Learn More: Travel Authorization
JAMAICA IS OPEN: Jamaica has re-opened for tourism, however as of 3 December all non-residents who have been in Botswana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe within 14 days of arrival will be denied entry.
The Jamaica Travel Authorization is a travel document that all travelers arriving from international flights must complete. This document was introduced by the authorities in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic. If you’re ready to get started on your journey to Jamaica, apply for the Jamaica Travel Authorization now.
WHO CAN ENTER JAMAICA WITH THIS DOCUMENT
All travelers are required to fill out a Jamaica Travel Authorization form within seven (7) days of the intended travel date. If you are a resident of Jamaica please fill out the application form at least 72 hours before your departure date. Please note that all non-resident travelers who have been in Botswana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe within 14 days of arrival will be denied entry to Jamaica at this time.
All travelers aged 12 or over, regardless of nationality, are required to present a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test result to the airline representative during check-in. The test sample collection must be dated less than 3 days from the date of travel.
OBTAIN THE JAMAICA TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION
To obtain this travel document, you’ll have to provide personal information about your health status and intended stay in Jamaica. Travelers are required to have a confirmed flight ticket before submitting the form.
DISPLAY THE DOCUMENT
When you fill out your application at iVisa.com, we’ll email the document to you prior to your trip, so you can show it to the immigration officers once you get to the airport.
See the FAQs below for up-to-date information on quarantine and health guidelines for Jamaica that you need to follow on arrival.
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Purchase eMed's self-testing COVID-19 kit and get 6 antigen tests sent to your US home address for only $150. Self-test in privacy with a virtual Certified Guide using the NAVICA App. Accurate results are delivered in 15 minutes, which leaves plenty of time to get to the airport. eMed's antigen tests are ideal for travelers on a round-trip journey to this destination from the US.
Required Documents to Apply
Proof of Residence (if applicable)
US RESIDENTS ONLY: To return to the US you’ll need to take a COVID-19 test the day before your entry date. Don’t waste time looking for a test lab in Jamaica. Simplify travel with the purchase of an eMed test kit. Order yours now and pack it in your luggage. Then follow the Certified Guide’s online instructions to take the mandatory test 24 hours before your journey back to the US.
Travelers entering Jamaica for tourism may be required to undergo COVID-19 testing on arrival if exhibiting symptoms, despite a negative pre-departure test result.
The Jamaica Travel Authorization can be used by all nationalities.
The Jamaica Travel Authorization is a Single Entry document and expires 7 days after issued. It allows a maximum stay of 90 days Per Entry.
Traveler's passports must be valid for the duration of their stay in Jamaica. Rules may differ for other countries in the case of connecting flights so passport validity for at least 6 months after the date of travel is recommended.
The Jamaica Travel Authorization has the purpose of facilitating the entry to Jamaica but it DOES NOT replace a visa. If your country requires it, the immigration officers at the airport will ask for your visa. Bear in mind that some nationalities require a paper visa. If that is the case for you, we suggest you approach the nearest embassy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a COVID vaccine or vaccination certificate to enter Jamaica?
No, you don't. COVID vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter Jamaica. Now if you are a Covid vaccine certificate holder, you won't need to follow a quarantine.
You are considered vaccinated if all doses of a vaccine against SARS-Cov-2 have been administered for at least two weeks before traveling.
Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Jamaica travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.
Do I need to take a PCR COVID-19 Test before traveling to Jamaica?
- COVID test prior to arrival: PCR or antigen within 72 hours
- COVID test exemptions: Children under 12
Why buy a COVID-19 self-testing kit? (US residents only)
The eMed self-test COVID-19 kit includes 6 rapid antigen tests that meet major US airline's entry requirements- perfect for travelers on round-trip journeys from the United States!
Order your test kit before your trip and it will be delivered to your home address for easy testing, anywhere, anytime. The Certified Guide will help you get results in 15 minutes on the NAVICA app. Get the eMed self-test COVID-19 kit for $150- that’s only $25 per test.
Do I have to quarantine when I get to Jamaica even if my test result is negative?
- Quarantine requirements: 14 days for home quarantine for unvaccinated/partially vaccinated travelers.
- Quarantine exemptions: Fully vaccinated travelers do not have to quarantine.
What is the Jamaica Travel Authorization?
How much is the Jamaica Travel Authorization?
- Standard Processing Time: 24 hours - USD 20.00
- Rush Processing Time: 4 hours - USD 35.00
- Super Rush Processing Time: 30 minutes - USD 60.00
Can I get this form for free at the airport?
Is it mandatory to get one if I’m traveling to Jamaica?
Do children also need a Jamaica Travel Authorization?
When should I apply for the Jamaica Travel Authorization?
How long does it take to apply for one?
How long is the Jamaica Travel Authorization valid for and how many times can I apply for one?
How do I get a Jamaica Travel Authorization?
How can I talk to you if I have more questions?
Learn more about Jamaica tourism
Where can I read more?
- How Can Citizens of Canada Enter Jamaica During Coronavirus?
- ALL ABOUT JAMAICA TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION PROCESS DURING COVID-19
- LEARN MORE ABOUT JAMAICA QUARANTINE REQUIREMENT DURING COVID-19
- Jamaica Vaccine Requirements: Wagwan?
- Do I need a covid test for Jamaica?
- ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JAMAICA PRE-TESTING REQUIREMENT FROM HIGH RISK LOCATIONS
- WHAT ARE JAMAICA TOURISM SANITATION PROTOCOLS DURING COVID-19?
- What Is the Jamaica Stay in Zone Order? | Resilient Corridor | (Covid-19)
- How Can Citizens of the United Kingdom Enter Jamaica During Coronavirus?
- How Can Citizens of The United States Enter Jamaica during Coronavirus?
- Jamaica visa policy