Jamaica visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Travel and visa requirements

Jamaican Visa is not required for Sierra Leoneans

Stay Duration: 6 months

Entry Requirements

  • Sierra Leonean passport holders  looking to travel to Jamaica can do so without obtaining a visa for a stay up to 6 months.
  • The passport is to be valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry, having at least one blank space for visa stamps. 
  • Visitors are required to show proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination within 10 days prior to arriving Jamaica.
  • Minors under age 18 looking to travel to Jamaica must either be accompanied by a parent or guardian or apply for the unaccompanied minors form.
  • Visitors are expected to have a return or onward ticket.
  • They are also required to show proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in Jamaica.
  • Travellers are required to provide a confirmation of accommodation for their stay in Jamaica.
  • Former convicts would not be allowed entry into the country.
  •  There are no currency restrictions upon entry or exit on local currency (Jamaican Dollar-JMD) and foreign currencies up to USD 10,000 its or equivalent. However, exceeding amounts must be declared.
  • Visitors are not required to pay any airport tax upon entry at the airport.
  • The total flight duration from Freetown, Sierra Leone to Montego By, Jamaica is 9 hours, 16 minutes.
  • It is illegal to smoke marijuana in Jamaica
  • Although English is the official language of the country, Jamaican Patois is the widely spoken language among the nationals.
  • Jamaican Dollar is the official currency used in Jamaica but there are some key tourist areas that use US Dollars, credit and debit cards. 
  • Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • The legal drinking age in Jamaica is 18 years.
  • The power plugs and sockets used in Jamaica are types A and B. The standard supply voltage is 110 V, with a standard frequency of 50 Hz.
  • The climate in Jamaica is tropical. It is hot all year round with little difference between winter and summer. The driest and coolest period in Jamaica is from January to April.
  • Jamaica uses the Eastern Standard Time(GMT-5),  placing Sierra Leone 5 hours ahead of Jamaica.
  • Freedom of religion is guaranteed according to the Jamaican constitution. However, the prominent religion in the country is Christianity with other indigenous religions practiced by a minority.
  • Getting around in Jamaica can be facilitated by buses, taxis, and car rentals.
  • Negril and Montego Bay are Jamaica's two main coastal resorts with exquisite sands, fine restaurants and world-class golf.
  • Rose Hall Great House, Dolphin Cave Ocho Rios, Dunn's River Falls and Bob Marley Museum are tourists centres to be visited in Jamaica.
  • Jamaican cuisines combines African, Asian, English and native Caribbean cultures. Some of the special delicacies in Jamaica include Jamaican jerk chicken and pork, ackee and saltfish and Jamaican rice and peas

Frequently Asked Questions


How populous is Jamaica?

Jamaica is the fourth-largest Caribbean island country with a population of 2,729,000 people.


When is the best time to visit Jamaica.?

The best time to visit Jamaica is November to mid-December. This is when the island's weather is the most pleasant and hotel and flight deals are the easiest to find.


Are there places for me to avoid in Jamaica?

Visitors are advised to avoid inner city areas of Kingston and New Kingston. These areas are considered to have high risk of crime ad violence.


But, if I apply for 6 months staying in I want to add another months.its in possible?

Can Sierra Leone travellers have the possibility to stay in Jamaica??