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us_passport_travel_document_to_jamaicaWhich Countries Need Visas For Jamaica?

by Sheree-Anita Shearer | Associate Writer

Visas are a normal part of life for people who travel. For whatever reason, some countries will ask citizens from other nations to have this additional document to be allowed entry into their country.


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91 countries have visa-free access to Jamaica. Citizens of these countries can enter Jamaica without visas or any other permits for vacation. If they plan to live, work or attend school here, additional documentation will be required also, if they wish to extend their stay and vacation.

If the foreign national is visiting Jamaica to conduct short-term business, for example, business meetings or consultations, you are allowed admission as a visitor. For these reasons, you will be granted 30 consecutive days on the island without needing a visa. When accumulated your number of days spent on the island should not exceed 180 days.

How do you know which visa to get in Jamaica?

Jamaica’s visa requirements vary on several factors. This includes, but is not limited to, the intended length of stay, the purpose of the trip and the nationality of the individual as we have already established.

But this is still less than half of the number of nations in the world. What should the other countries do to visit Jamaica?

They will have to obtain the necessary documents from the Jamaican embassy to visit the island.

These are the visa requirements in Jamaica.

Countries That Need Visas For Jamaica

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Algeria
  3. Angola
  4. Bahrain
  5. Benin
  6. Bhutan
  7. Burkina Faso
  8. Burundi
  9. Cambodia
  10. Cameroon
  11. Cape Verde
  12. Central African Republic
  13. Chad
  14. Comoros
  15. Congo Republic
  16. DR Congo
  17. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  18. Cuba
  19. Djibouti
  20. Dominican Republic
  21. Egypt
  22. Equatorial Guinea
  23. Eritrea
  24. Ethiopia
  25. Gabon
  26. Guinea
  27. Guinea-Bissau
  28. Haiti
  29. Honduras
  30. Indonesia
  31. Iran
  32. Iraq
  33. Jordan
  34. Kuwait
  35. Laos
  36. Lebanon
  37. Liberia
  38. Libya
  39. Macao
  40. Madagascar
  41. Mali
  42. Marshall Islands
  43. Mauritania
  44. Micronesia
  45. Mongolia
  46. Morocco
  47. Myanmar
  48. Nepal
  49. Nicaragua
  50. Niger
  51. Nigeria
  52. North Korea (DPRK)
  53. Oman
  54. Pakistan
  55. Palau
  56. Palestine
  57. Philippines
  58. Qatar
  59. Rwanda
  60. Sao Tome and Principe
  61. Saudi Arabia
  62. Senegal
  63. Somalia
  64. South Sudan
  65. Sri Lanka
  66. Sudan
  67. Syria
  68. Thailand
  69. Timor-Leste (East Timor)
  70. Togo
  71. Tunisia
  72. United Arab Emirates
  73. Holy See (Vatican)
  74. Vietnam
  75. Yemen
  76. Zimbabwe

Not all of these countries need a physical visa or need to obtain a visa before arrival. For some, you may obtain an Evisa or use visa-on-arrival services.

Also, there are some countries whose citizens are permitted 14, 30, 60, or 90 days or 6 months into Jamaica. For these persons, should you wish to extend your time in Jamaica, you will need a passport.

  1. Argentina – 30 Days As A Visitor Only
  2. Austria – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  3. Belgium – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  4. Brazil – 30 Days As A Visitor Only
  5. Chile – 30 Days As A Visitor Only (Yes If You Have A Diplomatic Passport)
  6. Costa Rica – 30 Days As A Visitor Only
  7. Denmark – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  8. Ecuador – 30 Days As A Visitor Only
  9. Finland – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  10. France – 30 Days As A Visitor Only
  11. Germany – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  12. Greece – 30 Days As A Visitor Only
  13. Iceland – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  14. Ireland – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  15. Israel – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  16. Italy – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  17. Japan – 30 Days As A Visitor Only
  18. South Korea – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  19. Liechtenstein – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  20. Luxembourg – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  21. Martinique – 30 Days As A Visitor Only
  22. Mexico – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  23. Monaco – 30 Days As A Visitor Only
  24. Netherlands – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  25. Netherland Antilles: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Maarten – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  26. Norway– 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  27. Portugal – 30 Days As A Visitor Only
  28. San Marino– 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  29. Spain – 30 Days As A Visitor Only
  30. Sweden – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  31. Switzerland – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  32. Turkey – 90 Days As A Visitor Only
  33. United States Of America – 6 Months As A Visitor Only
  34. Uruguay – 30 Days As A Visitor Only
  35. Venezuela – 14 Days As A Visitor Only

Why Do You Need Visas?

Countries sometimes need to control the flow of visitors in and out of the country to prevent illegal activities such as crimes and illegal immigration. When persons need to apply for visas to a particular country, it allows the receiving country to vet each individual before admitting them into the country.

Do Jamaicans need a visa to travel to Europe?

Yes, Jamaicans must apply for and obtain a visa before heading to Europe. Before, Jamaica had visa-free access to the United Kingdom, but at the turn of the century, this policy was changed.

Do Jamaicans need a visa to visit the US?

Yes, Jamaicans need visas to visit the United States. Visas can be applied for at the American Embassy in Kingston and should you have an issue as an American citizen while on vacation, you should contact this embassy or the consulate in Ironshore, Montego Bay.

If you are planning to live in Jamaica for work or school, these are the permits you’ll need and the steps to obtain them. I hope this information proves helpful to you.

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  1. UCC Home: University of the commonwealth Caribbean (no date) UCC Home | University of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Available at: https://www.ucc.edu.jm/ (Accessed: November 28, 2022).

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