All Emergencies – 119
Cornwall Regional Hospital – 952-5100
Montego Bay Hope Type Health Centre – 979-5100
MoBay Hope Medical Diagnostic Centre – 953-3981
Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce – 952-6045
Jamaica runs on 110 volts, 50 Hz standard, with 220 volts available at some hotels.
The official language is English
All US citizens need a valid passport. Canadians should carry valid passports; however they may substitute certificates of Canadian citizenship bearing photographs, along with official birth certificates and original documents to prove any name change. British subjects need a passport. Japanese visitors need a passport, with a visa for any stay over 90 days.
Tax – Free Status
Through a 1981 treaty with the US, expenses for a meeting or convention are tax deductible.
A 16.5 percent general consumption tax (GCT) is levied on specific goods and services. The airport departure tax is Jid=”mce_marker”000, subject to change.
Jamaica’s modern networks connect with the world easily. Look for internet cafés and storefronts island wide to rent or buy cell phones, SIM cards and minutes. Foreign carriers roam here; rates may be higher.
Jamaicans set their clocks to GMT-5, same as US EST, but do not observe daylight saving time.
Remember to drive on the left. Speed limit is 50km (30mph) in built-up areas; 80km (50mph) on highways. Drivers must carry a valid Drivers license.
PASSPORT, IMMIGRATION & CITIZENS INFORMATION
876 752 4742
WORK PERMIT INFORMATION
876 922 9500-14
876 922 5140 or 888 287 8667