Jamaica health recommendations

Sanitary advices to visit Jamaica

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).

🏙️ Kingston
🗣️ English
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 3M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~177 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 11k km2 (4k mi²)
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Sanitary Recommendations

General recommendations

Zika outbreaks have been reported in Jamaica. Because of the risk of birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika while pregnant, women who are pregnant should not travel to Jamaica. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CDCZika Virus in Jamaica.

Chikungunya cases have been reported in the Caribbean. For further information, please visit the CDC Chikungunya Advice.

Dengue cases have been reported in Jamaica. For further information, please visit the CDCDengue Advice.

HIV is a risk in Jamaica. For further information, please visit the CDC HIV Advice.


It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.

A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Jamaica, regardless of where they are eating or staying.

A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.

A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.

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