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Jamaica entry stamp
Jamaica entry stamp

Visitors to Jamaica must obtain a visa from one of the Jamaican diplomatic missions, or in certain cases from one of the United Kingdom diplomatic missions, unless they come from one of the 116 countries designated as visa-exempt countries or countries whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival. Most Commonwealth Citizens can visit Jamaica for up to 180 days visa-free.

Visa policy map

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Visa policy of Jamaica
  Jamaica
  Visa-free - 180 days
  Visa-free - 90 days
  Visa-free - 30 days
  Visa on arrival
  Visa required in advance

Visa exemption

Visa free

Citizens of the following 106 countries and territories can visit Jamaica without a visa for tourism or business purposes (unless otherwise noted):[1][2]

6 months (54)

90 days (22)

30 days (30)

T - Visa free for tourism only.
1 - For holders of vaccination certificate for Measles, Polio and Rubella only.

Holders of diplomatic or official/service/special passports issued to nationals of Cuba do not require a visa for Jamaica.

Visa on arrival

Citizens of the following 25 countries and territories can visit Jamaica by obtaining a visa on arrival for US$100:[2]

In addition, visitors from  Taiwan with an "Affadivit of Identity" can obtain a visa on arrival.[10][11]

A visa waiver agreement was signed with the  United Arab Emirates on 23 September 2019 and is yet to be ratified. It envisages a visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and official passports and a visa on arrival for ordinary passport holders.[12]

Unconditional Landing Stamp

Visa is not required for holders of passports or other travel documents of any country endorsed with an "Unconditional Landing" stamp issued by Jamaican authorities.[2]

Visa waiver

Under certain conditions some visa requiring nationals are exempt for tourist visits up to 30 days unless otherwise stated.[13][2]

Nationals of any country with a residence permit issued by Canada or a U.S. Green Card are exempt for visits up to 6 months.

Nationals of  Dominican Republic that are holders of a valid visa issued by Canada, United States, United Kingdom or Schengen member states.

Nationals of  Belarus,  Kazakhstan and  Moldova, that are holders of a valid visa issued by Canada, United States, United Kingdom or Schengen member states and who hold a proof that they are immunized against measles, rubella and polio.

Nationals of  Albania,  Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Montenegro,  North Macedonia and  Serbia that are holders of a valid visa issued by Canada, United States or United Kingdom and who hold a proof that they are immunized against measles, rubella and polio.

Nationals of  Honduras that are holders of a valid visa issued by Canada or the United States.

Nationals of  Bulgaria,  Estonia,  Latvia,  Lithuania and  Romania that are holders of a valid visa issued by Canada or United States and who hold a proof that they are immunized against measles, rubella and polio.

Nationals of  Croatia and  Slovenia that are holders of a valid visa issued by the United States and who hold a proof that they are immunized against measles, rubella and polio.

Future changes

Visitor statistics

Most visitors arriving to Jamaica were from the following countries of nationality:[16]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Visa Requirements for Visiting Jamaica". Government of Jamaica. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Gulf Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1968/03/monstate.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1968/04/monstate.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1968/09/monstate.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  6. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1968/12/monstate.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ a b c d https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1970/12/monstate.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1973/09/monstate.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  9. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1994/02/monstate.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  10. ^ https://www.timaticweb.com/cgi-bin/tim_website_client.cgi?SpecData=1&VISA=&page=visa&NA=TW&AR=00&PASSTYPES=PASS&DE=JM&user=KLMB2C&subuser=KLMB2C[dead link]
  11. ^ Commonwealth Citizens
  12. ^ Jamaica, United Arab Emirates sign visa waiver agreement
  13. ^ No visa needed!
  14. ^ "UAE Cabinet approves economic activities eligible for up to 100% foreign ownership". 7 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Jamaica has signed a Visa Waiver Agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)". 23 September 2019.
  16. ^ http://www.jtbonline.org/report-and-statistics/monthly-statistics/