Tips and recommendations for healthy travel to top destinations
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Jamaica is a popular travel destination due to its lush mountains, rainforests, and sandy beaches. The Caribbean island has dozens of tourist spots and luxury resorts. It is the perfect spot for young-adults and families alike.
Jamaica also has a rich history of British colonization and in music- it is the birthplace of reggae. The Bob Marley Museum is located in their capital of Kingston.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Jamaica. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Jamaica: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue and Zika are two common mosquito-borne diseases found in Jamaica. Make sure you bring mosquito repellents or netting and avoid being outside at dawn or dusk. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should avoid travel to the region as Zika can cause birth defects.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A passport is required for entry to Jamaica. A visa is only needed for stays over 90 days.
Passports must be valid at the time of entry and you must have at least one blank page for entry and exit stamps. Some countries are very strict about passport condition. If your passport has been damaged in any way, consider receiving a new one.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Jamaica has a tropical climate which varies in temperature from warm too hot. Central areas with a higher elevation tend to have cooler temperatures. In winter, travelers can expect cooler temperatures in the morning and evening. But, it is still hot.
May through November are wetter months where short showers occur often. June through September is the hurricane. While hurricanes rarely make landfall in Jamaica, it is best to be prepared.
December through April is the best times to visit due to the lack of extreme weather conditions.
Areas such as Kingston and Montego Bay tend to experience high crime rates. Avoid traveling outside of resorts unless it is an official outing or excursion. Exercise caution at all times.
Be careful when traveling at night. Never travel alone and be sure to travel in groups, even during the day.
Before booking, make sure your resort has met the Jamaica Tourist Board’s safety standards.
Petty theft and scams are common, especially in tourist areas. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Rose Hall is a beautiful colonial estate. It was restored in the 1960’s and has since been a popular destination for interested tourists.
Take a tour of the estate and its gardens to learn about its rich European history and the legend of the White Witch, Annee Palmer.
Tours usually last around 90 minutes and include a sampling of the houses “Witches Brew.”
Jamaica is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But, it’s important to make sure you pack some of these items to make sure your trip is a success:
All Americans visiting Jamaica should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Jamaica, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Kingston
142 Old Hope Road
Jamaica, West Indies
Telephone: +(876) 702-6000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(876) 702-6000
Fax: +(876) 702-6018
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