Customs Information: See link on our website, Customs Information page. Most of these took place at all-inclusive resorts; most were allegedly perpetrated by resort staff. The State Department and the FBI maintain webpages with details about the extent of the problem – connect to Department of State and the FBIpages for more information. citizen victims of sexual assault and violent crime should first contact the police and then the U. Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the U. For examples, see our website on crimes against minors abroad and the Department of Justice website. LGBTI Travelers: Negative attitudes towards LGBTI issues are widespread in Jamaica.
Exit Information: Your departure tax is regularly included in the airfare. Further Information: Up-to-date information on Jamaican visas: Visit the Passport, Immigration, & Citizenship Agency of Jamaica website or the Embassy of Jamaica website. Dual nationality, international child abduction issues: See links on our website, dual nationality, prevention of international child abduction. government personnel to certain urban areas of Jamaica, including but not limited to: Sexual Assault: The U. Embassy received more than a dozen reports of sexual assaults against American visitors to Jamaica in a twelve-month period. Report crimes to the local police at 119 (the local equivalent of “911” in the U. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Common reasons for arrest include: Faith-Based Travelers: See the Department of State’s International Religious Freedom Report.
However, we strongly recommend visitors obtain a passport before travel in case of an unforeseen emergency that requires a cruise passenger to disembark and return by air. All other travelers will need a visa and/or work permit. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Jamaica. The Embassy can assist you in the following ways: Criminal Penalties: You are subject to Jamaican laws while you are here.