Current travel advisories for Jamaica

Hinweis: der Gesamtscore für dieses Land gibt aktuell einen falschen Wert aus. Bitte prüft die Quellen.
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Last Update: Tuesday, 18. June 2024 at 08:18

Please reconsider your need to travel to Jamaica.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.8 / 5

Jamaica is a country in North America (Caribbean) with around 3 million citizens and a land mass of 10,991 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 0 / 5

This country does not share any land based borders with another country.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/jamaica

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Jamaica due to violent crime (level 2 of 4).

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/jamaica

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/JM

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Var försiktig var du än rör dig i landet. Rån och våldsbrott vanliga i Kingston med omnejd. Orkansäsong i juni–november.

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/jamaica-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to crime and health information Reconsider travel to Jamaica due to crime and medical services. U.S. government personnel under Chief of Mission (COM) security responsibility are prohibited from traveling to many areas due to increased risk. Please read the entire Travel Advisory.  Country Summary: Violent crimes, such as home invasions, armed robberies, sexual assaults, and homicides, are common. Sexual assaults occur frequently, including at all-inclusive resorts. Local police often do not respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. When arrests are made, cases are infrequently prosecuted to a conclusive sentence. Families of U.S. citizens killed in accidents or homicides frequently wait a year or more for final death certificates to be issued by Jamaican authorities. The homicide rate reported by the Government of Jamaica has for several years been among the highest in the Western Hemisphere. U.S. government personnel under COM security responsibility are prohibited from traveling to the areas listed below, from using public buses, and from driving outside of prescribed areas of Kingston at night. Emergency services and hospital care vary throughout the island, and response times and quality of care may vary from U.S. standards. Public hospitals are under-resourced and cannot always provide high level or specialized care. Private hospitals require payment up front before admitting patients and may not have the ability to provide specialized care. Ambulance services are not always readily available, especially in rural areas, and are not always staffed by trained personnel. We strongly encourage you to obtain traveler’s insurance, including medical evacuation insurance, before traveling to Jamaica. The Department of State does not pay medical bills. Be aware that U.S. Medicare/Medicaid does not apply overseas. Most hospitals and doctors overseas do not accept U.S. health insurance. U.S. citizens with medical emergencies can face bills in the tens of thousands of dollars, with air ambulance service to the United States in the range of $30,000-50,000.  Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Jamaica.

Danger level: 4

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If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 3 million
Covering landmass
10,991 km²
Electricity
110V - 50Hz
Currency
Dollar (JMD)
ISO 2-Letter Code
JM
Phone prefix
+1-876
Top Level Domain
.jm
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800/1900

Airports in Jamaica (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Jamaica.

Is Jamaica safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Jamaica. With a risk index of 3.8 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Jamaica?

We currently know of 5 countries having issued advisories for Jamaica.

What countries does Jamaica share land borders with?

This country does not share any land based borders with another country.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!