Jamaica Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Jamaica, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Jamaica’s medical care and safety and security tips.
Watching Jamaica’s beautiful sunset


Reggae is what has built Jamaica’s reputation for a long time, but this country offers far more than that! Its natural wealth is of incomparable beauty. Imposing magical mountain ranges, magnificent beaches and lush vegetation, it managed to attract tourists from all around the world in search of a change of scenery and exotic taste. You can brave the waters by snorkeling or scuba diving to discover a seabed rich in variety. Meanwhile, hikers will have the opportunity to stroll through the botanical gardens or even get lost in the huge rainforest. At night, Kingston, the Jamaican capital, plunges you into a partying atmosphere. Between taking a step in a disco, a gourmet break in a restaurant or a poker party in a casino, you will surely stay entertained.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Jamaica

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Jamaica

MedicationAdditional Information
Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea


We Offer Online Consultations

Don’t know what vaccines you need or what medications to bring? Schedule an online appointment with our team and we will make sure you understand everything you need to know

Or call  647-479-8808

Current Weather in Jamaica


Medical Care in Jamaica

Jamaica is experiencing a crisis in the health system. Access to care is very limited outside of Kingston and Montego Bay and the shortage of drugs and infrastructure continues to plague the country. If you need a doctor while traveling to Jamaica, go to the West Indies University Hospital, a private center that is funded by the state. Another recommendation is the Medical Associates Hospital.

A number of pharmacies are recommended by the Embassy, including Moodies pharmacy, Oxford Medical Center Pharmacy, Monarch Pharmacy or Liguanea Lane Pharmacy Ltd.

In case of emergency, dial 911 to request medical assistance.

Or call  647-479-8808

Is Jamaica Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeRisk present
BeachesProbably no lifeguards; Lacking warning systems for local water conditions;

Private beaches are generally safer than public beaches

DemonstrationsRisk of violence
Road safetyTraffic drives on the left; Stay on main roads as much as possible; Caution required
Public transportationUnsafe in general; Avoid taking unmarked taxis; Knutsford Express buses are reliable and comfortable
Water sportsRecreational activities must be covered by your travel insurance; Ensure that sporting and aquatic equipment is safe
HealthZika virus and chikungunya virus
Risk levelHigh degree of caution

Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Jamaica?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

If staying under 6 months, then only a passport is required. It must be valid at the time of entry. You will require a visa for business purposes.

Please click here for more information.

Embassy of Canada to Jamaica information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to Jamaica (KINGSTON)
Street Address:
3 West Kings House Road,
Kingston 10, Jamaica

Tel.: (876) 926-1500
Fax: 1-876-733-3493

Email: kngtn-cs@international.gc.ca

Click here to access the high commission’s website

Canadian Consulate to Jamaica (MONTEGO BAY)
Street Address:
29 Gloucester Street,
Montego Bay

Tel.: (876) 632-0371
Fax: (876) 632-3690

Email: cancon@flowja.com