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Jamaica international travel guide

Jamaica

Jamaica is part of North America with main city at Kingston. It's usually 🌀️ 25.25 °C in Jamaica with a rainfall of 🌧 259.86 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Jamaica. Internet speed in Jamaica is on average 6.0 Mbps. In Jamaica you drive on the left side. Its Developing country with a population of 3M people. The main currency is Jamaican Dollar. The languages spoken are English. Automatic teller machines are common in Jamaica. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~25.25 Β°C Β  🌧 ~259.86 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 3M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

Flights departing Jamaica are severely limited and not guaranteed to continue. If you wish to leave, contact airlines, your travel agent or travel insurance provider to discuss options as soon as possible. A curfew is in place. If you remain in Jamaica, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19 and ensure you have arrangements in place for an extended stay. Keep in contact with family and friends back home so they know you're safe and well. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Jamaica.

issued date: April 28, 2020

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

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.

🏧 ATMs

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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ 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 β€˜extra’ tip.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Jamaica is on average 6.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Jamaica is low. It is not as easy to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

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

πŸ“ž 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 .

Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

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

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

129

Ambulance

127

Fire department

128

Last updated: May 21, 2020