Current travel advisories for Jamaica

Last Update: Thursday, 21. February 2019 at 07:25

We advice caution when travelling to Jamaica.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.4 / 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.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Jamaica due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Do not travel to: Some areas of Kingston due to crime. Some areas of Montego Bay due to crime. Spanish Town due to crime.  Violent crime, such as home invasions, armed robberies, and homicide, is common. Sexual assaults occur frequently, even at all-inclusive resorts. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from driving outside of Kingston at night.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

Danger level: 2

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New Zealand government

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.

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese nationals travelling in Jamaica to exercise caution due to the high level of violent crime.

Danger level: 2

Exercise vigilance.

Canadian government

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.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/jamaica/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

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.


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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

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.