Jamaican citizens hold the 63rd most powerful passport globally, where they can travel visa-free, with an eVisa, or get a visa on arrival to more than 80 countries worldwide. Of course, depending on the country, there are some travel requirements visitors have to meet first.
Where Can Jamaicans Travel Without a Visa?
Jamaican citizens can travel visa-free to any of the following countries:
|Country||Allowed stay||Country||Allowed stay|
|Antigua and Barbuda||6 months||Malawi||90 days|
|Argentina||90 days||Malaysia||30 days|
|Bahamas||3 months||Mauritius||90 days|
|Bangladesh||30 days up to 6 months||Mexico||180 days|
|Barbados||6 months||Micronesia||30 days|
|Belize||6 months||Namibia||90 days|
|Botswana||90 days||Niger||30 days up to 6 months|
|Brazil||90 days||Palestine||30 days|
|Chile||90 days||Panama||30 days up to 6 months|
|Colombia||180 days||Peru||180 days|
|Cuba||30 days up to 6 months||Philippines||30 days|
|Dominica||6 months||Russia||90 days|
|Dominican Republic||30 days up to 6 months||Saint Kitts and Nevis||6 months|
|Ecuador||90 days||Saint Lucia||6 months|
|Eswatini||30 days||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||6 months|
|Fiji||4 months||Serbia||30 days|
|Gambia||90 days||Singapore||30 days|
|Ghana||30 days up to 6 months||South Africa||90 days|
|Grenada||6 months||Suriname||6 months|
|Guyana||6 months||Tanzania||3 months|
|Haiti||3 months||Trinidad and Tobago||6 months|
|Hong Kong||90 days||Uganda||30 days up to 6 months|
|Indonesia||30 days||Uruguay||90 days|
|Israel||90 days||Uzbekistan||30 days|
|Kenya||90 days||Vanuatu||30 days|
|Kiribati||30 days||Venezuela||90 days|
|South Korea||90 days||Zambia||90 days|
|Lesotho||90 days||Zimbabwe||3 months|
Visa-free travel means being able to enter a country without any restrictions. Jamaican citizens can enjoy visa-free movement to the countries listed above due to dual agreements between Jamaica and those specific countries.
However, this does not mean that visitors from Jamaica can enter visa-free countries without a valid passport. Usually, they must have a passport with an expiration date at least six months after entering the country or leaving the country (this requirement differs from country to country). Moreover, some countries require visitors to have at least two blank pages on their passports when traveling.
Additionally, many countries require Jamaican citizens to have valid travel insurance when they enter a visa-free country- the insurance must cover any emergencies during their visit.
eVisa Countries for Jamaican Citizens
The countries listed below allow eVisas for Jamaican citizens:
|Benin||30 days / 8 days|
|Co´te d'Ivoire||90 days|
|Ethiopia||up to 90 days|
|Gabon||up to 6 months|
|Kyrgyzstan||up to 90 days|
|Papua New Guinea||30 days|
|Sao Tome and Principe||30 days|
|South Sudan||up to 6 months|
|Sri Lanka||30 days|
eVisas are a form of electronic entry permits that are easily accessible when compared to traditional visas. To visit one of the countries listed above, Jamaican citizens can receive an e-visa or an electronic authorization by completing every application step online. Once the e-visa is verified, Jamaican visitors need to print out the permission slip they receive on their email and take it with them during their travels.
Visa on Arrival for Jamaican Citizens
Jamaican citizens can apply for a visa on arrival when traveling to the following countries:
|Benin||30 days / 8 days|
|Cape Verde||90 days|
|Sierra Leone||1 month|
|Sri Lanka||30 days|
Jamaican visitors can get a visa on arrival when entering any of the countries mentioned above. Usually, there is a check-in point at the airport where authorized persons issue visas on arrival. Besides a passport, some of the required documents may include an application form (received at the airport), paid visa fee (also usually paid at the airport), travel insurance, etc.
Visa Requirements for Jamaicans
To visit any of these countries listed here, Jamaican nationals must apply for a visa first:
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Ireland||Romania|
|Central African Republic||Latvia||Sudan|
|Republic of the Congo||Libya||Syria|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Liechtenstein||Taiwan|
|Denmark||Marshall Islands||United Arab Emirates|
|El Salvador||Monaco||United States|
Visa applications are usually submitted to a local embassy or consulate of the country you want to visit. The application process may differ depending on the country, but it includes:
- Finding a foreign embassy/ consulate or visa office in Jamaica.
- Preparing the required documents for the visa application.
- Paying the visa fee.
- Submitting the visa application.
- Receiving your visa a few months before traveling.
CARICOM Visa-Free Travel for Jamaican Citizens
CARICOM is an economic agreement between several Caribbean countries created to support a single market between member states, among many other matters. Countries that belong to this agreement include:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
One significant benefit of the agreement is the abolition of work permits for citizens of member states. So, any Jamaican citizen who has a Caricom Certificate of Skill can stay visa-free indefinitely to any of the CARICOM member states.