10 Best Countries To Visit On A Jamaican Passport

After my last Jamaica related article about what it is like Travelling the world on a Jamaica passport, I have decided to break it down a little to make it even more vivid.

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The last article got the attention I least expect and many did not think that travelling to visa-free countries is a possibility.

Now, an article I have never really thought of, thanks to you and your feedback. I am sharing 10 Best Countries to Visit On a  Jamaican Passport.

It is such a pleasure to share this knowledge with you all. But, remember, I am writing this for me, but also for you,  so if there are any more topics or blog post you would like for me to cover, please do not hesitate to drop me a quick Facebook message, email or an Instagram comment. I am reading and I am responding.

I have selected these countries to which I have had first-hand experience with. These are also countries that wouldn’t require too much hassle to visit coming from Jamaica or the other Caribbean Islands.

Here are 10 Best Countries To Visit on A Jamaican Passport, all of which are visa-free. For me, the visa-free part is like music to the ear.

1.Brazil

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You needed a visa to visit Brazil until February of last year. Now, it’s all visa-free. Before we go any futher, be sure to be following my Instagram account for the latest travel updates.

Now, back to Brazil. I was just here for the 2016 Rio Olympics. You can read about it here: Rio 2016 Volunteer

This, however, was my second time visiting the country and it is probably one of my favourites in South America. The people are great; they are friendly, welcoming and the country is beautiful.

I love it there! The last time I was going through immigration, the Immigration Officer was cheering on Usain Bolt. As a Jamaican, you gotta love this country. In fact, Jamaica also has a really good relationship with Brazil.

Read More: Visa-Free First World Countries You Can Visit On A Jamaican Passport

2.Cuba

CubaCuba is only 90-miles away from Jamaica and a total opposite of what we are used to. If you want to feel as if you are back in the 1950’s, add Cuba to your list of visa-hassle-free countries to visit.

I plan to re-visit soon, and the next time I do I plan to indulge myself more into some sweet Cuban salsa. The music and dance are great here; not to mention the history.

However, you will need to visit a Cuban Consulate for a visa card. It is not an actual visa, just a card with your personal details to enter the country along with your passport.

In the past, I purchased mine for $15. Prices might vary depending on your current location.

Read: 10 Reasons Why  You Should Visit Cuba

3. Argentina

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To the very last tip of the Southern Hemisphere sits Argentina. In fact, it is further south of Brazil…You can visit both in one go!

Argentina is beautiful and even though Jamaicans and possibly other Caribbean Islands are allotted no more than 30-days in each visit, I have already visited more 5 times. Yes, I cannot get enough of the football nation. They are also known for their steak and their region in the south called Patagonia. These two reasons alone are enough for me to keep going back and a reason for you to visit.

4. Dominica Republic 

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Again, one of Jamaica’s neighbouring visa-free country. Although a country that is located in the same region, it is one that promises to give you a different experience.

I visited the Dominican Republic on the behalf of Club Med Punta Cana approximately 1 month ago. You can enter to win a free trip there if you stroll to the very last tip of this featured article.

5. Chile

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Chile is home away from home for me. I have lived here for approximately 2 years, mainly because of my love for travelling and a personal desire to learn Spanish fluently as a ‘third’ language, in which I did.

Chile has two extremes. They share the most southern tip of the world with Argentina and in the north of the country, they have the driest non-polar desert. Chile is an art. Give it a go!

6. Mexico

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Friendly, helpful, friendly again and very polite. A very diverse and beautiful country. One that is filled with culture and history. I am looking to re-visit Mexico again. Maybe sometime next year.

Mexico is not a very hard country to get to from the Caribbean. Also,  Jamaicans are allotted 6-months on each visit.

7. Colombia

colombia

Let’s just say 1 out of every 5 Colombians that I personally come across wants to visit Jamaica. The sad part about it is that they require a visa to visit the island. We all know what that feeling is like.

I have visited all the countries in South America (Except for Venezuela) and Colombians are said to be some of the friendliest.

The country is vast, diverse and probably the closest in resemblance to Jamaica within the continent. Give Colombia a visit. It is way up on my ‘favourite-places’ list.

8. Panama

Panama is probably the most visited for Jamaicans with regards to this list. If you are looking to visit a country that doesn’t require a visa, I recommend giving Panama a try. I have passed through Panama a number of times, but never long enough to give a full feedback. However, I’ve heard it is a beautiful country.

9. Belize

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Here is an interesting fact about Belize. Belize has the second largest Barrier Reef in the world. Right after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

If you love diving or enjoy snorkeling then you might want to visit Belize and add the Blue Hole to your list.

I cannot even begin to express what the Blue Hole is like. I had the chance of being flown over the Blue Hole in March and I am still a little speechless. I wish I had done a video to share the experience, however, I did a quick blog post. You can view it here.

Also, I just completed a guide on Belize: Island Hopping, Mayan Ruins & The Blue Hole: A Guide to Belize

10. Ecuador

I did my very first solo trip to Ecuador and for this, I recommend it. I never want to forget where I am coming from. I went to Ecuador knowing 2 – 3 words of Spanish. You know: ¡Hola!.. ¡Buenos días!..¿Cómo estás? The locals were nice about it and it was a first good experience.

Ecuador was my first “well-travelled” country. It is one for the books.

 

If you have any questions about these countries leave me a comment below or find me on Instagram or Facebook.

** Some of these countries will require a stopover in the USA(visa required country). Please give me a few days to find out the necessary information if you do not hold a US visa. I will do a blog post. So, stay tuned.

 

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  • Kanika Bakshi
    December 28, 2018

    When I am planning for a trip I was not sure where to go but when I came across ur blog know I have made a decision to go Argentina. Thanks for ur blog.

  • Christie
    September 10, 2018

    I actually came across your page and was wondering where I could go on my passport and I choose Panama, my family and I went and it was beautiful, I fully enjoyed it even though my Spanish is bad but we had a good time and I would recommend anyone to make it apart of their travel list .

  • Kim kim
    September 7, 2018

    Hi Shea,
    Thanks for your inspiration and insight to the world I was glad to come across this. Keep up the good work.

  • Carol Whilby
    July 27, 2018

    Thanks for sharing your ideas and experience, they are very informative, i live in the states but i still have family in Ja who does not have a visa and i would love to offer a vacation, listing all these Visa free places is a great help for me not having to research every single country, i will be following you and will sent people to your site, keep doing what you are doing be safer and don’t stop sharing.

    Blessings, Grace and peace, hope i can get the information as to how to win that free ticket to the DR, i really wanna go there, my nice is a single mom and never traveled, it would be very nice to take her on that free ticket. (‘_”)

  • P Hopkins
    July 8, 2018

    It was nice to have come across your blog site sand you are very brave to travel solo. You have enlightened me much about visa- free countries, my only worry is that I dread travelling to a new country on my own. It would be good to start a travel group for us travel bug people. Or could call it travel pals group. I might start it but how to begin.

  • Neecy89
    May 22, 2018

    Hi Shea. One of my concerns has always been working and travelling… How do you balance both? What do you do?

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    • collin leslie
      How To Make The Best of 2018 | The World Up Closer
      May 10, 2018

      hi Shea, thanks for your articles on visa free countries for Jamaicans,
      my interested is in Chile, how is it, do they treat us good how is it for living and business as a Jamaican?

  • Brittanita
    December 27, 2017

    Awwww.. This is so inspiring!Thanks for the info. I’m thinking to try Panama, Colombia and Peru along with my favorite Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua❤

  • Shan
    December 26, 2017

    Hi Shae, If I am going to Mexico will I need a transit visa or can I take something else instead of getting a transit visa.

  • celebrityplusagain
    August 30, 2017

    Hi there,

    Someone I know wishes to travel to Nassau, Bahamas from Jamaica but all the flights have stops in Miami or Fort Lauderdale. This person has no US visa. How can he travel from Jamaica to The Bahamas?

    Thanks

    • Orlando
      celebrityplusagain
      November 26, 2017

      I was just in Nassau in the summer 2017. I travelled via Caribbean Airlines; it was a direct flight from KIN to Nassau. No visa, no fuss, no worries. It’s very beautiful there, your friend will love it.

    • Shelly-Ann
      celebrityplusagain
      June 1, 2018

      I have traveled to Nassau, Bahamas twice without having to go through Miami nor Fort Lauderdale. There are straight flights from Jamaica to Bahamas twice per week.

  • Woman Speaks
    August 9, 2017

    Went to Ecuador some years ago and had to travel to Venezuela first to get a visa…When did that change?

    • Shea Powell
      Woman Speaks
      August 12, 2017

      I can´t possible think Ecuador would have a visa restriction for Jamaica nationals as most countries in South America are generally visa-free. However, this might have changed. I travelled to Ecuador for the first time in 2012 and it was all visa-free for 90days.

  • Delaine
    May 24, 2017

    Hi Shea,so happy I came a across your blog and Instagram. Thanks for the follow, I am so happy I came across this article, it is exactly what I have been looking for. I wish we could have a one on one and how to get all these trips together because I would love to travel to any of these while I get my visa sorted. So happy to see so many Spanish speaking countries on the list, some of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

    Fellow Jamaica, Delaine from http://delainemyles.com

  • Naja
    May 3, 2017

    Hello Shea. I have been trying tirelessly to get some information on travelling to Ghana from Jamaica. I have friends there and can’t wait to visit their country. Would you know of the requirements? My vacation is next month.

    • ken
      Naja
      September 21, 2017

      its visa free dear you,you are very welcome to my country

      • Orlando
        ken
        November 26, 2017

        Yes Ken is right, Ghana is visa free. Just a point to note, there are a few countries (France, Germany and Netherlands) that allows visa-free TRANSIT as long as you don’t leave the airport on arrival and your connecting flight is within 12 hours of your initial arrival. I give this info to say that if you’re traveling to Africa you can either go through one of these countries (if you don’t have a visa) or go through Brazil to South Africa and make your way from there.

        Now you ask if “how do I get from Jamaica to France/Germany?” There are actually flights from MBJ to France. Another tip is to check all the other CARICOM nations to see what flights travel to those countries and plan accordingly. I go to school in Grenada and I’ve been to the other islands in the lesser Antilles and I have seen all types of planes traveling to these countries.

        I’m planning to go to Zimbabwe and because I’m already close to South America, I’m going to Paramaribo then to Brazil then hop over to SA on SAA and make my way up to Harare.

        Shea, great blog!!

  • Nzuri Waset
    April 25, 2017

    Hi Shea! I will be starting my travels soon using sites like workaway and Helpx. A friend of mine who lives in Spanish Town Jamaican will be traveling with us also. So your articles are a huge help! I wanted to know for the stops overs in the US will he require a Visa? That’s tough these days so we’re looking to go to all the Visa free countries that you advised. Thanks for the help and I love your blog Sister!

    • Shea Powell
      Nzuri Waset
      April 26, 2017

      Hi Nzuri,

      Thank you for your message. Happy to hear you will be venturing out soon. Maybe our paths will cross.

      Ok, do down to the real deal….. Usually, during stopovers in the US coming from Jamaica you will need to have a visa or a transit visa to first enter the country. Your friend will be required to go through immigration so he/she will have to have some sort of visa. If he/she doesn’t currently hold a US visa he/she could try to get a transit visa which is an easier process but probably costs the same as to an actual visa.

      Hope this helps.

      Happy travels.
      Shea

      • Ebony
        Shea Powell
        April 27, 2017

        Thank you for your reply! I definitely hope to cross paths with you one day. That would be awesome. We’ll shoot for a transit visa and see how that goes. I wasn’t sure if Jamaican citizens were eligible for transit visas in the US. So that’s good to know and worth a try. Helps a lot! Thanks again sister! Happy Travels to you also! ☺️

      • Sharlene Powell
        Shea Powell
        August 3, 2017

        i came across your blog just researching places I can go. I live in the United States but always felt limited because I still have my Jamaican Passport and my PR Card. I always wanted to start a travelling Yoga Blog and you really spark the movement in my travels. First place I will be visiting is Peru. thank you :).
        and
        Happy Travels.. Maybe we will see each other.. f

  • Braston 5
    February 10, 2017

    I’ve had the pleasure of travelling to 7 different African countries, 4 European and Mexico on my Jamaican passport and experienced a lot. I was welcomed with open arms all over Africa with the exception of just two countries. I live in the US and do not have a Jamaican accent. I’m originally from Jamaica (Mavis Bank). When I showed up at the airports everyone believe ed I was American so I was welcomed warmly but when I present my Jamaican passport it was a different story. I was treated like a celebrity in Zimbabwe and Zambia. No visa was necessary there. Most of the former British colonies do not require you to have a visa with a Jamaican passport. British commonwealth nations can travel freely from one nation to another without a Visa.

  • Braston 5
    February 10, 2017

    On your Jamaican

  • Lan The Nomad
    February 8, 2017

    Hello Shea! Great info! Also check out South East Asia where many countries give you a visa on arrival so it’s a backpacker’s dream! Super easy no matter if you’re Jamaican (or a Trini like me!). Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines… I’ll be hitting up a few of those countries next month 🙂 Keep Traveling! Bon Voyage!

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  • SIMONE
    January 3, 2017

    Hi Shea, thank you so much for the info.A few of us from my office visited Cuba for the Heroes Weekend last year. We had a fantastic time.It was even better because we stayed in casas particulares. We plan on visiting at least one Spanish speaking country every year. You definitely will be hearing from me for your guidance.

  • Pauline Stamp
    January 3, 2017

    WOW…. Great article. I am now thinking that I should travel this year.

  • Janice Beckford
    January 2, 2017

    Love the article.. can yu give some highlights on what the fare and accomodations are like

  • Winston Donald
    January 2, 2017

    In the 1980’s there was a ear of Colombians and travelling to Colombia. In fact I made a mistake by not befriending Colombians who I met. I discovered since travelling to the US that peope of Colombian descent are the warmest of all Latin Americans, not Brazilians as some thought but Colombians. I am not sure if Argentina would appeal to me. It has a history of racism so deep it has blotted out the presence of its Afro population- the same ethnicity who was at the military forefront of Argentina’s independence movement.

  • Sharon Rose
    January 2, 2017

    Thank you for sharing. I love your article. I have also visited Colombia regularly last year for medical reasons & it is a beautiful country.

    I am also glad to hear that Brazil is now visa-free. I visited some time ago & though the visa process was not a hassle, I still don’t want the inconvenience.

    Maybe in your future articles you can you can share (1) the most economical way to travel re flight, accommodations, food etc, (2) the ‘must-see’ sights and sites (3) any other restrictions such as required vaccines etc.

    Keep up the good work & we are all following you literally & figuratively.

  • Mark Plunkett
    January 2, 2017

    I love this, i do plan to travel the word one day soon and very soon.

  • AaronW
    January 1, 2017

    You can add Israel, South Africa and Turkey(you get a visa online or at the airport on arrival) to that list also

  • Sonika
    January 1, 2017

    I have a question. I am a permanent resident of The US and I hold a JA passport. Can I still travel to the other 77 countries visa free or because I’m a PR it would put a damper on my travels. What restricts me more??

    • Sharlene Powell
      Sonika
      August 1, 2017

      That’s exactly what I’m trying to figure out as well

      • Shea Powell
        Sharlene Powell
        August 2, 2017

        Hi Sharlene,

        I just answered. Let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂

    • Shea Powell
      Sonika
      August 2, 2017

      Hi Sonika, sorry for the late reply. You being a PR doesn’t affect your travels at all. Your PR status is between you and the US border entries… outside the US, other countries really don’t pay attention to that. Well, in exception to countries like Costa Rica, British Virgin Islands, Honduras etc. These countries require a visa but if you have a US visa or PR US status you will be granted entry just the same.

      When you are entering these visa-free countries these ask for your passport not your greencard, though they usually ask where you reside. Apart from that, you will treated as any regular Jamaica traveller. I hope this answer helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Odracir Jeffrey Sehguh
    December 29, 2016

    An interesting read! Thanks for unselfishly sharing!

  • Angelic Kimmy
    December 27, 2016

    omg im wowed loved travelling. this is an inspiration… cnt wait to try

  • Lorrie
    December 27, 2016

    Love your article. As mentioned in a previous comment, do one regarding raising funds to go…I really want to travel but need some money direction. BTW it’s beautiful seeing the world through your eyes. It has now even more excited me to wanna see it for myself too.

  • Kryssyp
    December 21, 2016

    Hi Shea,

    I am a Jamaican currently living in the US and I am researching my options to live in a Spanish speaking country for a year or 2 to learn spanish fluently. Did you need a special visa/work permit to stay in Chile for such a long time or you made multiple trips in and out of the country while you were there to maintain a legal travel status? How did that work? I am concern about living in a country I don’t have a legal work status.

  • Monique (@moniqwill2)
    December 17, 2016

    I appreciate your insightful look into the possibility of world travel. I’m from the Bahamas; can you do a part II to this article, including other nearby Caribbean nationalities and where we can travel Visa- free ?

    Continue to do well.

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  • Ivorine
    November 16, 2016

    Nice article. ..I’ve traveled to many places but they are the ones that require visa…like Australia. ..spain…the us…canada and Europe. ..never explored my options of the visa free countries. Thank you much for this…after Christmas in Canada I will start my year of traveling. Really liking the thought of Chile and Argentina. ..

  • Cynthia Pearson
    November 16, 2016

    Such a pity you’ve only passed through Panama. The warm welcome that I usually receive as a Jamaican never gets old. It’s a place you must stop at and savor.

  • dandilyonz
    November 15, 2016

    Thanks for these posts. Read the one last week and was really inspired. Traveling is something I’ve always wanted to do but as you said my vision also was limited to the big three. Now I’m living in Japan and I’m so excited about hopping to the countries in this hemisphere that are visa free. And I’ll definitely be down for taking my vacation in the countries you mentioned, especially now that I’ve experienced traveling on my own. It really isn’t that bad.

  • Maxwell Codner
    November 15, 2016

    only Belize as a English speaking country?

  • Significant Otter (@RoamingCai)
    November 15, 2016

    I’m glad you added Peru in the comments, because not only is it great, the locals LOVE Jamaicans too 🙂
    I’m a bit confused about Panama though- I saw something just a few weeks ago about Jamaicans needing a visa, though I never recalled getting one. What’s up with this confusion?

    • Kryssyp
      Significant Otter (@RoamingCai)
      December 21, 2016

      Jamaicans do not need visa to visit Panama. However, they need to have a return flight.

  • raymond thomas
    November 15, 2016

    Great ARTICLE

  • Anthony Jolly
    November 14, 2016

    This is great gonna try Dom Rep

  • Errol
    November 13, 2016

    Your article is wonderful, keep on give us ideas as where to go especially in South America and Central America region.

  • Jodian
    November 13, 2016

    Love this… ever since having my daughter I just have the urge to travel the world so she can experience different cultures….. plz plz plz visit Suriname… I love it there spend 2weeks vacation…. wanted stop go to Brazil but the paper work to drive over is hectic… anyways we spent a day in Curacao on a stop over love it……. my best friend told me about panama and my aim is to visit next year ….. girl I love you ….. thanks…. and visit Suriname…I’m promoting that country

  • Melita Vincent
    November 13, 2016

    Thanks for this article. You have renewed my interest in Cuba, Panama and Dominican Replubic.

  • Errol
    November 13, 2016

    Panama is like Miami to me.

  • Shesh
    November 13, 2016

    Thank you for a peek at some of the countries I’ve been wanting to visit. I am hoping to visit Mexico next year; can you recommend the best area for food?

    • Lisanya Tempestt
      Shesh
      January 2, 2017

      Shesh please visit downtown Mexico City if you want authentic Mexican food. Be careful though. They love black people and you may spend the day taking photos.

  • Jehn
    November 13, 2016

    Hey Shea! I love this article. My concern is finance, I’m currently working and saving but I really want to start traveling and never return. However, I need a way to make money while travelling. I’m a writer but I can’t seem to find legit work online. Any suggestions?

  • Vanessa
    November 13, 2016

    Hey, really love your posts. So glad I stumbled across your blog! So I’ve probably touched soil on 4/6 of the continents (Asia if you count a layover and not including Antarctica haha) but I’ve never been to South America! Which is interesting because it has the most countries you don’t need a visa to visit….Have you been to Uruguay? What are your thoughts about there?

  • Mark
    November 12, 2016

    Very good article on visa free travel. Love it very much. Caracas I have visited four to five times, very nice and you can connect to the other islands Aruba and Bonaire.

  • Nicole Bailey
    November 12, 2016

    Nice blog post. You’re right, it does sound like music to the ear when Jamaicans can travel visa free to some countries. I noticed you mentioned Colombians require visas to visit Jamaica. Actually, they get up to 30 days visa free entry to Jamaica. Keep up the good work.

    • Shea Powell
      Nicole Bailey
      November 12, 2016

      Nicole, thank you so much for your message.

      As regards to the Colombians-visa-related issue, it must have been a recent change. The last time I checked they needed a visa to visit. They get 30 days to visit our Island. How amazing!

  • Thompson Tomorrow's Promise
    November 12, 2016

    Always wanted to go somewhere other than the states and i was searching for visa free countries but your article narrowed it down for me . Thanks much .plz do a feature on accomodations, airfare and persons without a US visa travelling intransit

    • Shea Powell
      Thompson Tomorrow’s Promise
      November 12, 2016

      I am happy to be of help. I will do a feature of about that topic soon. 🙂

  • Andrew Francis
    November 12, 2016

    I agree, we should visit ‘other’ places…too much focus on the hyped – up places.
    But please, what of Africa ? …can we show people that it’s not just “full of savages living in huts”, that there are great buildings and attractions there….that, for instance Ghana takes Jamaicans without visa ( or is it The Gambia ?…or both ? )…also South Africa …anyway, Africa is a place, too…..and it’s Ghana , Gambia & Nigeria are NOT further than Europe !…check the World Map, please !

    • Shea Powell
      Andrew Francis
      November 12, 2016

      I did mention in my previous post “Travelling The World On A Jamaican Passport” that I will be visiting Africa soon. I am really excited about that and cannot wait to share my experiences.

      Thank you for your input. 🙂

      • Trudy
        Shea Powell
        June 13, 2017

        Hi shae wats the tips on visiting nigeria

        • Shea Powell
          Trudy
          July 20, 2017

          HI Trudy, I have never been but currently looking towards visiting soon. Maybe I can get some insights from friends who have already visited. Do you have any specific questions?

    • Z Dwyer
      Andrew Francis
      April 23, 2017

      i actually do wish to visit Africa, but something is holding me back, maybe its the fact that South Africa is a place of war and human trafficking but then again so are many places in south america and even mexico, everywhere is dangerous … but it all depends on who is really willing to take that risk and i doubt i would be able to persuade my family and friends about that even though it would be a very interesting adventure. I am still very hesitant about visiting these places but i guess it all depends on whether or not you have your head on your body and your awareness to your surroundings.

  • Salt in our Hair
    November 12, 2016

    What a beautiful pictures! We like to visit Brazil really soon.

    • Shea Powell
      Salt in our Hair
      November 12, 2016

      I love Brazil. It’s one of my favourite places so far. 🙂

      • Dahlia Clayton
        Shea Powell
        November 14, 2016

        Panama is a stop over point from Jamaica to countries where there is no direct flight. No us visa needed.

      • Trudian Palmer
        Shea Powell
        February 6, 2017

        HI Shea thank u for your post. It’s awesome. I use to think material stuff were all to life. Until I broke up with my ex. I started looking at life different. I have been travelling not as often as u. But I try to get our go new places, take in all there is to know. I just came back from Canada couple weeks ago. Then I did my cruise from Miami port to Bahamas and Cozumel Mexico. It was breathtaking. Real awesome. Great and I plan to continue

  • Melecia Brown-Bromley
    November 12, 2016

    Shea! (pretty name:)) I’m looking forward to your article about how to amass the money to travel! My next stop is China and Lord knows when they’ll be enough to tackle the six on your list i haven’t been

  • chantol
    November 12, 2016

    This post comes very handy and me n ma gf r planning a trip as we speak bt we dnt know where to go!bt after reading dis post I sure av couple places in mind n researching to do! If u can state hotels n sites to visit when at these placea dat wud be nice! YOU ARE MY EYES TO THE WORLD! thenk u

  • G
    November 12, 2016

    Where’s Singapore? Albeit not cheap, it trumps most places (no pun intended)
    Its like a very rich version of Jamaica

  • jody4president
    November 12, 2016

    Very good blog, I am slowly making my way through all the post.. Pretty awesome.

    • Shea Powell
      jody4president
      November 12, 2016

      Thank you so much Jody! 🙂

      • Simone
        Shea Powell
        June 5, 2018

        Do I need a visa to visit Bahamas. I am in Jamaica

  • Nikalee
    November 12, 2016

    Thanx very much. I never knew you didn’t need a visa for a lot of those places. I will definitely travel to one of them next year. Muchas gracias!

  • Claudia Sterling
    November 12, 2016

    Great information, I wish I could visit all ten.

  • Samantha
    November 12, 2016

    I share your passion for travel and other cultures.. but how did you not mention Peru.. oh the history!. Went for my honeymoon. I shall return

    • Shea Powell
      Samantha
      November 12, 2016

      Samantha! After finishing the blog post I realized I didn’t include Preu. MY BAD! If anyone is reading this, please consider Peru as well. I love that country.. 🙂

      • Angie Hall
        Shea Powell
        November 12, 2016

        Hi Shea…..
        Wondering what is the the cheapest country to live in for 6 months visa free and I think its great that Jamaicans can travel visa free but dont like that if their plane flies over the U.S.or Canada they cant go because theyre flying over visa mandatory countries .Now….I heard you can apply for a transit visa but that $16,500. JMD$ on top of the cost of your flight .If you dont apply for a transit visa you can only fly on COPA. Airline and pay $120,0000JMD for flight to Mexico because Copa doesnt fly or stop over the U.S.

  • Aisha
    November 12, 2016

    Thank you so much for this article. I am so inspired to visit all of these places. Sometimes just being Jamaican feels like enough to discourage you from visiting other places because of all the horror stories put there about the visa process for most countries. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this article. Much love xxx

  • Shereen
    November 12, 2016

    Inspired! Solo travelled to Cuba and Mexico and surprise lots of English speakers. Just do it

  • Carole
    November 12, 2016

    Appreciate the tips

  • Shameika Dolphy
    November 12, 2016

    Thanks so much for this article, opened my eyes to another side of the world. Ever since loosing my mom a year ago I’ve had a strong travel urge.. This really is helpful
    You’re a gem.

  • Cami
    November 12, 2016

    Can you jus highlight reasonable or cheap accommodations for these places please? I’d like to start planning a trip

  • marvel spence
    November 12, 2016

    I enjoy reading ur column, but for someone like me who never travel before what are the other requirements to go to these countries

  • Karelle Elizabeth
    November 11, 2016

    I woke up one day this year bit by a travel bug! Intention? Realizing the world is bigger than the states and Europe. First on my list was curacao. Loved it! Second should have been a toss up between Cuba and Dom Rep for NYE but I think curacao is calling me again! Lol visa free btw! Girl you’re inspiring ! What are your thoughts on doing a solo travel? Where’s best recommended?

    Ps… love the Latin culture love the music love the dancing, know words to some of their songs…. dont speak a lick of the language! Lolol

    • Shea Powell
      Karelle Elizabeth
      November 11, 2016

      Hi Karelle,

      If this list was more than 10, I would have added Curacao. I loved it there, even though I only visited for a day on a stopover to Colombia.

      My thoughts about Solo travelling: GO FOR IT!
      I am a solo traveller. All my trips are done solo—with a camera and backpack; sometimes a luggage. LOL. I will do some tips on this soon. Thanks for checking out the post. Happy travels! 🙂

  • Jennel Christie
    November 11, 2016

    I am happy that you are sharing your experience so that others (myself incuded) will look outside of the places that we normally visit. I am a little concern though that majority of these locations are Spanish speaking countries. Do you have any recommdation or suggestions for person who may have a concern in this regard?

    And please keep sharing.

  • Adriana
    November 11, 2016

    Once again Shea.. You are such an inspiration. I am now looking to visit one of these countries next year. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  • Melaine
    November 11, 2016

    I enjoyed the read. Keep them coming Shea

  • Nicole Samuels
    November 11, 2016

    Loving this so much.. I am such a fan of your girl. New subscriber here.

    • Shea Powell
      Nicole Samuels
      November 11, 2016

      Thank you so mcuh Nicole. 🙂

  • Tracy
    November 11, 2016

    Omg Shea. Thank you so much for this. I really want to visit Brazil and now its good to know that I do not need a visa to visit. Looking forward to your other posts.

    • Shea Powell
      Tracy
      November 11, 2016

      Brazil is amazing. You will love it 🙂

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