Jamaica is a country located in Caribbean. The country has no land neighbors.
English is an official language in Jamaica. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Jamaica.
The national currency in Jamaica is Jamaican dollar (JMD). The dollar (J$) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 165.24 JMD and 1 USD is worth 153.92 JMD.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Jamaica is 65.6 Mbps and mobile is 47.63 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Jamaica is close to the world average.39.70 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Jamaica, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 2 socket types used in Jamaica. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, Jamaica will celebrate 10 national public holidays. The next one Ash Wednesday will take place on February 22.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day|
|February 22, 2023Moving holiday||Ash WednesdayAsh Wednesday|
|April 7, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayGood Friday|
|April 10, 2023Moving holiday||Easter MondayEaster Monday|
|May 23, 2023||Labour DayLabour Day|
|August 1, 2023||Emancipation DayEmancipation Day|
|August 7, 2023Moving holiday||Independence DayIndependence Day|
|October 16, 2023||National Heroes DayNational Heroes Day|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayChristmas Day|
|December 26, 2023||St. Stephen’s DayBoxing Day|
What hotel chains are present in Jamaica?
There are no Mariott hotels in Jamaica.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Jamaica.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Jamaica.
What fast food chains are present in Jamaica?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Jamaica.
The KFC chain operates in Jamaica.
The Burger King chain operates in Jamaica.
What is the weather like in Kingston?
Weather data for Kingston (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are no passenger trains available.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Emergency phones in Jamaica
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.
Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Decriminalized up to 2oz (57 grams). Legal for Rastafari.
Medical usage: Legal
The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.
- 2L of alcoholic beverages
- 200 cigarettes,50 cigars or 230 grams of tobacco