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General Information

The national language of Jamaica is Jamaican Patois (de facto).

The official language of Jamaica is English.

The national currency of Jamaica is Jamaican dollar (JMD).

1 JMD equals  .
equals  JMD.

Location

Jamaica

The distance from to Jamaica is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Jamaica. Exercise increased caution in Jamaica due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Your travel destination belongs to the 20 countries with the highest criminality. Always remember to be careful.

The criminality index of Jamaica is 65. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 119 to call the police in Jamaica.

LGBT

Jamaica has a score of -8 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Jamaica ranks #159 worldwide.

Jamaican law contains specific prohibitions on "acts of gross indecency" – generally interpreted as any kind of physical intimacy – between persons of the same sex, in public or in private, and provides punishment of up to 10 years in prison. There is also a law that specifically prohibits even consensual same-sex sexual conduct between men.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Jamaica should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Jamaica:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Jamaica to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Jamaica differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Jamaica, the standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
Weather

The temperature difference between Jamaica and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Jamaica. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 68–84°F  /  20–29°C 94% 46%
Sat November 09 69–85°F  /  20–29°C 94% 70%
Sun November 10 69–84°F  /  21–29°C 94% 76%
Mon November 11 69–83°F  /  21–28°C 96% 61%
Tue November 12 68–83°F  /  20–28°C 95% 56%
Wed November 13 69–83°F  /  21–28°C 95% 44%
Thu November 14 70–84°F  /  21–29°C 95% 53%
Fri November 15 70–83°F  /  21–28°C 95% 49%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:13 am and sets at 05:36 pm. This equates to 11.4 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Jamaica, it is in . When the sun sets in Jamaica, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Jamaica is 375.00 JMD. Every kilometer costs an additional 425.00 JMD. Every hour of waiting time costs 1.00 JMD.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Jamaica.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 153.00 JMD in Jamaica.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 1.00 JMD.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Jamaica is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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