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Do I need a visa to enter Jamaica?

Updated September 2014

 

Check the list below to find out the visa requirements for your country. Please contact the High Commission with specific details regarding your intended travel for further confirmation regarding visas. 

Where there are dependent territories of the countries listed, their citizens are accorded similar treatment unless otherwise stated e.g. the visa requirement for citizens of Martinique is the same as that for French nationals. 

NB: Those nationals who are permitted to enter Jamaica for varying periods (14 days, 30 days, 60 days, 90 days and 6 months) as visitors (tourist) are required to have a visa when staying beyond those periods indicated and also when visiting for other purposes eg. study, work, reside permanently. This also applies to dependents.

Visa Requirements by Country

  • Afghanistan : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Albania : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Algeria : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Andorra : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • Angola : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Antigua & Barbuda (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Argentina : No Visa required. No visa required for visits up to 30 days
  • Armenia : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • Australia (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Austria : No Visa required. No visa required for visits up to 30 days
  • Azerbaijan : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • Bahamas (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Bahrain : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Bangladesh (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Barbados (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Belarus : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes only
  • Belgium : No Visa required. No visa required for visits up to 90 days
  • Belize (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Benin : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Bermuda (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Bhutan : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Bolivia : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Botswana (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Brazil : No Visa required. 30 days as a visitor only
  • British Virgin Islands : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Brunei Darussalam (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Bulgaria : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Burkina Faso : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Burundi : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Cambodia : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Cameroon (commonwealth) : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Canada (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Cape Verde : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Cayman Islands (commonwealth) : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Central African Rep. : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Chad : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Chile : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Chile (Diplomatic & Official passport) : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • China : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica. No visa required for 30 days for visitors
  • China (Diplomatic & Official passport) : No Visa required.
  • Colombia : No Visa required. Visas are waived for periods of up to thirty days in respect of tourism, cultural exchanges and short business purposes.
  • Colombia (Diplomatic & Official passport) : No Visa required.
  • Comoros : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Costa Rica : No Visa required. 30 days as a visitor only
  • Cote D’ivoire : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Croatia : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Cuba : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Cuba (Diplomatic & Official passport) : No Visa required.
  • Cyprus (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Czech Republic : No Visa required. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for tourism, cultural exchanges and short term business purposes
  • Democratic Republic of The Congo (formerly Zaire) : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Denmark : No Visa required. 30 days as a visitor only
  • Djibouti : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Dominica (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Dominican Republic : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica. No visa required for under 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Ecuador : No Visa required. 30 days as a visitor only
  • Egypt : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • El Salvador : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • El Salvador (Diplomatic & Official passport) : No Visa required.
  • Equatorial Guinea : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Eritrea : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Estonia : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visas waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for |Tourism purposes
  • Ethiopia : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Fiji (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Finland : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • France : No Visa required. 30 days as a visitor only
  • Gabon : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Georgia : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • Germany : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Ghana (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Greece : No Visa required. 30 days as a visitor only
  • Grenada (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Guatemala : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 day for Tourism purposes
  • Guinea : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Guinea-bissau : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Guyana (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Haiti : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Haiti (Diplomatic & Official passport) : No Visa required.
  • Honduras : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Hong Kong : No Visa required. 30 days as a visitor only
  • Hungary : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • Iceland : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Independent State Of Samoa (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • India (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Indonesia : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Iraq : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Ireland : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Islamic Rep. Of Iran : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Israel : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Italy : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Japan : No Visa required. 30 days as a visitor only
  • Jordan : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Kazakhstan : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • Kenya (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Kiribati (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Korea, Dem. Peoples Rep. Of (North Korea) : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Kosovo : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • Kuwait : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Kyrgyzstan : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Latvia : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourim purposes
  • Lebanon : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Lesotho (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Liberia : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Libya : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Liechtenstein : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Lithuania : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visa waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Luxembourg : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Macedonia : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visas waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Madagascar : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Malawi (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Malaysia (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Maldives (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Mali : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Malta (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Marshall Islands : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Mauritania : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Mauritius (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Mexico : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Micronesia : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Moldova : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visas waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Monaco : No Visa required. 30 days as a visitor only
  • Mongolia : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Montenegro : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visas waived for periods not exceeding 30 days of travel for Tourism
  • Morocco : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Mozambique (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Myanmar : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Namibia (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Nauru (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Nepal : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Netherland Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Maarten : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Netherlands : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • New Zealand (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Nicaragua : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Niger : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Nigeria (commonwealth) : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Norway : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Oman : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Pakistan (commonwealth) : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Palau : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Panama : No Visa required. Visas waived for periods of up to thirty days tourism, cultural exchanges and short business purposes.
  • Papua New Guinea (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Paraguay : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica. Visas waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Peru : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica. Visas waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes only
  • Peru (Diplomatic & Official passport) : No Visa required.
  • Philippines : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Poland : No Visa required. Visa waived for tourism and cultural exchanges for periods not exceeding 30 days
  • Portugal : No Visa required. 30 days as a visitor only
  • Qatar : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Republic of Korea (South Korea) : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Romania : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • Russian Federation (Diplomatic and Official Passport) : No Visa required. No visa required
  • Russian Federation  : No Visa required. Visa waived for tourism and cultural exchanges for periods not exceeding 30 days
  • Rwanda : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • San Marino : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Sao Tome & Principe : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Saudi Arabia : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Senegal : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Serbia : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. No visa required for under 30 days for the the purpose of Tourism
  • Seychelles (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Sierra Leone (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Singapore (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Slovak Republic : No Visa required. Visa waived for 30 days for tourism and cultural exchanges
  • Slovenia : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica. Visas waived for periods not exceeding 30 days for Tourism purposes
  • Solomon Islands (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Somalia : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • South Africa (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Spain : No Visa required. 30 days as a visitor only
  • Sri Lanka (commonwealth) : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • St. Kitts And Nevis (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • St. Lucia (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • St. Vincent And The Grenadines (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Sudan : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Suriname : No Visa required.
  • Swaziland (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Sweden : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Switzerland : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Syrian Arab Republic : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Taiwan : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • Tajikistan : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • Tanzania (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Thailand : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • The Gambia (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Togo : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Tonga (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Trinidad & Tobago (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Tunisia : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Turkey : No Visa required. 90 days as a visitor only
  • Turkmenistan : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • Turks & Caicos Islands : No Visa required.
  • Tuvalu (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Uganda (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Ukraine : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • United Arab Emirates : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • United Kingdom Of Great Britain & Nothern Ireland (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • United Republic Of Tanzania (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • United States Of America : No Visa required. 6 months as a visitor only
  • Uruguay : No Visa required. 30 days as a visitor only
  • Uzbekistan : Visa may be obtained at the Port of Entry in Jamaica.
  • Vanuatu (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Venezuela : No Visa required. Visas are waived for periods of up to thirty days for tourism, cultural exchanges and short business purposes.
  • Vietnam : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Yemen : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.
  • Zambia (commonwealth) : No Visa required.
  • Zimbabwe (withdrawn From Commonwealth) : Visa must be obtained Prior to Arrival in Jamaica.

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