Travel guide

Caribbean beauty against a backdrop of Rastafarianism

Its lush topography and geographical location make it one of the most beautiful islands in the world! Above all, one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, and its largest.

To the east, we don’t stay long in Kingston, but we do stop off in the footsteps of Bob Marley, if you’re a music lover. Then it’s on to the Blue Mountains, named after the color created by the sun’s rays.

Enjoy the beaches of Montego Bay (known locally as “MoBay”), Ocho Rios, one of the most famous seaside resorts, and Negril, to the west, for more authenticity and encounters with the locals.

The history of the Jamaican people is not forgotten: slavery and the sugarcane fields are part and parcel of it. But what stands out most are the mixtures of this past, between Africanism and Rastafarianism.

Time difference



Jamaican dollar


Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • How are you? = How are you ?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Fine, thank you, and you ?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Do you speak French/English ?
  • Je comprends/ Je ne comprends pas = I understand / I don’t understand
  • Pardon = Sorry
  • Au revoir = Goodbye
  • Bienvenue =Welcome
  • Merci (beaucoup) =Thank you (very much)
  • Excusez-moi/SVP =Excuse me/Please
  • Je suis Français(e) = I am French
  • Je m’appelle… =My name is …
  • Non merci =No thanks
  • Oui/Non = Yes/No
  • De rien/Je vous en prie = It’s nothing/You’re welcome

Key figures

Jamaica is 06:00 off French time and 07:00 off in summer.

When it’s noon in Paris, it’s 06:00 in Kingston in December, and 05:00 in July.

Good to know

American electrical outlet – Type A and Type B

To call Jamaica from France, dial 1 + 876.


Up-to-date vaccinations:

  • DTPolio
  • MMR (in children)

Depending on where you travel: Hepatitis A & B, typhoid fever and meningitis. Ask your GP for more details.


Visas are not required for tourist trips of up to 30 days, or for business trips not involving paid employment.

For tourist stays of over 30 days, and for stays for reasons other than tourism, travelers must apply for a visa at the Jamaican Embassy in Brussels.

The passport must be valid for the entire duration of the stay, and preferably for 6 months after the date of return.