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Travelling On A Jamaican Passport

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by Sheree-Anita Shearer | Associate Writer

Jamaica hosts millions of visitors yearly, but what if you would love to travel the world with your Jamaican passport? How possible would it be? Are there visa free countries for Jamaicans to travel to?


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It is no secret that most Jamaicans try their hardest to get a passport from another country, as it’s seen as better than the Jamaican passport. This is mostly due to the number of countries where certain passports give you VISA-free access.

But, the big three are usually Canada, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. And while these countries' passports rank higher than Jamaica, by Henley and Partner’s standards, the Jamaican passport still comes with its benefits.

Ranking at 62 on the official passport ranking index, a Jamaican passport grants access to 86 countries without the need for a VISA.

Where can you go with a Jamaican passport?

Visa Free Countries For Jamaicans

OCEANIA

  • Cook Islands
  • Kiribati
  • Niue
  • Samoa (Visa on Arrival)
  • Vanuatu
  • Fiji
  • Micronesia
  • Palau Islands (Visa on Arrival)
  • Tuvalu (Visa on Arrival)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Armenia (Visa on Arrival)
  • Iran (Visa on Arrival)
  • Israel
  • Jordan (Visa on Arrival)
  • Palestinian Territory

CARIBBEAN

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Curacao
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago

ASIA

  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia (Visa on Arrival)
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Laos (Visa on Arrival)
  • Macao (Visa on Arrival)
  • Malaysia Maldives (Visa on Arrival)
  • Nepal (Visa on Arrival)
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea 
  • Sri Lanka (eTA)
  • Timor Leste (Visa on Arrival)
  • Uzbekistan

AMERICAS

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia (Visa on Arrival)
  • Chile
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua (Visa on Arrival)
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

AFRICA

  • Botswana
  • Comoro Islands (Visa on Arrival)
  • Cape Verde Islands (Visa on Arrival)
  • Egypt (Visa on Arrival)
  • eSwatini
  • Ghana
  • Guinea Bissau (Visa on Arrival)
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar (Visa on Arrival)
  • Malawi Mauritania (Visa on Arrival)
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique (Visa on Arrival)
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda (Visa on Arrival)
  • Senegal Seychelles (Visa on Arrival)
  • Sierra Leone (Visa on Arrival)
  • Somalia (Visa on Arrival)
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • The Gambia
  • Togo (Visa on Arrival)
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Can Jamaicans travel to Europe without a Visa?

The only two European countries granting visa-free access to Jamaican nationals are Russian Federation and Serbia.

What is a Visa on Arrival?

Some countries don’t require selected countries to acquire their visa prior to arrival in the country. Instead, you are allowed to travel to the destination and then apply for your visa there. Some countries allow foreigners to be in the country for a period (up to 30 days) before a visa is required.

What is the difference between an eTA and an eVisa?

You might have seen these words before, but exactly is the difference between them both?

An eTA or Electronic Travel Authorization allows the bearer access to the issuing country, without the need for a visa. Citizens of a visa-exempted country can travel using this where it is required.

An eVisa is just an electronic visa. Usually, the destination country has an app or website where you can apply for certain visas (usually transit or travel) in a shorter time frame than an actual visa would.

The difference between both is that the eTA allows for multiple entries into the destination country for a longer period than an eVisa allows. eVisas usually only grant one entry and can have as little as 2 days (for some transit visas) or up to 90 days.

VISA Required Countries for Jamaicans

OCEANIA

  • American Samoa
  • Australia (eVisa)
  • French Polynesia
  • Guam
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga

MIDDLE EAST

  • Bahrain (eVisa)
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman (eVisa)
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

EUROPE

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia (eVisa)
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Moldova (eVisa)
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Türkiye
  • Ukraine (eVisa)
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

CARIBBEAN

  • Anguilla
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
  • The British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • French West Indies
  • Puerto Rico
  • St. Maarten
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • US Virgin Islands

ASIA

  • Afghanistan
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • China
  • India (eVisa)
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan (eVisa)
  • Kyrgyzstan (eVisa)
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar (eVisa)
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan (eVisa)
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan (eVisa)
  • Thailand
  • Turkmenistan
  • Vietnam

AMERICAS

  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Falkland Islands
  • French Guiana
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Paraguay
  • United States

AFRICA

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin (eVisa)
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • The central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo (Dem. Rep.)
  • Congo (Rep.)
  • Cote d'Ivoire (eVisa)
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia (eVisa)
  • Gabon (eVisa)
  • Guinea
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Mayotte
  • Morocco
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Reunion
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • South Sudan (eVisa)
  • St. Helena
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia

As you can probably tell by now, having a Jamaican passport isn’t as bad as you might have originally thought.

So if you are a Jamaican citizen, or you qualify for get your Jamaican passport and start travelling the world without a visa.

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References & Sources For Visa Free Countries For Jamaicans

  1. What is the Difference Between an eTA and an eVisa? https://www.onlinevisa.com/faq/difference-between-eta-and-evisa/
  2. Henley & Partners, https://www.henleyglobal.com/
  3. Jamaica Passport Dashboard | Passport Index 2022, https://www.passportindex.org/passport/jamaica/
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