Jamaica Immigration Information

Date Updated: September 22, 2020

Jamaica Travel Authorization Form


Jamaica requires all arriving visitors to complete a Travel Authorization form. This form must be completed no earlier than 5-days before you travel to Jamaica. You can fill it out on your phone at the airport before check-in. You must receive the authorization approval before checking-in for your flight. The process is automated and you receive your response immediately unless a health related followup is required. You will need to bring a printed copy of the form, or have it accessible on your phone/tablet.

This process also automatically passes the required information to the Jamaica Immigration Form process. You won't need to complete the separate Immigration Form below.

Recent travelers have reported that the connection between the Travel Authorization system and the Immigration Form system is not consistently working. You can fill out the Jamaica Immigration/Customs form at https://enterjamaica.com/.

Online Jamaica Immigration Form

In order to promote contact-less procedures, the Jamaica Immigrations department is asking that all incoming visitors use their online immigration form. If you used the Travel Authorization form above, you won't need to use this form.

For travel August 20 to September 30, 2020, all residents of the United States of America (USA), Brazil, Dominican Republic or Mexico who are 12 years of age or over, with travel dates of August 20, 2020 or later will be required to obtain a COVID-19 RT-PCR test. The test should be conducted less than 10 days from the intended travel date at a medical laboratory that is accredited by the relevant national health authorities. For the United States of America, the medical laboratory should be accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

The above test requirement is already in effect for travel dates before August 20, for residents of the states of Arizona, Florida, New York and Texas in the USA.

The increased testing should help visitors feel safer during their visit.

See https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/traveller-categories/ for more information.


All aspects of tourist related areas will be evaluated at least every 2 weeks by the Jamaican government and any required changes will be made. I will try to keep up on the updates and will post immigration changes here. Any other COVID-19 related items will be posted on my COVID-19 information page.