Travel Information

Welcome to Jamaica!

The JCAA is concerned about your safety, both in the air and on the ground. In an effort to ensure that you have a safe and comfortable journey, here are some tips to guide you on your flight.

  • Place all travel documents (Passport, ticket, invitation letter, relevant documents etc.) together in envelope or pouch to ensure that you do not forget or misplace them.
  • Arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before departure. The advance time is required to do necessary checks, such as check-in, security screening, baggage handling,  and any vital, last minute shopping at one of the many shops in the Departure Lounge.
  • For security reasons, travellers are not permitted to carry a number of items, including knives, scissors, firearms, ammunition, liquids., aerosols, gels, and products with similar characteristics in the carry-on bags.
  • Passengers may take on board one transparent (one quart / 1 litre) plastic bag containing liquids, gels and aerosols (such as beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, cream, toothpaste, hair gel and spray) in containers of not more than 3.4 ounces or 100 ml.
  • All liquids, aerosols and gels are to be declared at the security screening checkpoint
  • Items over 3.4 ounces or 100 ml should be placed in checked baggage
  • Remember, your carry-on baggage is your responsibility. Do not leave it unattended or let it out of your sight
  • Do not accept items from strangers or parcels with content of which you are unaware
  • Pregnant women should not travel by air if they are more than 7 months pregnant, unless air travel is deemed necessary. In all such cases,   a medical certificate, which was issued within 12 hours of the flight, is required. This certificate should  clearly state that the individual is fit for traveling and the traveller /certifying physician will be required to endorse a document which exempts the air operator(s) from any eventuality that may arise from her state of pregnancy during the flight
  • Remember to place valuables such as jewellery, laptops, iPod, cameras, video cameras, cellular phones, medicines, prescription, money, identification documents, credit cards, travelers cheques etc. in your carry-on baggage. We also recommend travellers to keep a copy of these documents in a safe place, in case of loss or theft of the originals during your trips.