Jamaica Travel Essentials

Here is some important contact information for Jamaica that travelers should know:

– U.S. Embassy Kingston: + (876) 702-6000, KingstonACS@state.gov, https://jm.usembassy.gov/
Provides consular services and emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Jamaica.
Located at 142 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6
Open Monday to Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except U.S. and Jamaican public holidays
– Jamaica Tourist Board: 929-9200-19, info@visitjamaica.com, https://www.visitjamaica.com/
Provides information and assistance to visitors and promotes Jamaica as a tourist destination  Located at 64 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5
Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Jamaican public holidays
Emergency numbers:
– 119 (police, air/sea rescue)
– For reporting crimes, accidents, fires, medical emergencies, or requesting assistance from the police or the Coast Guard.
– Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
– Free calls from any phone in Jamaica
– 110 (fire, ambulance)
– For reporting fires or requesting ambulance services
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Free calls from any phone in Jamaica
– 116 (hurricane update)
– For getting information on the status of hurricanes or other natural disasters affecting Jamaica
Operated by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)
Available during hurricane season (June to November)
– Free calls from any phone in Jamaica
– 1-888-991-4000 (crime stop)
For anonymously reporting crimes or providing tips to the police
Operated by the National Crime Prevention Fund
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Free calls from any phone in Jamaica
311 (report a crime)
For reporting crimes or suspicious activities to the police
Operated by the Ministry of National Security
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Free calls from any phone in Jamaica
– Health services:
– Jamaica Cares: $40 (€34.27) per traveler
– A mandatory fee that covers traveler protection and emergency medical and crisis response service for visitors entering Jamaica
– Includes COVID-19 testing, quarantine/isolation costs, evacuation/repatriation, and international health coverage up to $100,000 per traveler
– Launched in November 2020 and administered by the Global Tourism Resilience Crisis Management Centre
– Paid online before departure at https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/
– CDC in Jamaica: https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/countries/jamaica/default.htm
– Provides health information and recommendations for travelers to Jamaica, including vaccines, medicines, and precautions
– Operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a U.S. federal agency