Planning a trip to Jamaica?

If you are lucky enough to be planning a trip to Jamaica, make sure you have the right travel insurance in place. Things to consider:

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What is covered with travel insurance to Jamaica?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

We want you to have the best possible experience on your trip. That’s why we’ve put together some important information that we think you’ll want to know before you travel to Jamaica.

CurrencyJamaican dollar
Most common languages spokenEnglish and Jamaican Patois
ContinentNorth America (The Caribbean)
PopulationApprox. 3 million
Plug typePlug type A and B
Driving sideLeft-hand side
SeasonsSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do you need a visa for Jamaica?

As a British citizen with a valid passport, you don’t need to apply for a visa to travel to Jamaica. You’re allowed to travel and stay in Jamaica for a maximum of 90 days without a visa. However, if you want to stay for longer, you’ll have to apply to the Jamaica Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency. Make sure you don’t overstay your trip without the appropriate visa, as overstaying could result in detention and/or a fine.

Healthcare in Jamaica

Private and government-run healthcare services are available in Jamaica. However, facilities may not be up to UK standards and medical treatments can be expensive. Some of the hospitals may expect cash payment for the services, so it’s important to make sure you have enough money to cover potential costs, and the correct travel insurance in place.

It’s also important to speak to your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel to find out whether you’ll need any vaccinations before your trip to Jamaica.

Find more information about healthcare in Jamaica here.

Can I get assistance if I fall ill or injure myself while in Jamaica?

Yes – in the unfortunate event of needing emergency medical treatment while abroad, our 24-hour assistance team are always on hand to help you.

Did you know that..?


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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