Jamaica Entry Requirements

Jamaica Entry Requirements

Last updated January 18, 2022

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 are allowed to enter Jamaica. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling. For full details and exemptions, see Visit Jamaica
Last updated January 17, 2022

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. 
Unvaccinated business travelers must take a COVID-19 test on arrival at the airport.
For details and exemptions, go to Visit Jamaica
Last updated January 17, 2022

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Jamaica. Travelers who stay within the resilient travel corridor program are not required to quarantine, regardless of vaccination status.
Fully vaccinated travelers who arrive without a valid negative COVID-19 test result must quarantine until they provide a negative test result or for 8 days from arrival.
Last updated January 17, 2022


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 January 18, 2022


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. Airlines may let you complete your attestation electronically during check-in or via partner apps such as VeriFLY. In this case, it is not necessary to print the form, but travelers may do so as a precaution. If not completed electronically, travelers must print, complete, and carry the indicated attestation form with them. 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 who fail to comply, refuse, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.
attestation form

This requirement does not apply to:
• Travelers under the age of 12 years plus 4 months;
• Travelers crossing the Canada-US land border.

For exemptions for travelers in the process of being vaccinated, travelers from remote communities, and more, please check the
Government of Canada
Last updated January 12, 2022

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
For details and exemptions, see Visit Jamaica
Last updated January 17, 2022

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 January 17, 2022


Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers must wear masks in public places. For full details, go to Visit Jamaica
Last updated January 17, 2022

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 travelers who exhibit symptoms, or are ill will be subject to quarantine. Travelers 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 January 17, 2022

For more details refer to Visit Jamaica


Please see below for returning to Canada from Jamaica.