Foreign travel advice

Jamaica

Summary

Cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the last 3 months. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

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

Around 200,000 British nationals visited Jamaica in 2015. Most visits are trouble-free.

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

Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Jamaica. 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.

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.