What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Jamaica?

  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Jamaica.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Jamaica:

  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B
  • Typhoid


What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Jamaica?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Medical facilities in Jamaica are available of high standard.
  • Sometimes some hospitals may not able to provide emergency services.
  • Some hospitals may require cash payment.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Jamaica and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Jamaica.

Health tips while travelling to Jamaica:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Jamaica. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Jamaica.

Also Read: Customs followed in Jamaica

Last update on January 26, 4:57 pm by Nidhi S.