Here you will find important tips and useful information for Jamaica.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in US Dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
Jamaican dollar JMD
Currency exchange rate
JMD 100 = ~ CHF 0.85 ; CHF 1 = ~ JMD 117.65 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
When using the Travel Card, you get cash in local currency at ATMs.
Please see «Banknotes» below for important information
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Please note that cash in US dollar is considered the principal mode of payment in tourist areas.
The national currency is less popular and is sometimes not accepted as mode of payment.
As a rule, goods and services may be paid for in US dollars.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
- 6 h / - 7 h during our summer time
0011 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
110 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
8.30/9.00 - 15.30/16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 16.00/17.00 h (Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat)
9.00 - 12.00/13.00 h (Wed, Thu)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals; some rental companies require in addition the international driver's license.
Minimum age for car rentals: 25 (varies by rental company).
CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Very high crime rate (mainly in the capital Kingston).
Drug dealers may attempt to use unsuspecting travelers as mules to carry drugs. Never lose sight of your luggage and carry only your personal belongings.
Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Kingston, c/o Swiss Stores Ltd., 107 Harbour Street
Tel. +1 876 948 9656
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