Current travel advisories for Jamaica

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Jamaica.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4 / 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 80,406 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 1,794 reported deaths associated with the disease in Jamaica.

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:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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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:
Reconsider travel to Jamaica due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Jamaica due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Jamaica due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country.  Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Jamaica. Do not travel to: The below-listed areas of Kingston due to crime. The below-listed areas of Montego Bay due to crime. Spanish Town due to crime.  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 lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. Emergency services vary throughout the island, and response times may vary from U.S. standards. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to areas listed below, from using public buses, and from driving outside of prescribed areas of Kingston at night.  Read the country information page. 

Danger level: 4

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Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/jamaica

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Jamaica requires travellers aged 12 years or more to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to the travel date (see Travel). We continue to advise: Do not travel to Jamaica due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

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 4 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!