Tours to Jamaica are a great opportunity to visit a country that is not just a resort with beautiful beaches, but a real natural attraction! Holidays in Jamaica are the white sands of Seven Mile Beach, the best places in the world for diving and surfing, Mineral Springs and Mayfield Falls (which are called “three waterfalls and 21 natural jacuzzis”) and, of course, the world-famous resort Mecca Montego Bay!
Individual tours from Moscow and all regions of Russia to the paradise island, which are offered by the tour operator in Jamaica, are unique! The opportunity to relax on the best beaches of Mallard Beach and Turtle side by side with world celebrities, enjoy the beauty of the Rhodes Hall resort on the Caribbean coast, and lift the mysterious screen of rich history by visiting Sun Valley Plantation. Jamaica is a real paradise for tourists with a lot of attractions, luxury hotels and luxurious restaurants.
- Currency: Jamaican dollar (JMD) / United States dollar (USD)
- Language: English, however, is also widely spoken by the local dialect, Patois.
Lying in the heart of the Caribbean, Jamaica has long been known as one of the most original resort areas in the region. The original culture of the locals, the original culture of “rasta”, “reggae” music, magnificent mountain landscapes, dozens of waterfalls, hundreds of kilometers of first-class beaches and coastal waters teeming with life – these are the main “trump cards” of the island.
Citizens of Russia and the CIS countries do not need to apply for a visa in advance to travel to Jamaica if the period of stay on the island does not exceed 30 days, and the purpose of the visit is tourism or transit to a third country. A visa is issued upon arrival in the country at the offices of the Department of Immigration of Jamaica. The cost of a visa is 25 USD. You must have a passport with a validity period of at least 6 months at the time of entry into the country, an air ticket, a confirmation of hotel reservation. An airport tax of USD 27 will be charged upon departure (cash only!). When entering the country, you must present a completed tourist card (you can find it at the airport) and keep a copy of it until departure.
Flight: from 15 hours + time for connection (depending on the schedule of the airline)
Import of foreign currency is not limited, export – within the limits declared in the entry declaration. Import and export of local currency is prohibited.
Up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco are imported duty-free (for persons over 18 years of age); up to 0.94 liters (1 quart) of spirits (excluding rum) and up to 0.94 liters of wine (for persons over 18 years of age); up to 150 ml of perfume and up to 340 ml of eau de toilette, as well as gifts up to 500 Jamaican dollars.
It is forbidden to import narcotic, poisonous and explosive substances, firearms, fresh flowers and plants, honey, fruits, non-canned meat, vegetables and fruits, goatskin products (including drums, bags and rugs), obscene materials in any form, counterfeit coins, as well as coffee (in any form) and a number of other food products.
To import pets, you must first obtain permission from the local Veterinary Department of the Ministry of Agriculture (Ministry of Agriculture, Veterinary Division). The import of birds is prohibited.
It is forbidden to export exotic animals and birds, antiques, especially those found at the bottom of the sea, as well as fur and leather products without appropriate documents. Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages are exported freely and without quantity restrictions.
In most hotels, tips are 10-15% of the bill and are included in the cost of staying at the hotel. Approximately the same in restaurants, where the cost of services is not included in the bill. In many hotels operating on the ALL INCLUSIVE system, tips are included in the price.
According to A2zgov, the security situation is rather ambiguous. Within the boundaries of large tourist areas, you don’t have to worry about personal safety – the work of its own security services is quite well established here and special police units operate. Outside of resorts, you should always exercise extra caution when dealing with locals. The standard of living of the bulk of the country’s population is extremely low, which cannot but leave an imprint on their attitude towards tourists. You should not appear outside the resort areas alone – only in groups. Be careful when responding to the invitation of a local resident to “show the real Jamaica” – most likely it will be a banal brothel or a hangout of “marijuana-loaded” local “informals”. You should especially be wary of poshly dressed young Jamaicans, who rather intrusively demonstrate their omniscience of everything and everyone – usually these are banal scammers. Women should be doubly careful.
Never eat unwashed fruits and vegetables. Milk is pasteurized, dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meats, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat, but many local dishes are unfamiliar and can cause stomach upset.
No vaccination is required to visit the country. You cannot drink tap water.
Be sure to bring sunscreen with you.