Jamaica Security Measures for travelers
The decision to visit Jamaica is yours and you are responsible to ensure your own safety while in Jamaica. Since we care about your safety abroad, we provide reliable and credible information in our Travel Advice that would be relevant for you in making a well-informed decision as regards traveling abroad.
Jamaica – Exercise a high degree of caution
Due to the high level of violent crime in Jamaica, you need to exercise a high degree of caution.
Travel Health Notice – Zika Virus
The Public Health Agency of Canada advises travelers against the Zika virus. It is recommended that you take appropriate health precautions when traveling to Jamaica and other affected countries.
Entry / Exit requirements
Jamaica, just like other countries of the world, has the right to decide who exits or enters its territory. The Canadian Government will not come in on your behalf if you do not meet the entry or exit requirement for Jamaica.
The information on this page was obtained from the Jamaican authorities, however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.
The entry requirement applicable for you depends on the type of passport you hold. Find out about your passport requirement from your transportation company before you travel.
- Regular Canadian Passport - You need to hold a passport valid for the length of time you expect to stay in Jamaica.
- Official Canadian Passport - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
- Other travel documents - The entry rule applicable when traveling to Jamaica may be different if you have an emergency travel document or a temporary passport. Contact the closest diplomatic mission for Jamaica before you travel to learn more about the applicable entry rule.
To learn more about Jamaica travel insurance, click here.