This is what Timatic, the database used by airlines for immigration information, says:
- Nationals of Jamaica are allowed to enter with an expired passport.
Warning: if departing from the USA (regardless of any destination passport exemptions), a valid passport and/or accepted departure document For details, click here is ...
Many tourists fly in to Montego Bay and take shuttle buses from the airport to Ocho Rios (and back). It has been several years since I made that trip, so I couldn't tell you prices off the top of my head, but this site indicates that taxis are about $120, with the shuttles being significantly cheaper (some hotels and resorts in Ocho Rios may also offer ...
Yes, there are alternatives.
One alternative is to see if you can purchase additional coverage on your personal auto insurance. Many companies will do this, but unfortunately most will only do it in your own country or nearby ones.
A second alternative is to purchase a specific policy that covers rental cars. Here is an example, though I have no knowledge ...
There's one way you may not have considered - although it's quite adventurous.
Websites like Find A Crew advertise boats going from A to B all around the world. They're usually looking for crew. Some will want experienced crew, while others just want someone to share the journey, and price of fuel and food with, as long as you're happy to help out and ...
(Asker here; I have just returned from my trip to Jamaica.)
1) In the touristy spots - Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, you will generally have no problem paying in USD.
I am not sure however about the less touristy spots, because by the time I got to such spots, I already had the opportunity to change my USD into JMD.
Which is what you want to do anyway ...
Citizens of many countries do not require visas in many other countries. A good example of this are US citizens not requiring visas in the EU and vice versa.
Specifically for Indian Citizens, we do not require visas in many countries as well. A good example of this might be countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Mauritius etc.
Typically this is due to diplomatic ...
If you are not a citizen, you can refuse to answer stupid questions, provided you don't mind being denied entry, flown home immediately at your own expense, and possibly having a much lower chance of being able to enter in the future. Otherwise, you need to answer the questions; countries are generally under no obligation to admit non-citizens (EU stuff ...
Indian Nationals Get Visa-Free Entry into Jamaica for Stays of up to 30-days
According to VisaHQ, Indian citizens do not need a Jamaican visa if staying in Jamaica for up to 30 days. The immigration officer will stamp the passport upon entry, and the stamp will act as a valid tourist visa. All in all you should just make sure your passport has is valid for ...
As you can see on this very detailed report on Tripadvisor, it depends where you are and what you are trying to pay for. This by the way goes for any other place that is highly frequented by one specific nationality, such as Macau and HKG for Chinese currency, Switzerland for Euro etc:
Places frequented by tourists will accept USD. There is a chance that ...
Immigration authorities may request visitors and transit passengers to prove that they will depart from the country within the prescribed period, by showing a return or onward ticket to their next international destination.
Unless stated otherwise, return/onward ticket is defined as:
a. International airline ticket (i.e. any ...
Comments have included much relevant information but seem all to be taking for granted a key fact without actually stating it:
Canadian citizens do not require a visa to enter Jamaica.
The general requirements are the fairly standard (ibid):
All visitors are required to be in possession of a national passport or other acceptable travel document ...
From this Youtube video It sounds like "the Junction" is between St Andrew's and St Mary's parishes, which are both to the north and west of Kingston. So it would seem that the inland route is the suggested one.
From what I can understand on the Toll Authority website, the only toll roads in Jamaica are not where you are going.
Visitors to Jamaica must have a yellow fever vaccination (and accompanying proof) if they've arriving from a yellow fever prone country. Other than that there are plenty of recommended vaccinations but none required.
Yes, you do need an entry visa. The information is here from the New York consulate and extracted below:
Note: When I look for the visa processing fee, there was a footnote for Nigerian applicants:
*N.B. In order to obtain a visa, Nigerian Nationals will need to provide the Consulate with a letter of invitation from individuals
they are visiting or ...
Just avoid any US-based airline; and you will not have any stops in the US. Your Aeroflot flight was a codeshare with American, which is why it had a stop in JFK.
You might also want to avoid any code-share flights with Canadian airlines; since Canada does not offer TWOV (transit without visa) for Russian citizens.
You can fly British Airways (assuming ...
By performing a skyscanner search from Jamaica to "Everywhere" with direct flights only and whole month checked, you can get a list of posibilities of where you might transfer.
The list includes several non-uk European countries. Of course, you should watch out for any flights that take place wholly within the Schengen area, as they will require a Schengen ...
There are no regular ferries or boats to Cuba from foreign ports,
although some cruise liners do visit. Yachters are expected to anchor
at the public marinas. Most ports are closed and tourists are not
permitted to walk around them. Private vessels may enter at Marina
Hemingway in Havana or Marina Acua in Varadero. There are no ...
Jump on the little buses locals use. It's fast and cheap! For a few dollars you can cross the island but it's more difficult in the evening.
There's no schedule, so you have to wait until the bus is full, but it's a great experience being 80 packed like sardines.
You cannot transit through airports in the Czech republic, Germany, Spain or the UK. The rest of Europe is fine though
Another option would be going via East Asia and flying from there to South America (India-Japan-Mexico-Jamaica for example). Japan and Mexico don't require transit visas for changing flights (without going through passport control)
Is Southwest acting on a new policy?
I don't know whether Southwest or Jamaica has changed policy recently, but Southwest should be expected to treat someone who shows (only) a US passport as a US citizen. The Jamaican consulate in New York notes that visitors must "be in possession of a return or round trip ticket to another country to which they are ...
Regarding "relevant experience" I have none but the legal system of Jamaica is based on British common-law and assuming you would ask a lawyer for legal advice I instead offer one layperson's understanding, based on UK.
If someone were to collide into me (not my fault), is the expectation that each person is responsible for repairing their own vehicle ...
(I was in Jamaica in Dec 2013.)
I had the benefit of a local Jamaican friend driving us up to the more remote parts (Blue Mountains, Reach Falls), so I do not know exactly what the most cost-efficient way of getting to these places are. My answer below pertains to travel between and within the biggish towns/cities.
Other than the municipal bus services in ...
Countries are completely free to decide whether a visa is needed or not and can therefore waive any requirement to have a visa unilaterally (e.g. to encourage tourism) or through an agreement (“if you let my citizens visit, I will let yours visit”) as they see fit. It's actually quite common for countries to allow (some) people to visit without securing a ...
You can check the visa requirement for any country using the Visa and Health page on the Star Alliance website.
Specifically for an Indian citizen visiting Jamacia, a visa is NOT required. The results include :
- Passports and/or passport replacing documents must be valid for the period of intended stay.
Visa required, ...
The Consulate General of Jamaica says you'll need a return ticket and how long you might stay is determined at entry:
Requirements For Entry Into Jamaica
All visitors are required to be in possession of a national passport or other acceptable travel document establishing nationality and identity, and bearing a photograph. The passport or other ...
You could fly to Frankfurt and take Condor 2162 to Montego Bay (MBJ). Edit: you can find tons of flights from Montego Bay to Europe here. As you can see flying to Kingston has much less options.
The best avoid-EU option is to take SU150 to Havana, Cuba and then Blue Panorama Airlines BV 1302 to Montego Bay. This is only on Wednesdays and it's not clear ...
As stated by Timatic the database used by airlines:
Visitors must hold return/onward tickets
It doesn't say "must" for most countries, but here it does.
Basically, if the check-in staff checks you carefully enough and notices this, you're not getting on your flight without a return/onward ticket.
If you do make it do Jamaican immigration, it's unlikely ...
A reasonable routing to get from India to Jamaica would be via either Istanbul, Paris, or Amsterdam to Panama City, and thence to Montego Bay or Kingston. Neither Panama, Turkey, the Netherlands, nor France require airport transit visas for Indian citizens.