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:
- The cost of your trip – Of course you don’t want to cancel, but if you have to, it’s reassuring to know that you are able to cover costs
- The activities you’re likely to be doing – If you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover if needed
- The cost of your baggage, especially if you find it hard to travel light!
- Also, don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Jamaica from the FCDO
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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:
- Medical expenses and hospital benefit
- Personal accident and liability
- Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
- Abandoning your trip
- Delayed departure
- Accommodation cover
- Personal belongings and baggage
- Personal money, passport and travel documents
- Legal expenses
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.
|Most common languages spoken||English and Jamaican Patois|
|Continent||North America (The Caribbean)|
|Population||Approx. 3 million|
|Plug type||Plug type A and B|
|Driving side||Left-hand side|
|Seasons||Spring – March to May|
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
|Laws||Local 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..?
- We have the Jamaicans to thank for words such as barbeque, canoe, tobacco and potato, as they all originated from the first colonists of Jamaica, the Arawak Indians.
- The Jamaican flag colours, black, gold and green all have a meaning. The black represents hardships overcome and to face, the gold signifies natural wealth and beauty of sunlight, and finally the green stands for hope and agricultural resources.
- If you enjoy a strong tipple, Jamaica is a great place for you! Rum is the national drink of the island, and Jamaica was in fact the first commercial producer of the strong stuff!