Thursday, June 17, 2010

Things to know about Jamaica

Jamaica as a holiday destination needs no introduction. This breathtakingly beautiful Caribbean Island attracts more than one million tourists every year and each year sees a growth in the numbers. Visitors can make their trip to the island all the more special by staying in Jamaica accommodation rentals that are part hotels and part home, implying that they combine the best of both and that too at rates that are affordable and suit all group sizes and budgets.

To help you plan your trip, here are some things that you should know about Jamaica.

Entry requirements
Citizens of the USA and Canada don’t need a visa to enter. However, they need to show a proof of citizenship, which is a valid passport. Citizens of Canada can also show their ‘Statement of Live Birth’ accompanied with a government-issued photo ID. Permanent residents of Canada, however, have to show a valid passport as also their landing papers.

Japanese citizens can enter with a valid passport; however if they wish to stay for more than 90 days, they would need a visa. British citizens can enter with their valid passports. For citizens of other countries, a valid visa is a must.

It is illegal to take firearms and ammunition in and out of the country.

Water is purified using modern techniques and is safe for drinking.

Medical facilities
Medical facilities are available in all tourist towns. Private doctors are also easily available through out the island. The MoBo Hope Center in Montego Bay offers emergency services all seven days a week.

Although the island has a fair share of hotels, you can consider staying in Jamaica accommodation rentals that provide you all the services and amenities you could ever want for a comfortable stay and also allow you to soak up the local spirit and explore the island at your leisure and pace.

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