Summary

Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Jamaica and the number of reported cases in the region is increasing. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. For more details about this outbreak, see the website of the National Health Network and Centre.

The hurricane season in Jamaica normally runs from June to November. See Natural Disasters

Around 177,000 British nationals visited Jamaica in 2014. Most visits are trouble-free.

There are high levels of crime and violence, particularly in the capital Kingston. See Crime

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.