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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Jamaica Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Jamaica

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Jamaica. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Jamaica

There are currently 5,993 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Jamaica. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 89 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Jamaica.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Jamaica

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Jamaica.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Jamaica from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Var försiktig var du än rör dig i landet. Rån och våldsbrott vanliga i Kingston med omnejd. Orkansäsong i juni–november.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/JM

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Jamaica due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions. Exercise increased caution in Jamaica due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.     The Centers ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/jamaica-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/jamaica

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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You must get a 'Travel Authorisation' from Jamaican authorities prior to travelling there. You'll be tested on arrival for COVID-19 and will be quarantined at a location determined by health authorities. Additional measures are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 (see Travel). Follow the advice of local authorities and take care to protect ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/jamaica

Individual rating changes for Jamaica

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Jamaica. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Jamaica changed from 3.3 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Jamaica to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Jamaica changed from 3.2 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Jamaica to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Jamaica changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Jamaica to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Jamaica changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Jamaica to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Jamaica changed from 2.6 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Jamaica with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Jamaica changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Jamaica with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Jamaica with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Jamaica with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Jamaica with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Jamaica with a rating of 3.0.

About Jamaica

Jamaica with its capital Kingston is a country in North America (Caribbean), slightly smaller than Connecticut (10,991 km²). The country is located Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. The climate can be described as tropical; hot, humid; temperate interior. The landscape is mostly mountains, with narrow, discontinuous coastal plain. With a population of about 2.8 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Kingston
Population about 2.8 million
Size 10.991 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Connecticut
Common languages English
Currency Dollar (short: JMD)
Common voltage (electricity) 110V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/1900
International phone prefix +1-876
Internet Top Level Domain .jm
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 JM
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 JAM
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 388

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Jamaica is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution in Kingston from vehicle emissions
  • and oil spills
  • coastal waters polluted by industrial waste
  • damage to coral reefs
  • heavy rates of deforestation
  • sewage

Natural hazzards

  • hurricanes (especially July to November)

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Jamaica. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural-processing
  2. bauxite/alumina
  3. cement
  4. chemical products
  5. light manufactures
  6. metal
  7. paper
  8. rum
  9. telecommunications
  10. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. ackees
  2. bananas
  3. citrus
  4. coffee
  5. goats
  6. milk
  7. poultry
  8. shellfish
  9. sugarcane
  10. vegetables

Jamaican Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Jamaica.

Export products

  1. alumina
  2. apparel
  3. bauxite
  4. beverages
  5. chemicals
  6. coffee
  7. mineral fuels
  8. rum
  9. sugar
  10. yams

Import products

  1. accessories of capital goods
  2. construction materials
  3. food
  4. fuel
  5. industrial supplies
  6. machinery
  7. other consumer goods
  8. parts
  9. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Jamaica?

Jamaica is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Jamaica.

Is it safe to travel Jamaica in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Jamaica. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Jamaica?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Jamaica.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Jamaica?

There are currently 5,993 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Jamaica. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 89 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Jamaica.

What is the size of Jamaica?

Jamaica has a size of 10,991 km² or 4,244 mi² which is slightly smaller than Connecticut.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.