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Last update 19 April 2024Diplomatic missions

Risk index

Level 4: Termination warning throughout the country (except in case of extreme necessity)


Select passport type

Regular passport: visa not required

Diplomatic passport: visa not required

Official passport: visa not required

The visa can be obtained at the border.


The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an Embassy in Jamaica. The country is serviced by the Embassy in Havana, Cuba.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Havana, the Republic of Cuba

Address: 5-ta avenida No 6407, esquina a 66, Miramar, Playa, Ciudad de La Habana
Telephone: +537 204 67 66;
Out-of-hours hotline: +535 286 24 49
Working hours: Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 17:00
Opening hours of the Consular Office: Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 17:00
E-mail: [email protected] 
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/kuba

Embassy of Jamaica in Berlin, Germany (responsible for relations with the Republic of Bulgaria)
Embassy of Jamaica in Germany
Address: Schmargendorfer Strasse 32, 12159, Berlin
Tel.: +49 308599450; +49 3085994501
Fax: +49 3085994540"

For further information and to enquire about any changes to the conditions set out in these recommendations, contact may also be made with:

Embassy of Jamaica in Berlin, Germany
Embassy of Jamaica in Germany
Address: Schmargendorfer Strasse32, 12159, Berlin
Telephone: +49 308599450; +49 3085994501
Fax: +49 3085994540

Embassy of Jamaica in Brussels, Belgium
Address: Avenue Hansen Soulie 77, 1040, Brussels, Begium,
Telephone: +322 230 1170; +322 230 1317; +322 230 4536
Fax: +322 234 6969

Consulate General of Jamaica in Paris, France
Address: 60 Avenue Foch, 75016, Paris
Telephone: +331 4500 6225
Fax: +331 4500 2063

Consulate General of Jamaica in Athens, Greece
Address: Dodekanisou 86, Petroupoli 13231, Athens
Telephone: +302 10505 3321
Fax: +302 10501 8206

Consulate General of Jamaica in Italy
Address: 1 Via G Sgambati, 00198, Rome
Telephone: +39 06 854 6626; +39 06 852 494
Fax: +39 06 840 80042

Consulate General of Jamaica in Madrid, Spain
Address: Martinez Lage & Asociados, Claudio Coello 37, 28001, Madrid
Telephone: +34 91 435 8483; +34 91 4264470
Fax: +34 91 577 3774

General information

Security level:

As of December 29, 2022, the counties of St. Anne, St. Catherine, Clarendon, St. James, Westmoreland, Hanover and some areas of Kingston and St. Andrew are under a state of emergency due to the high number of crimes and murders. An increased presence of security forces should be expected, their instructions should be followed and large gatherings of people avoided.
There is a high level of violent crime in cities, especially at night.
There are mobile police patrols, but measures should be taken to protect personal property. Avoid solitary walks in isolated places and beaches, especially in the dark hours of the day. Be vigilant when withdrawing money from an ATM. Do not wear large amounts of cash and jewelry. Do not resist robbery. Carry only photocopies of documents with you during sightseeing tours.
The security situation in international resorts, especially along the northern coast, is slightly better.
For holiday trips and other short-term stays, it is highly recommended to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs online or through the "Travel Informed" app.
We strongly recommend that you inform yourself in detail about the security situation on site and, if necessary, check it regularly during your stay.

Emergency number: 110
Police: 119


Travelers to Jamaica should take precautions against mosquito bites. There is a risk of contracting dengue fever, as well as Zika and chikungunya viruses. In case of symptoms of illness, medical attention should be sought immediately.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that travelers adhere to the advice of the Ministry of Health and the Bulgarian Red Cross to protect against mosquito bites and infection with the Zika virus: http://www.redcross.bg/advice/zika.html .
It is highly recommended that you take a medicine cabinet with you.
If you are dependent on certain medications, you should take with you a sufficient supply and proof of prescription.
The quality of medical services varies. Medical care can be expensive.
Important: If you are travelling directly from a yellow fever area (including transit), proof of a valid yellow fever vaccination is required.

Specifics of the local legislation:

Homosexual acts in Jamaica are illegal and punishable by imprisonment. Smoking marijuana is illegal. There are harsh penalties for all drug-related crimes. Conditions in Jamaican prisons are tough. Pack your bags yourself and don't accept to carry things belonging to someone else. It is not recommended to use stolen or lost and recovered travel documents, even if the notification to the competent authority has already been cancelled, as problems at the border and refusal of entry cannot be ruled out.

Road traffic:

Vehicles in the country move on the left roadway. To rent a car, you must be at least 25 years old. Road accidents are frequent. The main thoroughfares are in good condition and the other roads are not well maintained. Seat belts should be used. To be vigilant in traffic jams due to the risk of robbery. Public transport should be avoided, preferring taxis organized by the hotel. Drivers must have an international driver's license.

Practical advice:

The electricity is 110 V and is identical to the American standard.
The emergency numbers are 119 for police and 110 for ambulance.

Local currency:

Jamaican dollar (JMD)
EUR 1 = JMD 165
USD 1 = JMD 155

The import of local currency is prohibited, and foreign currency is allowed without restrictions, but must be declared.
It is advisable to take US dollars with you in cash. Debit and credit card payments are not widespread.
The export of local currency is prohibited, and the export of foreign currency is allowed up to the amount declared upon entry.


The climate along the coast of Jamaica is tropical, with two rainy seasons (May and July-October), with hot and humid weather, and in the higher parts inland of the island it is cooler. The country lies in the hurricane belt of the Atlantic Ocean, as a result of which it is quite often hit by tropical storms and hurricanes.
Hurricane season runs from June to November. It is advisable to monitor the information on http://severe.worldweather.org / ; http://www.nhc.noaa.gov / и https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tropical-cyclones .

Travel papers and visas

Bulgarian citizens need a visa to visit Jamaica for up to 30 days with the possibility of extending the stay to 90 days. It can be taken out on arrival in the country. Documents required to obtain a visa:
- 1 photo passport format;
- a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the country;
- a completed form;
- fee paid;
- return ticket;
- proof of sufficient means of subsistence during the stay;

Note: It is recommended that a check be made through a diplomatic / consular representation of Jamaica before traveling!

Travel for children under 18.

When traveling for children under 18, there must be proof of citizenship, valid travel documents and certified written consent / power of attorney / from one or both parents in accordance with the specific case.
In many cases, entry/exit fees are included in the cost of airline tickets, but this does not always apply to charter flights.
Charges for cruise ship passengers are usually included in the cost of the cruise.
It is advisable to check the fee change through the used airline / travel agency and / or diplomatic representation of Jamaica.

Competitive service

Certifications and legalizations:

In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve before the Bulgarian institutions all documents issued by the authorities in Jamaica to Bulgarian citizens must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Jamaica. Then, they need to be certified by the Embassy of Jamaica in Havana, Cuba. The signature and certifications of the Embassy of Jamaica in Havana shall be certified by the Consular Office of the Embassy of Bulgaria in the capital of Cuba.
Once the documents have been so prepared, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized company in Bulgaria and certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

European Emergency Travel Document:

In case of emergency (lost passport), Bulgarian citizens can seek on-the-spot assistance from a diplomatic mission of any EU Member State to obtain an Emergency Travel Document.

Issuance of identity documents:

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Cuba has been equipped with the biometric data equipment — fingerprints and photo which allows for the acceptance of applications for issuance of new passports, identity cards and driving licences.

The Consular Office of the Embassy in Havana accepts applications for an Emergency Travel Document.

Delivery of new ID documents abroad with DHL
The amount for the service (to the Bulgarian Embassy in Havana, Cuba) is BGN 101.53 or EUR 51.91, which is transferred to the following bank account or DHL branch:

For payment in EUR:

Beneficiary's IBAN No: BG40UNCR70001523563800.
Beneficiary’s Bank: UniCredit Bulbank AD
Beneficiary’s Bank Address: 7, Sveta Nedelya square, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

For payment in BGN:

Beneficiary's IBAN No: BG94UNCR70001523563798.
Beneficiary’s Bank: UniCredit Bulbank AD
Beneficiary’s Bank Address: 7, Sveta Nedelya square, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Your personal documents cannot be sent to any address other than that of the relevant overseas mission where the application was submitted.

As grounds for payment must be written:

BDS_name of the city_your name. Example: BDS_Havana_Ivan Ivanov
This is necessary in order for the payment to be recognised as your payment for sending prepared personal documents.

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