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Where Can Jamaican Nationals Travel Without A Visa?

where can Jamaican nationals travel without a visa

Cheree put me to work today when she asked me the question, 'where can Jamaicans travel with a passport only? She was, in essence, asking where can Jamaican nationals travel without a visa.

Here's the question - and my response.


Good day to you! I was looking around on your website for some travel information, do you know where Jamaican residents can travel with a passport only?

Please let me know.

Thank you kindly,
Cheree



ANSWER: by Wellesley

Hi Cheree!
This is golden. Thanks for asking!

You are right, up to today, I didn't have that, but...

You know me... I took the opportunity to do some research on your behalf and found the following information, published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

I'll actually share with you both pieces of information:

  1. The countries that DO NOT require a Visa.
  2. And then those countries that DO require a VISA to visit.

They listed 204 countries, plus the Netherlands (and their territories). Here is the breakdown, starting with...


Countries That Jamaicans Can Travel Without A Visa


According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, these are the ones.

  1. ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
  2. BAHAMAS
  3. BANGLADESH
  4. BARBADOS
  5. BELIZE
  6. BOTSWANA
  7. CURACAO
  8. DOMINICA
  9. FIJI
  10. GAMBIA
  11. GRENADA
  12. GUYANA
  13. KENYA
  14. KIRIBATI
  15. LESOTHO
  16. MALAWI
  17. MALAYSIA
  18. MAURITIUS
  19. NAURU
  20. PANAMA
  21. ST.KITTS & NEVIS
  22. ST. LUCIA
  23. ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
  24. Independent States of SAMOA
  25. SEYCHELLES
  26. SINGAPORE
  27. SURINAME
  28. SWAZILAND
  29. TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
  30. TUVALU
  31. UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
  32. VANUATU
  33. ZAMBIA
  34. ZIMBABWE

These are the countries that DO NOT require a visa, but has some conditions.

  1. COLOMBIA - 30 DAYS
  2. HONG KONG - 30 DAYS
  3. EUCADOR - 90 DAYS
  4. HAITI - 90 DAYS
  5. ISRAEL - 90 DAYS
  6. KOREA - 90 DAYS
  7. LIECHTENSTIEN - 90 DAYS
  8. SOUTH AFRICA - 90 DAYS
  9. URUGUAY - 90 DAYS
  10. VENEZUELA - 90 DAYS
  11. BRAZIL - 90 Days for tourism or business
  12. SERBIA - For a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within period of one year.
  13. MEXICO - For stays up to six (6) months & No for Diplomatic and Official Passport holders
  14. COSTA RICA – if in possession of a multiple entry US, Canadian, Schengen or Japanese visa that has been used and valid at least 6 months
  15. TURKS & CAICOS - IF IN POSSESSION OF A VALID US VISA
  16. EL SALVADOR– If in possession of U.S. multiple entry visa & NO - Diplomatic and Official Passport holders
  17. BONAIRE – If in possession of US, Canadian or Schengen visa. NO - Dip & Off. pp. holders
  18. ARUBA - If in possession of US, Canadian or Schengen visa. NO - Diplomatic & Official Passport Holders
  19. HONDURAS - if in possession of valid US Visa
  20. GUATEMALA - if in possession US, Canadian or UK visa & NO - Diplomatic and Official Passport holders
  21. ARGENTINA -30 DAYS
  22. CHILE -90 DAYS
  23. SAN MARINO - 90 DAYS
  24. PERU -90 DAYS. NO - Diplomatic and Official Passport holders
  25. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Purchase tourist card upon arrival at airport.



AND NOW THE...

Countries That Jamaicans Need A Visa To Visit



  1. AFGHANISTAN
  2. ALBANIA
  3. ALGERIA
  4. ANDORRA
  5. ANGOLA
  6. ANGUILLA
  7. BENIN
  8. BHUTAN
  9. BOLIVIA
  10. BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
  11. BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
  12. BULGARIA
  13. BURKINA FASO
  14. BURINDI
  15. CAMEROON
  16. CAPE VERDE
  17. CAYMAN ISLANDS
  18. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
  19. CHAD
  20. COMOROS
  21. CONGO (formerly Zaire)
  22. COTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST)
  23. CYPRUS
  24. DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF KOREA (NORTH KOREA)
  25. DJIBOUTI
  26. EQUITORIAL GUINEA
  27. ERITREA
  28. GABON
  29. GEORGIA
  30. GUINEA
  31. GUINEA-BISSAU
  32. HUNGARY
  33. INDIA
  34. INDONESIA
  35. ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
  36. IRAQ
  37. IRELAND
  38. JAPAN
  39. KUWAIT
  40. LAO PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
  41. LEBANON
  42. LIBERIA
  43. LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA
  44. LITHUANA
  45. MACEDONIA
  46. MACAU
  47. MADAGASCAR
  48. MALDIVES
  49. MALI
  50. MARSHALL ISLANDS
  51. MARTINIQUE
  52. MAURITANIA
  53. MICRONESIA
  54. MONACO
  55. MONGOLIA
  56. MONTENEGRO
  57. MOZAMBIQUE
  58. MYANMAR
  59. NEPAL
  60. NIGERIA
  61. OMAN
  62. PAKISTAN
  63. PALAU
  64. PAUPA NEW GUINEA
  65. PHILLIPINES
  66. QUATAR
  67. RWANDA
  68. SAMOA (American)
  69. SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
  70. SAUDI ARABIA
  71. SENEGAL
  72. SIERRA LEONE
  73. SLOVAK REPUBLIC
  74. SOLOMON ISLANDS
  75. SOMALIA
  76. REPUBLIC OF SUDAN (NORTH SUDAN)
  77. REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN
  78. SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
  79. TONGA
  80. TUNISIA
  81. UGANDA
  82. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
  83. UNITED KINGDOM, SCOTLAND & NORTHERN IRELAND
  84. VEITNAM
  85. YEMEN


AND these REQUIRE VISA as well, but with other or special conditions.

  1. SRI LANKA -Can obtain electronic travel authorization (www.eta.gov.lk)
  2. TURKEY "-E-visa – www.evisa.gov.tr. NO - Diplomatic & Official Passport holders"
  3. BAHRAIN -E-VISA (www.evisa.gov.bh)
  4. CROATIA -If not in possession of multiple or double entry uniform (C) visa, valid for all Schengen Member States. Obtainable through the Consulate General of Croatia in New York
  5. BERMUDA -if not in possession of valid US, Canadian or UK visa
  6. LUXEMBORG - Schengen visa (Embassy of Belgium)
  7. NORWAY - Schengen Visa (Embassy of Belgium)
  8. BELGIUM - Schengen visa (Embassy of Belgium). NO - Diplomatic & Official Passport holders
  9. ESTONIA -Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)
  10. FINLAND -Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)
  11. GERMANY -Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)
  12. ITALY -Schengen visa (Embassy of Germany)
  13. AUSTRIA - Schengen Visa (Embassy of Spain)
  14. CZECH REPUBLIC - Schengen Visa (Embassy of Spain)
  15. PORTUGAL - Schengen Visa (Embassy of Spain)
  16. SLOVENIA - SCHENGEN VISA (Embassy of Spain)
  17. SWITZERLAND - SCHENGEN VISA (Embassy of Spain)
  18. FRANCE -Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
  19. GREECE -Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
  20. LATVIA -Schengen visa (Embassy of Spain)
  21. SPAIN - SCHENGEN VISA (Embassy of Spain). NO - IF IN TRANSIT
  22. NEW ZEALAND -See website for visa application instructions. www.immigration.govt.nz
  23. ARMENIA - VISA ISSUED AT PORT OF ENTRY
  24. EGYPT - VISA ISSUED AT PORT OF ENTRY
  25. JORDAN - VISA ISSUED AT PORT OF ENTRY
  26. KYRGYZSTAN - VISA ISSUED AT PORT OF ENTRY
  27. MOLDOVA - VISA ISSUED AT PORT OF ENTRY
  28. NICARAUGA - VISA ISSUED AT PORT OF ENTRY (Visa Cost US$50.00)
  29. BELARUS - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  30. CAMBODIA - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  31. CANADA - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  32. CHINA - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  33. SWEDEN - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  34. TAJIKSTAN - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  35. THAILAND - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  36. TOGO - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  37. TURKMENISTAN - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  38. UKRAINE - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  39. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  40. UZBEKISTAN - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  41. AZERBAIJAN - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL . Obtainable from the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington DC
  42. RUSSIAN FEDERATION - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. NO - Diplomatic and Official Passport holders
  43. DENMARK - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Obtainable through the Consulate General of Denmark in New York
  44. TAIWAN - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Obtainable through the Embassy of Taiwan in Washington DC. NO – if in-transit
  45. AUSTRALIA - Visitors Visa (subclass 600) www.immi.gov.au
  46. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - (See under BHC)
  47. POLAND - Obtainable through the Embassy of Poland in Venezuela
  48. GHANA - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  49. KAZAKHSTAN - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
  50. ICELAND - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Obtainable through the Consulate General of Denmark in New York
  51. GUADELOUPE - VISA ISSUED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Obtainable through the Embassy of France in Panama
  52. MALTA -, Obtainable through the Embassy of Malta in Washington DC. NO-Diplomatic and Official Passport holders
  53. MOROCCO -, Obtainable through the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Washington DC or Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in New York
  54. ST. MARTIN - Embassy of France in Panama
  55. CUBA - No to Diplomatic and Official Passport holders
  56. PARAGUAY - Obtainable through the Consulate General of Paraguay in Miami
  57. ROMANIA - Obtainable through the Consulate of Romania in New York or the Embassy of Romania in Venezuela
  58. ETHIOPIA - Obtainable through the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington DC
  59. NAMIBIA - Obtainable through the Embassy of Namibia in Washington DC
  60. NIGER - Obtainable through the Embassy of Namibia in Washington DC


The Netherlands & Territories



  1. NETHERLANDS & Dutch Territories- ARUBA, BONAIRE, SABA, SINT EUSTATIUS, SINT MAARTEN) - REQUIRED - Schengen visa (Embassy of Belgium), but not for diplomatic & Official Passport holders.
  2. CURACAO - NOT REQUIRED
  3. SINT EUSTATIUS, SINT MAARTEN, SABA - NOT REQUIRED if in possession of multiple entry US, Canadian or Schengen visa


I hope this helps!

For updates to this list, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade website.

You may also be interested in How to apply for a Jamaican passport.

As usual, I welcome your comments below.

Regards,
WG

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