Jamaica Entry Requirements

Jamaica Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Austria Yes no Yes
Germany Yes no Yes
Turkey Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes 1 Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay.

Visa information

Generally required, with the exception of citizens of the following countries listed in the table above, among others, provided they have valid documents for return or onward travel and sufficient funds for the duration of the tourist stay of up to 3 months (unless otherwise stated) or for have a business stay of up to 30 days: EU countries, Switzerland and Turkey (France, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Czech Republic and Hungary for up to 30 days and Great Britain, Malta and Cyprus for up to 6 months). Exceptions: [1] Citizens of Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia (except nationals of these countries hold US visas and are vaccinated against measles, rubella and polio). Visa upon entry: The nationalities mentioned under [1] receive a visa upon entry as tourists (condition: validity of the passport, confirmed return/onward travel tickets and sufficient funds).

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Depends on the nationality, more detailed information can be obtained from the consular representations. Germans: €45 (in Berlin) (visas are compulsory for stays longer than 3 months). Swiss: €45 (in Berlin) (visas are compulsory for stays longer than 3 months). Turks: €45 (in Berlin) (visas are compulsory for stays longer than 3 months). Visa on arrival: US$100.

Visa types and costs

Entry and Transit Visa. Consulate or consular section of the embassy.

Application required

Tourist Entry Visa: (a) 2 application forms. (b) 2 passport photos. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay. (d) Proof of Sufficient Funds. (e) Proof of hotel and flight bookings (tourist or business trip) or letter of invitation from a Jamaican private individual and flight ticket (visiting trip) and return or onward travel ticket. (f) Fee (cash upon application or by personal check). Entry visa for business visits additionally: (g) letter from the company in Jamaica.

Temporary Residence

Inquiries to the consular representations.

Processing time

Generally 2 weeks (possibly faster if the application is submitted in person by prior arrangement). Depending on nationality up to a maximum of 6-8 weeks.

Proof of sufficient funds

All travelers must have sufficient funds.

Documents required upon entry

Proof of sufficient financial means, return or onward travel ticket and passport.

Entry with children

Germans: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport (Caution: When traveling to/from the USA, visa-free transit with ESTA approval is only possible with your own passport.) Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note: Unaccompanied minors are recommended to carry a declaration of consent from the legal guardian. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

Dogs and cats from Germany, Austria and Switzerland may not be imported. The import of birds is generally prohibited.

Jamaica Entry Requirements