What Do I Need to enter Jamaica?

The requirements for entering Jamaica include a passport

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Take your passport to Jamaica
 

When you arrive in Jamaica, you'll be required to present a few a documents before you may start exploring the island, including an onward or return ticket and a valid passport.

Citizens of the United States and Canada are required to submit proof of citizenship, such as a government-issued photo ID. A passport is also now required for citizens of both countries to enter Jamaica. 

After all travelers' items are checked, officials in Jamaica will issue you a tourist card valid up to six months for $27(USD). When leaving the island, vacationers must return the tourist cards and pay a departure tax of $27(USD) in cash. Since some airlines include the departure tax in the price of the ticket, look over what your airfare includes to determine if you can spend that last $27(USD) on a souvenir or if the money will be used toward getting you home.

Visas are not required from citizens of Australian, British, Canadian, Japanese, U.S., and many European nations.  The following chart will help you to determine if you will be required to obtain a visa to enter Jamaica.  In some cases, visitors will be able to obtain their visa at the port of entry.

Countries Requiring a Visa to Enter Jamaica
CountryCost (USD)Notes
Andorra $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Afghanistan $30 Referral required.
Albania $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Algeria $10  
Angola $30  
Argentina $30 Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Armenia $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Austria $38 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Azerbaijan $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Bahrain $20  
Belarus $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Belgium $38 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Benin $20  
Bhutan $20  
Bolivia $50  
Bosnia/Herzegovina $20 Visa obtainable at port of entry.
Brazil $60 Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Bulgaria $20 Visa obtainable at port of entry.
Burkina Faso $20  
Burundi $15  
Cambodia $35  
Cameroon $20  
Cape Verde $13  
Cayman $102.40  
Central African Republic $60  
Chad $6  
Chile Free Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
China $25  
Columbia Free Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Congo $70  
Costa Rica $20 Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Croatia $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Cuba $35  
Czech Republic $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Denmark $38 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Djibouti $30  
Dominican Republic $10  
Ecuador $50 Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Egypt $25  
El Salvador $20  
Equatorial Guinea $50  
Eritrea $25  
Estonia $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry
Ethiopia $70  
Fiji Free Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Finland $38 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
France $38 Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Gabon $50  
Georgia $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Germany $38 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Greece $38 Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Guinea $25  
Guinea-Bissau $45  
Guatemala $10  
Haiti $18  
Hong Kong $25  
Honduras $20  
Hungary $20 Visa is obtainable at Port of Entry.
Iceland $38 Visa is required for stays longer than 90 days.
Indonesia $25  
Iran $3.50  
Iraq $3.50  
Israel $13 Visa is required for stays longer than 90 days.
Italy $38 Visa is required for stays longer than 90 days.
Ivory Coast $25  
Japan $38 Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Jordan $28  
Kazakhstan $20 Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Korea (North) $30  
Korea (Republic of) $30 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Kosovo $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Kuwait $20  
Kyrgystan $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Laos $35  
Latvia $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Lebanon $20  
Liberia $40  
Libya $7  
Liechtenstien $38 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Lithuania $25 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Luxembourg $38 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Macedonia $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Madagascar $74.50  
Mali $20  
Marshall Islands $50  
Mauritania $10  
Mexico $71 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Micronesia $10  
Moldova $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Monaco Free Visa required for stays longer than $30 days.
Mongolia $45  
Morocco $15  
Myanmar $30  
Nepal $15  
Netherlands $38 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Nicaragua $25  
Niger $35  
Nigeria $20 Referral necessary.
Norway $38 Via required for stays longer than 90 days.
Oman $9  
Pakistan Free Referral necessary.
Palau $50  
Palestine $20  
Panama $32  
Paraguay $8  
Peru $27  
Phillipines $25  
Poland $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Portugal $38 Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Qatar $33  
Reunion $20  
Romania $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Russian Federation $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Rwanda $30  
Samoa $47  
Samoa (Western) $20  
San Marino $20 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Sao Tome & Principe $20  
Saudi Arabia $54  
Senegal $27  
Serbia & Montenegro $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Slovak Republic $20  
Slovenia $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Somalia $30  
Sudan $49  
Spain $38 Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Sri Lanka Free Referral required.
Suriname $30  
Sweden $38 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Switzerland $38 Visa required for stays longer than 90 days.
Syria $16.50  
Taiwan $40 Affidavit of Identity required.
Tajikstan $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Thailand $20  
Togo $10  
Tokelau $50  
Tonga $40  
Tunisia $15  
Turkey $38 Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Turkmenistan $20 Visa obtainable at Port of Entry.
Ukraine $20 Visa obtainable to Port of Entry.
United Arab Emirate $10  
Uraguay $6.50 Visa required for stays longer than 30 days.
Usa $140 Visas are required for students and workers.
Uzbekistan $20  
Venezuala $25 Visa required for stays longer than 15 days.
Viet Nam $40  
Yemen $50  
Zaire $20  
Zimbabwe $100  

If you will be traveling to Jamaica on business, the application requires the following materials: one passport-sized photo and valid passport, and proof of return or onward ticket.  Business travelers may only stay for 30 straight days, and a total of 180 days per year. 

Consult the your nation's embassy or the Jamaican embassy for further information on passport and visa requirements and stipulations.

 

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