Jamaica destination information

All you need to know before visiting Jamaica

Jamaica summary

Jamaica is a small country with around 3M Jamaican. Official language is English. Jamaica uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-05:00. Currency used in Jamaica is Jamaican Dollar (JMD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 54
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 127

ATMs in Jamaica are Common. Internet speed in Jamaica is on average 6.0 Mbps. In Jamaica you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Kingston
🗣️ English
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 3M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~177 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 11k km2 (4k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
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📧 Jamaican visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Jamaica uses 110V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

Languages 🗣️

  • English


Currency 💱

100 JMD = 0.73 USD

Jamaica uses the Jamaican dollar (symbol: $), code JMD.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 20, 10, 5 and 1 dollars and 50, 25, 10 and 1 cents.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Jamaica. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Jamaica. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Jamaica uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Jamaica upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Jamaica, dial +, then 1 876 (the country code for Jamaica), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number.


For local calls within Jamaica, start with the area code (with the initial 1). In the case above area code is 876 .

international: + 1 876 876 1234567
calling local: 1876 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Jamaica is on average 6.0 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Jamaica is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 2,922.01 JMD, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Digicel or Flow.


Rules 🚗

In Jamaica you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways, 80-110 km/h (49-68 mph) on motorways and 80-110 km/h (49-68 mph) on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Jamaican visa Online

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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Jamaican embassies

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