO visa required for 90 days
GHANA (commonwealth) NO visa required
GREECE NO visa required for 30 days
GRENADA(commonwealth) NO visa required
GUADELOUPE NO visa required for 30 days
GUATEMALA NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective April 11, 2016)

GUINEA Visa required
GUINEA-BISSAU Visa required
GUINEA-CONAKRAY Visa required
GUYANA (commonwealth) NO visa required
HAITI Visa required for holders of Ordinary passports

NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official Passports

HONDURAS NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa

HONG KONG NO visa required for 30 days
HUNGARY NO visa required for 30 days

Effective March 07, 2013 for tourism/cultural exchanges

ICELAND NO visa required for 90 days
INDIA (commonwealth) NO visa required
INDONESIA Visa required
ISLAMIC REP. OF IRAN Visa required
IRAQ Visa required
IRELAND NO visa required
ISRAEL NO visa required for 90 days
ITALY NO visa required 90 days
JAPAN NO visa required for 30 days
JORDAN Visa required
KAZAKHSTAN NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

KENYA (commonwealth) NO visa required
KIRIBATI (commonwealth) NO visa required
KOSOVO Visa required as well as an Affidavit of Identity
NORTH KOREA(DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC of KOREA) Visa required
SOUTH KOREA (REPUBLIC OF) NO visa required for 90 days
KUWAIT Visa required
KYRGYZSTAN Visa required
visa may be obtained at the port of entry
LAO PEOPLE’S DEM.REP Visa required
LATVIA NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective May 10, 2016) providing they possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

LEBANON Visa required
LESOTHO (commonwealth) NO visa required
LIBERIA Visa required
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAIHRIYA Visa required
LIECHTENSTEIN NO visa required for 90 days
LITHUANIA NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective May 10, 2016) providing they possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

LUXEMBOURG NO visa required for 90 days
MACEDONIA NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

MACAU Visa required
MADAGASCAR Visa required
MALAWI  (commonwealth) NO visa required
MALAYSIA (commonwealth) NO visa required
MALDIVES (commonwealth) NO visa required
MALI Visa required
MALTA (commonwealth) NO visa required
MICRONESIA Visa required
MARSHALL ISLANDS Visa required
MARTINIQUE NO visa required for 30 DAYS
MAURITANIA Visa required
MAURITIUS(commonwealth) NO visa required
MEXICO NO visa required for 90 days
MOLDOVA NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

MONACO NO visa required for 30 days
MONGOLIA Visa required
MONTSERRAT (commonwealth) NO visa required
MONTENEGRO NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

MOROCCO Visa required
MOZAMBIQUE (commonwealth) NO visa required
MYANMAR, UNION OF (formerly Burma) Visa required
NAMIBIA(commonwealth) NO visa required
NAURU (commonwealth) NO visa required
NEPAL Visa required
KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS NO visa required for 90 days
Netherlands Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao,  Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius, Saba, NO visa required for 90 days
NEW ZEALAND (commonwealth) NO visa required
NICARAGUA Visa required for holders of Ordinary Passports
No visa required for holders of Diplomatic, Official & Service Passports for periods not exceeding 90 days
NIGER Visa required
NIGERIA (commonwealth) Visa required
NORWAY NO visa required for 90 days
OMAN Visa required
PAKISTAN  (commonwealth) Visa required
PALAU Visa required
PANAMA NO visa required for 30 days

(Effective March 16, 2012 for tourism/cultural exchanges/short business)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (commonwealth) NO visa required
PARAGUAY NO visa required 30 days or less as a tourists

Proof of Vaccination against Yellow Fever.

(Effective May 17, 2016)

PERU NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

Proof of Vaccination against Yellow Fever.

(Effective May 17, 2016)

NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic & Official passports

PHILIPPINES Visa required
POLAND NO visa required for 30 days

Effective March 07, 2013 for tourism/cultural exchanges/short business

PORTUGAL NO visa required for 30 days
QATAR Visa required
ROMANIA NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

RUSSIAN FEDERATION NO visa required for 90 days

Effective October 28, 2014 for tourism/business & cultural exchanges

NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic &

Official passports

RWANDA Visa required
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS (commonwealth) NO visa required
ST. LUCIA (commonwealth) NO visa required
ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES (commonwealth) NO visa required
SAMOA (American) Visa required
INDEPENDENT STATES OF SAMOA(commonwealth) NO visa required
SAN MARINO NO visa required for 90 days
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE Visa required
SAUDI ARABIA Visa required
SENEGAL Visa required
SERBIA, REPUBLIC OF NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective September 22, 2014) providing they have a USA, Canada, UK or Schengen Visa & possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

SEYCHELLES (commonwealth) NO visa required
SIERRA LEONE (commonwealth) NO visa required
SINGAPORE (commonwealth) NO visa required
SLOVAK REPUBLIC NO visa required for 30 days

Effective March 07, 2013 for tourism/cultural exchanges

SLOVENIA NO visa required for 30 days or less as tourists

(Effective May 10, 2016) providing they possess proof of vaccination against Measles, Rubella & Polio

NO visa required for holders of Diplomatic passports

SOLOMON ISLANDS (commonwealth) NO visa required
SOMALIA Visa required
SOUTH AFRICA (commonwealth) NO visa required
SPAIN NO visa required for 30 days
ST. MARTIN NO visa required for 30 days
SRI LANKA(commonwealth) Visa required

 

NORTH SUDAN (REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN) Visa required
SOUTH SUDAN (REPUBLIC OF) Visa required
SURINAME NO visa required for 90 days
SWAZILAND (commonwealth) NO visa required
SWEDEN NO visa required for 90 days
SWITZERLAND NO visa required for 90 days
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC Visa required
TAIWAN Visa required as well an Affidavit of Identity
visa may be obtained at the port of entry
TAJIKISTAN Visa required
may be obtained at the port of entry
TANZANIA(commonwealth) NO visa required
THAILAND Visa required
TOGO Visa required
TONGA (commonwealth) NO visa required
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (commonwealth) NO visa required
TUNISIA Visa required
TURKEY NO visa required for 90 days
TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS (commonwealth) NO visa required
TURKMENISTAN Visa required
may be obtained at the port of entry
TUVALU (commonwealth) NO visa required
UGANDA (commonwealth) NO visa required
UKRAINE NO visa required for 30 days

Effective March 07, 2013 for tourism/cultural exchanges

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Visa required
UK OF GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND (commonwealth) NO visa required
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NO visa required for 6 months
URUGUAY NO visa required for 30 days
UZBEKISTAN Visa required
may be obtained at the port of entry
VANUATU (commonwealth) NO visa required
VENEZUELA NO visa required for 30 days

(Effective March 16, 2012 for tourism/cultural exchanges/short business

VIETNAM Visa required
YEMEN Visa required
YUGOSLAVIA Visa required
visa may be obtained at the port of entry
ZAMBIA (commonwealth) NO visa required
ZIMBABWE (withdrawn from commonwealth) Visa required

PASSPORT, IMMIGRATION & CITIZENSHIP AGENCY – VISA UNIT
Last updated September 26, 2016


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