Visa policy of Jamaica

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Visitors to Jamaica must obtain a visa from one of the Jamaican diplomatic missions, or in certain cases from one of the United Kingdom diplomatic missions, unless they come from one of the 116 countries designated as visa-exempt countries or countries whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival. Most Commonwealth Citizens can visit Jamaica for up to 180 days visa-free.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Jamaica

Visa exemption[edit]

Visa free[edit]

Citizens of the following countries and territories can visit Jamaica without a visa for tourism or business purposes (unless otherwise noted):[1][2]

6 months

90 days

30 days

T - Visa free for tourism only.
1 - For holders of vaccination certificate for Measles, Polio and Rubella only.

Holders of diplomatic or official/service/special passports issued to nationals of Cuba do not require a visa for Jamaica.

Visa on arrival[edit]

Citizens of the following countries and territories can visit Jamaica by obtaining a visa on arrival for US$100:[2]

In addition, visitors from  Taiwan with an "Affadivit of Identity" can obtain a visa on arrival. Jamaica does not recognize Taiwan passports.[13][14]

Unconditional Landing Stamp[edit]

Visa is not required for holders of passports or other travel documents of any country endorsed with an "Unconditional Landing" stamp issued by Jamaican authorities.[2]

Visa waiver[edit]

Under certain conditions some visa requiring nationals are exempt for tourist visits up to 30 days unless otherwise stated.[15][2]

Nationals of any country with a residence permit issued by Canada or a U.S. Green Card are exempt for visits up to 6 months.

Nationals of  Dominican Republic that are holders of a valid visa issued by Canada, United States, United Kingdom or Schengen member states.

Nationals of  Belarus,  Kazakhstan and  Moldova, that are holders of a valid visa issued by Canada, United States, United Kingdom or Schengen member states and who hold a proof that they are immunized against measles, rubella and polio.

Nationals of  Albania,  Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Montenegro,  North Macedonia and  Serbia that are holders of a valid visa issued by Canada, United States or United Kingdom and who hold a proof that they are immunized against measles, rubella and polio.

Nationals of  Honduras that are holders of a valid visa issued by Canada or the United States.

Nationals of  Bulgaria,  Estonia,  Latvia,  Lithuania and  Romania that are holders of a valid visa issued by Canada or United States and who hold a proof that they are immunized against measles, rubella and polio.

Nationals of  Croatia and  Slovenia that are holders of a valid visa issued by the United States and who hold a proof that they are immunized against measles, rubella and polio.

Future Changes[edit]

Effective July 1,  Ghana and  Jamaica can travel to and from each other's country without a visa[16]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Jamaica were from the following countries of nationality:[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visa Requirements for Visiting Jamaica". Government of Jamaica. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1968/03/monstate.pdf
  4. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1968/04/monstate.pdf
  5. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1968/09/monstate.pdf
  6. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1968/12/monstate.pdf
  7. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1970/12/monstate.pdf
  8. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1970/12/monstate.pdf
  9. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1970/12/monstate.pdf
  10. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1970/12/monstate.pdf
  11. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1973/09/monstate.pdf
  12. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1994/02/monstate.pdf
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ Commonwealth Citizens
  15. ^ No visa needed!
  16. ^ https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Ghana-Jamaica-waive-visa-requirement-for-citizens-755476
  17. ^ [2]