Visa

Jamaica visa requirements for Gambians

Jamaican Visa is not required for Gambians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Gambia citizens looking to travel to Jamaica can do so without obtaining a visa for a stay of up to 90 days.
  • Intending visitors are expected to have a passport valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry into Jamaica with at least one blank page for visa stamps.
  • Minors hoping to travel to Jamaica must either be accompanied by a parent or guardian or apply for the unaccompanied minors form.
  • Gambia nationals are required to have a return or onward ticket as well as proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in Jamaica.
  • Visitors from the Gambia will be required to show proof of Yellow Fever vaccination within 10 days before arriving in Jamaica.
  • Former convicts from any foreign country will not be allowed entry into the country.
  • Travellers are required to provide a confirmation of accommodation for their stay in Jamaica.
  • Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM and Air Canada are some of the airlines that fly from The Gambia to Jamaica.
  • The estimated flight time from Banjul, the Gambia to Kingston, Jamaica is 8 hours, 31 minutes.
  •  Although English is the official language of the country, Jamaican Patois is the most widely spoken language.
  • Jamaican Dollar is the official currency used in Jamaica and only some key tourist areas use US Dollars, credit and debit cards. 
  • Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • There are two associated power socket and plug types in Jamaica, which are type A and B. The standard supply voltage is 110 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • The climate in Jamaica is tropical as it is hot all year round, with little difference between winter and summer. The driest and coolest period in Jamaica is from January to April, which is also the best time to visit.
  • Jamaica uses the Eastern Standard Time(GMT-5) placing The Gambia 5 hours ahead of Jamaica.
  • The prominent religion in Jamaica is Christianity ( Protestants, Roman Catholics and Jehovah’s witness). Aside from that, there are other indigenous religions being practised.
  • Some delicacies enjoyed in Jamaica include Jamaican jerk chicken and pork, ackee and saltfish, Jamaican rice and peas, curry goat and escoveitch fish.
  • Getting around in Jamaica can be facilitated by buses, taxis, and car rentals.
  • Dunn’s River Falls, Rose Hall Great House, Bob Marley Museum and Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, are tourists centres to be checked out in Jamaica.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $40-$60 to spend on expenses per day while in Jamaica.