Jamaica Entry Requirements

Jamaica Entry Requirements

Last updated December 3, 2021

Below are the entry requirements for Jamaica. Please note these are fluid and can change with little notice. Please see above and note the “last updated” date. You will also find a link(s) to the most up-to-date information which we encourage you to review the week prior to travel. The following information applies to those with a Canadian passport and who are fully vaccinated. If this does not apply to you, please contact your Travel Advisor.

Most travelers from Canada with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Jamaica, but there are restrictions.


Travel is allowed with restrictions
Travelers from Canada (see 231 additional countries) who do not have a travel history in (see 7 additional countries) in the past 14 days are allowed to enter Jamaica. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling. For details and exemptions, go to Visit Jamaica
Last updated Nov 30, 2021

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival
Travelers may be required to be tested for COVID-19 on arrival if they present symptoms. If tested, travelers must wait in their hotel room for the results. For details and exemptions, go to Visit Jamaica
Last updated Nov 25, 2021

Mandatory stay in a designated area
Most travelers visiting Jamaica for tourism purposes are required to stay in a hotel or resort in a designated area (resilient corridor) for the length of their stay. Travelers suspected of being exposed to COVID-19 will be required to stay on the hotel or resort grounds for their stay in Jamaica. Travelers who do not stay in a resilient corridor must quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Fully vaccinated travelers staying in the resilient corridors are required to quarantine until they receive negative results from a COVID-19 test carried out on arrival in Jamaica. Fully vaccinated travelers staying outside the resilient corridors who have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken a maximum of 3 days of departure to Jamaica will not be required to quarantine on arrival. Vaccinated travelers staying outside the resilient corridors unable to present proof of negative COVID-19 test will be required to quarantine for 8 days or until receiving negative results of a test taken upon arrival. Unvaccinated, or not fully vaccinated travelers staying outside the resilient corridors are required to quarantine at home for 14 days.

The resilient corridors are comprised of 2 areas in Jamaica. The first is a northern segment stretching from Negril in Westmoreland across the northern coastline to Port Antonio in Portland. The second is a south coast segment running from Milk River in Clarendon westward to Negril in Westmoreland. For more detailed information about what areas fall into the resilient corridor please check Visit Jamaica.
Last updated Nov 30, 2021


No visa required

To visit Jamaica for Business or Tourism, you do not require a visa. To check permitted length of stay and other entry requirements, visit the government site.
Last updated Oct 13, 2021


Travelers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination
Travelers departing from Canadian airports, rail, and passengers vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more need to be fully vaccinated in order to board. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures. Fully vaccinated travelers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, COVISHIELD), Sinopharm, Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc), or Covaxin, and the accepted 1 dose vaccine is Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Travelers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before departure. Travelers must print, complete, and carry the indicated attestation form with them. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 12 years plus 4 months. For exemptions for travelers in the process of being vaccinated, travelers from remote communities, and more, visit the Government of Canada
Last updated Dec 1, 2021

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR, antigen, molecular, or nucleic acid test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 3 days before departure.

This requirement does not apply to:
 -Travelers under the age of 12.

Only results from oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal samples are accepted for PCR tests. Only results from nasopharyngeal samples will be accepted for Antigen tests.
Testing Types:
• Antigen Test - 3 days before departure
• RT-PCR Test - 3 days before departure
• Molecular Test - 3 days before departure
• Nucleic Acid Test - 3 days before departure
Last updated Nov 25, 2021

Mandatory travel authorization form
All travelers including Jamaican citizens and residents are required to complete a travel authorization form online a maximum of the 7 day period before departure to Jamaica.  Complete Online

A Travel Authorization is not required to book the flight. It is a requirement for check-in and boarding and the airlines will not allow passengers to board without it. Each traveler must have their own form (including minors and infants). Travelers may also apply for other family members’ Travel Authorization but must indicate that they are applying for "Someone Else" at the appropriate stage in the application process. For full details and exemptions, go to Visit Jamaica
Last updated Nov 25, 2021


Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers must wear masks in public places. For full details, go to Visit Jamaica
Last updated Nov 25, 2021

Health screening on arrival
All travelers will be screened via thermal temperature checks and symptom observation. If a traveler's temperature is elevated, the visitor will be subject to additional screening, including testing if needed. Any visitor who exhibits symptoms or are ill will be subject to quarantine. Tourists will be subject to testing if they are assessed as high risk as a result of coming from countries designated as high risk for COVID-19 transmission. For details and exemptions, go to Visit Jamaica
Last updated Nov 25, 2021

For more details refer to Visit Jamaica


Please see below for returning to Canada from Jamaica.