Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Irma

U.S. Embassy Kingston alerts U.S. citizens to the presence of Category 5 Hurricane Irma affecting the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.  Although there are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect for Jamaica or the Cayman Islands, the National Hurricane Center forecasts that Irma will remain a powerful storm throughout the week. We advise U.S. citizens to monitor local and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air – February 2, 2017

This message is to inform U.S. citizens that U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate Curacao personnel from flying on Insel Air.  The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations.  You are receiving this message because Insel Air also flies to Jamaica. On December 27, 2016, an Insel Air ...
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Voting Message! U.S. Elections 2016

Steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA ...
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Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Kingston informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has upgraded its advisories regarding the Zika Virus. Local health authorities have also confirmed the presence of Zika virus in Jamaica. The full advisory can be found at http://moh.gov.jm/jamaica-confirms-first-case-of-the-zika-virus/ . For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website . To obtain  CDC travel notices, call the CDC  at ...
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World Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ...
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Taking care of Personal Security

Warden Message The U.S. Embassy in Kingston reminds U.S. citizens visiting and residing in Jamaica of the need for caution and awareness of personal security on the island. According to statistics prepared by Jamaican law enforcement authorities, crime levels have increased across the country in the early months of 2015, with homicides up 18% and ...
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Jamaica’s Zero-tolerance Policy to Firearms and Ammmunition

The U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica reminds all travelers that both the Government of Jamaica and the Government of the Cayman Islands have zero-tolerance policies towards firearms and ammunition. In recent months, a number of U.S. citizens have been detained at the airports in Kingston, Montego Bay and Grand Cayman because firearms or ammunition were ...
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Protect Yourself from Mosquito-borne Diseases

Many of you have heard about the progression of Chikungunya throughout the Caribbean with the most recent transmissions occurring in Central and South American countries as well as some imported cases in the US and other nations.  The CDC has been closely tracking Chikungunya as it moves through the Caribbean since the Aedes mosquitoes that transmit it are common in ...
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