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Jamaica Travel warnings

Jamaica - Avoiding the Local Hassles

Perhaps one of the most beautiful of all the Caribbean islands, Jamaica is equally one of the most unique.  Sure, like other islands there are gorgeous beaches and breathtaking landscapes, but Jamaica offers a cultu

Typhoons cause havoc in Jamaica, Japan - Travel Alert

Travellers to Jamaica are being warned of the potentially devastating effects of Tropical Storm Isaac, which threatens to drench the island nation. A series of red alerts have been issued by the National Hurric

Jamaica - Making your Way Around Safely

The island of Jamaica is a traveler’s dream, offering distinct traditions, delicious cuisine and unique handcrafted art, not to mention the breathtaking landscape and inviting climate.  Surrounded by crystal blue oce

Jamaica – Making your Way Around Safely

The island of Jamaica is a traveler’s dream, offering distinct traditions, delicious cuisine and unique handcrafted art, not to mention the breathtaking landscape and inviting climate.  Surrounded by crystal blue oce

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over 6 years ago

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over 6 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Jamaica

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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Is Jamaica safe now?

Hi, there's a very high degree of crime in and around Kingston. It's not wise to walk around some of the popular tourist spots after dark, and definitely sta... read more »
about 3 years ago

Is Portmore Jamaica a safe place?

Apparently so. It's a dormitory suburb of Kingston, and I'm sure it's a lovely place to live and commute to the capital, but there's not much in the way of d... read more »
over 4 years ago

Jamaica was hit by Hurricane Irene?

Jamaica was over 600 kms away from the hurricane warning zone and 500kms from the tropical storm warning zone... would have been no affect. here's the hurric... read more »
over 5 years ago

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