Jamaica

Key facts

  • Currency: JMD:Jamaican Dollar
  • Language: English
  • Flight duration: 10 hours 30 minutes from Gatwick
  • Timezones: GMT -5

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WHEN TO GO

Jamaica’s middle-of-the-Caribbean location means it enjoys balmy temperatures all year round. The summer months are the hottest, with temperatures topping 30 degrees. Winter is a bit cooler, but still toasty by UK standards – expect the mercury to hover in the mid to high 20s. This is the driest time to visit – most of the island’s rain falls in summer and autumn. Hurricane season is from June to November, with August and September being the peak months. Severe storms are pretty rare, though.

Weather

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Health & Safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety information, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jamaica/health

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Jamaica, but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jamaica/entry-requirements

For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/