Jamaica

Area: 10,991 km²
Capital: Kingston
Population: 2,889,187 inhabitants (2012)
 

Travel advice
Current status: exercise vigilance.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
January, February, March, April and December are the best months to travel to Jamaica. In these months you avoid the rainy and hurricane season.

Language
English is the official language of Jamaica. In addition, there are many Jamaican (Patois) spoken.
 

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months when leaving Jamaica.
A visa is not required if you are staying in Jamaica for less than 90 days.
You must departure from Jamaica to pay a departure tax of around 20 euros per person.
Business travelers do need a visa request.

Embassies and consulates
Dutch embassy in Cuba (also Jamaica): cuba.nlambassade.org .
Dutch consulate in Jamaica: cuba.nlambassade.org .
Jamaican Embassy in Belgium (also Netherlands) rijksoverheid.nl .
Jamaican consulate in the Netherlands: consuljamaica.nl .

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Jamaica is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.

Malaria
In Jamaica (except Kingston) there is malaria.

Money and Money
Jamaica is paid by the Jamaican dollar (JMD).


 

Traffic and route
In Jamaica you have to drive on the left side of the road.

Electricity
In Jamaica, you need in some cases a converter.

Tap water
The tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Jamaica can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Jamaica available at Abyznewslinks .

Internet
Websites from Jamaica end in .jm.
Official websites of Jamaica: cabinet.gov.jm and visitjamaica.com .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Jamaica.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Jamaica.

Holidays
An overview of all the holidays in Jamaica can be found on Beleven.org .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Jamaica can be found on Protected Planet .
Jamaica is not on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube, Beleven.org, Waarbenjijnu.nl, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.

 

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