Essentials

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Getting There and Around

ARRIVING BY AIR Regular airlines from the United States and Canada into Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport include Air Jamaica, Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Air Canada, American, Delta, and US Airways. Virgin Atlantic and British Airways offer service from London to Montego Bay and... More on Getting There and Around

Visas and Officialdom

American citizens now require a passport to reenter the United States after visiting Jamaica, as part of a campaign to bolster security. Americans and EU citizens do not require a visa to enter Jamaica and can stay for three to six months, although the actual length of stay stamped into your passpor... More on Visas and Officialdom

Food

Jamaican food is a reason in itself to visit the island. Home-cooked meals are generally the best so it's worth seeking out an invitation whenever possible. The traditional dishes were developed during the era of slavery and typically include a generous, even overwhelming, serving of starch, and at... More on Food

Tips for Travelers

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDY AND EMPLOYMENT The University of the West Indies (UWI) has exchange programs with several regional institutions and alliances with U.S.- and U.K.-based universities.

Health and Safety

There are no special vaccinations required to enter Jamaica.