Jamaica is on the same time schedule as the East Coast of the United States, Eastern Standard Time, except during the period of daylight-saving time.
During these months, Jamaica is one hour behind the eastern United States. However, for most North American travelers, the time difference is not a major change.
The following major cities correspond to Eastern Standard Time during daylight-saving time as follows:
|Honolulu||11:00 a.m.||Jamaica time - four hours|
|London||9:00 p.m.||Jamaica time + six hours|
|Los Angeles||1:00 p.m.||Jamaica time - two hours|
|New York||4:00 p.m.||Jamaica time + one hour|
|Paris||10:00 p.m.||Jamaica time + seven hours|
|Tokyo||6:00 p.m. the next day||Jamaica time + 15 hours|
The following major cities correspond to Eastern Standard Time during non-daylight savings time as follows:
|Honolulu||10:00 a.m.||Jamaica time - five hours|
|London||8:00 p.m.||Jamaica time + five hours|
|Los Angeles||12:00 p.m.||Jamaica time - three hours|
|New York||3:00 p.m.||Jamaica time|
|Paris||9:00 p.m.||Jamaica time + six hours|
|Tokyo||5:00 p.m. the next day||Jamaica time + 14 hours|
Knowing what to expect with regard to the time difference before you arrive in Jamaica will help you to adjust faster, and make the most of your time on the island.
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