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sangsters_international_airport_in_montego_bay_jamaicaTravel To Montego Bay Jamaica | Sangster International Airport

by Sheree-Anita Shearer | Associate Writer

When you travel to Montego Bay Jamaica by air, it will be to Sangster’s International Airport. Arriving in Jamaica can be a breeze if you know what to expect when you arrive.

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What documents do I need to travel to Montego Bay, Jamaica?

The required documents vary from country to country. The general documents are a valid passport and a visa if necessary. But for a full breakdown of all the documents and vaccination needed when travelling to Jamaica, click here.

How To Navigate the Sangster’s International Airport?

1. Deal with Immigration Smoothly at Montego Bay Airport

Ensure you have filled out your Immigration and Customs forms accurately before you land. This will make the process much faster when it is your turn. Also, ensure to have your passport ready as well.

In addition to immigration and customs, you will have to visit the Ministry of Health desk as well if you are arriving from a country that is experiencing a cholera or yellow fever outbreak.

2. Recognize your Luggage Easily in the Baggage Area

The simplest way to find your bags in an airport is by having vivid colours, patterns, or distinct labels. Apple AirTags are quite common in this case.

You should first check for your bag on the labelled conveyor belt according to the flight you were on. You can also utilise the complimentary carts to take your bags through customs if you have many bags. If you want to have a better idea of how to navigate the airport you can visit the site map right here.

Transfers from the Airport

It is much less stressful if you have pre-planned transportation to your next destination in Jamaica. While airport taxis are available, it might but a bit of a hassle to find one and then agree on a rate to take you to your next destination, especially if you are travelling with a large group.

Some accommodations will have courtesy airport transfers for their guests or will arrange a ride to and from the airport for you at an additional cost.

For larger accommodations like all-inclusive resorts, they will have various types of travel options ranging from shared to private or luxury, pick the one that works best for you and your group should you be given these options.

Where can I get flights from Montego Bay?

Montego Bay has a pretty extensive list of countries that you can fly to or from. This includes some parts of the Caribbean, the USA, Canada and Europe. You might have a chance in Kingston for countries that do not have direct flights from Montego Bay. If not, you will have to seek alternative routes via connecting flights.

In and around Jamaica, flights are available from Kingston to Montego Bay and from Montego Bay to Negril. Montego Bay has the only airport that allows flights from the aerodrome in Negril.

Club Montego Bay

For a faster, hassle-free and a luxurious experience at the airport, you can use Club Montego Bay. They have many amenities to suit the business traveller or the regular vacationer who just isn’t ready for their vacation to end.

This Club Montego Bay, has complimentary snacks and drinks, secretarial equipment (printing and faxing), free unlimited Wi-Fi, changing facilities, a noise-proof children’s area, a personal escort to the departure gate and even a small spa. You will have the most relaxing wait whether you are arriving or departing.

For infants under 2 years, there is no charge. Other than that, here are the prices for Club Montego Bay:

  • Arrival: Adult - $50 | Child (2-12) - $25
  • Departure: Adult - $30 | Child - $20
  • Bundle Services: Adult - $80 | Child - $40

Do I Need Travel Insurance If Travelling To Jamaica?

It is highly advisable that you have travel insurance just in case you need access to healthcare or if you lose valuables.

What is the time zone in Jamaica?

The time zone in Jamaica is UTC-5, meaning it is five hours behind the Universal Coordinated Time.

What To Put In My Luggage When Traveling To Jamaica?

Mosquitoes are quite common in Jamaica, which means insect repellant is a must. If you are on medication then you should remember it as well. Click here for more tips on what to pack for your upcoming trip.

I hope these tips helped you to feel more confident about your upcoming trip. You will be out of the airport and on the beach in no time.

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