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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 FCO

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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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
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • 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.

Currency

Jamaican dollar

Most common languages spoken

English and Jamaican Patois

Capital

Kingston

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.

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! 

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