10 Best Visa-Free Countries To Visit On A Jamaican Passport in 2022

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How-To-Travel-To-mexico-From-JamaicaWe are back with the Jamaican passport article and I believe this has probably taken me a little too long to put together due to t
he uncertainty, the unpredictability, the anxiety. To be fair, I haven’t quite figured out how to do to this just yet. Travelling has looked so different for me over the past few months. However, waking up in someplace new has never been so appealing. With that being said, be sure to follow my Instagram account for the latest travel deets: The World Up Closer 

Like in 2018, 2019, and in 2020 before the pandemic hit, I’ve put together the best places to visit on a Jamaican passport. Whilst I believe it’s a little different travelling these days, I do believe it’s necessary to take into consideration how we go about doing it. Here are the best Visa-Free countries to travel on a Jamaican passport in 2022 for a mental escape. 


1. Mexico 

I believe in every single “visa-free” article I’ve done..  Mexico is always there. I could go on and on about this country. The food. The people. The culture. 

Jamaicans are allotted to 180 days of visa-free travel. Therefore visiting Mexico is such a breeze. Mexico is a huge country and the variety you get is unreal. Decide on visiting a specific area and if you have enough time you could even travel-deeper. Forget the ever so touristy areas and travel south to places like Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido. Highly recommended. 

If you’re wondering about the language, take it as a learning lesson. I promise you’ll come back knowing more Spanish than when you originally went. I remember when I was learning in Chile, one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Now I’m fluent. It’s a learning experience. Try something new this year. 

How to get to Mexico From Jamaica: 

Book with Copa Airlines to Panama (PTY) 

Take a second flight from Panama to anywhere in Mexico. Possibly Mexico City (MEX) as the flights are usually cheaper on this route.

Daily Budget For Mexico ( Food+ Accommodation+Travel)

15+70+15= 100 USD 

*Prices may vary depending on the range of accommodation. Accommodation price listed is for mid-range.


2. The Bahamas 

Jamaicans travelling on a Jamaican passport are able to visit the Bahamas for 90 days of visa-free travel. However, I will be completely transparent here. Travelling from Jamaica to the Bahamas is expensive. At least, expensive in my eyes. I’ve travelled all the way to Europe late last year for a much lesser price that I would have flown for from Kingston to Nassau. The average flight price is around $700USD roundtrip with Caribbean Airlines. Expensive! However, here’s why you should still consider The Bahamas for a mental escape. 

Aside from it being a visa- free destination—all you need is a your Jamaican passport kinda-vibe…  It is a direct flight from Kingston & Montego Bay making the transit is easy peasy. I love that for us. The Bahamas is made up of several islands and getting from one to the other is not hard. It features  some of the most impressive beaches I have ever seen. When I think about the Islands of the Bahamas…They are basically the true meaning of “Paradise.” 

How To Get To The Bahamas from Jamaica: 

Book with Caribbean Airlines to Nassau (NAS) 

Flight are on selected days during the week (Wednesday & Friday). When searching for flights, you’ll need to search using those days. 

Daily Budget For The Bahamas ( Food+ Accommodation+Travel)

40+150+50= 240USD 

*Prices may vary depending on the range of accommodation. Accommodation price listed is for mid-range.


3. Panama 

I want to believe that Panama is slightly underrated. Let me sell it to you! First thing, the price! You can fly to Panama City for  $401USD round trip, I mean not bad. 

Panama, although somewhere similar to the rest of the Caribbean, here’s what makes it stand out. The culture is interesting, it’s a mixture of Caribbean and Afro-Latino vibe. I can’t get enough of this right here. *chef’s kiss”

It’s Spanish-Speaking and you already know how I feel about a foreign language. It’s a learning experience. Perfect to try something new.  Not only it is direct from Kingston and visa-free, but you can also for a whopping 180 days! No visa is needed for a whole 6-months in Panama, similar to Mexico. 

In addition, for my fellow Jamaicans who are working remotely, if you’re looking to work & travel remotely in  another country, Panama should be high on your list. It’s a hub for digital nomads. 

How to get to Panama From Jamaica: 

Book with Copa Airlines to Panama ( PTY)

 Daily Budget For Panama (Food+ Accommodation+Travel)

20+55+20= 95USD 

*Prices may vary depending on the range of accommodation. Accommodation price listed is for mid-range.



Let’s venture out a little. Let’s head over to the motherland and to the continent of Africa. This time, Tanzania. For a whole 90-days, Jamaicans can roam around Tanzania visa-free. 

Tanzania is an East African country known for its wildlife which also features the safari mecca of the “big five” (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Tanzania is also home to Africa’s highest mountain. More than just the Safaris, you’ll find the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influence.

Tanzania has so much to offer and if you’re thinking of travelling in 2022 try to make this spot your destination. 

How To Get To Tanzania From Jamaica: 

First leg of  flight from Kingston to Panama City (PTY) with Copa Airlines 

Second leg of flight from Panama City (PTY) to Doha (DOH) with Qatar Airways

Third leg of flight from Doha (DOH) to Zanzibar (ZHZ) with Qatar Airways

Daily Budget For Tanzania (Food+ Accommodation+Travel)

15+55+10= 80USD

*Prices may vary depending on the range of accommodation. Accommodation price listed is for mid-range.


5. Mauritius 

Have you ever heard of Mauritius? Yes? No? Maybe? Okay, let’s talk about it. Mauritius lies in the continent of Africa, east of Madagascar in the Indian ocean with a population of just over 1 million. It is a volcanic island of lagoons which is known for its beaches with coral reefs.

The official languages here are English, French Creole & Mauritian Creole. If you were worried about language barrier. I think you’ll be just fine here.  

The coastline here is unreal. If you’re looking for an African-topical island getaway, Mauritius is a good pick. This is not exactly a direct flight from kingston, but if you’re interested in seeing something different, trying something different and exploring a totally different culture… Highly recommended. 

Here’s How To Travel To Mauritius From Jamaica:

First leg of  flight from Kingston to Panama City (PTY) with Copa Airlines 

Second leg of  flight from Panama City (PTY) to Sao Paulo (GRU) with Copa Airlines 

Third leg of flight from Sao Paulo (GRU)  to Johannesburg (JNB) with Qatar Airways

Fourth leg of flight from Johannesburg (JNB) to Mauritius (MRU) with Air Mauritius

Daily Budget For Mauritius (Food+ Accommodation+Travel)

30+100+50= 180USD

*Prices may vary depending on the range of accommodation. Accommodation price listed is for mid-range.

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There are a few interesting things about Singapore that I believe I should make mention of before I get into it. Here go’s: Singapore happens to be the only “developed” or should I say “first world” country where Jamaicans travelling on a Jamaican passport can visit without needing a visa. Singapore is also rated as one of the cleanest countries in the world. Also, similar to Japan, it is one of the most wired and technologically advanced countries in the world. 

Now that we’ve been through that.. Let’s get into it. Jamaicans can visit Singapore for up to 30 days. This is not one of the most budget friendly  countries I’ve been… but it’s definitely the most futuristic. However,  after visiting  for the first time in 2018, I cannot wait to return. 

Here’s How To Travel To Singapore From Jamaica:

First leg of  flight from Kingston to Panama City (PTY) with Copa Airlines 

Second leg of  flight from Panama City (PTY) to Sao Paulo (GRU) with Copa Airlines 

Third leg of flight from Sao Paulo (GRU)  to Singapore (SIN) with Latam Airlines

Daily Budget For Singapore (Food+ Accommodation+Travel)

20+150+10= 180USD

*Prices may vary depending on the range of accommodation. Accommodation price listed is for mid-range.



7. Kenya 

A bucket-list country right here and I believe everyone who’s reading this should at some point  consider visiting Kenya. 

The welcome here from the locals to a fellow Jamaican is enough to want to be there. Just incredibly warm welcome. The moment they are aware that you are Jamaican they make an instant connection, whether is has to do with our music, our food, our public figures… or just the fact of being Jamaican. 

Kenya is one of the main destinations for Safaris– a once in a life experience to see the animals in the wild. The mix of culture here is something to experience as well. The food. The people. All the good things you’d need to have an amazing experience. 

Jamaicans can visit Kenya for up to 90 days without a visa here in Kenya. 

Here’s How To Travel To Kenya From Jamaica:

First leg of  flight from Kingston to Panama City (PTY) with Copa Airlines 

Second leg of  flight from Panama City (PTY) to Sao Paulo (GRU) with Copa Airlines 

Third leg of flight from Sao Paulo (GRU)  to Kenya (DOH) with Qatar Airlines

Daily Budget For Kenya (Food+ Accommodation+Travel)

25+60+30= 115USD

*Prices may vary depending on the range of accommodation. Accommodation price listed is for mid-range.



My goal this year is to explore more of the Caribbean. I don’t think been to as much as I’d like. Grenada is one that is at the top of my list. 

Here’s why: it’s visa free. For a whole 180days (6 months) Jamaicans can visit Grenada without having to worry about a visa. 

The lush nature of Grenada is something that is truly something to look forward to. Apart from Dominica, Grenada is also rated as a nature-hub of Caribbean. Perfect for a visa-free mental escape location. Not the mention the beaches. 

Here’s How To Travel To Grenada From Jamaica:

First leg of  flight from Kingston to Trinidad (POS) with Caribbean Airlines

First leg of  flight from  Trinidad (POS) to GND with Caribbean Airlines via SVD

Daily Budget For Grenada (Food+ Accommodation+Travel)

50+150+15= 215USD

*Prices may vary depending on the range of accommodation. Accommodation price listed is for mid-range.

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They are so many interesting things about Botswana. You just gotta go. It  has the largest concentration on Elephants in the world and nearly 40% of the country is made up of national parks which gives the wildlife enough space to freely roam around.

Botswana is landlocked and one of 4 African countries that meet. This is the only place in the world where 4 countries meet between borders.  

I could go on and on about Botswana but I think you get the picture that it is indeed a special place. Oh, the places your Jamaican passport can take you!

Here’s How To Travel To Botswana From Jamaica:

First leg of  flight from Kingston to Panama City (PTY) with Copa Airlines 

Second leg of  flight from Panama City (PTY) to Sao Paulo (GRU) with Copa Airlines

Third leg of  flight from  Sao Paulo (GRU)  to Johannesburg (JNB) with Qatar Airways

Fourth leg of  flight from  Johannesburg (JNB) to Gaborone (GBE) with Airlink

Daily Budget For Botswana (Food+ Accommodation+Travel)

15+60+10= 85USD

*Prices may vary depending on the range of accommodation. Accommodation price listed is for mid-range.


10. Curaçao 

Many Jamaicans would have already heard about Curaçao but maybe just maybe, we’ve never quite thought about visiting for a sweet getaway. 

Curaçao is just a few hours over the water and also a country that has so much to offer. It is one of the few countries I’ve been to where basically everyone speaks 3 different languages: English, Dutch, Papiamento. How impressive! 

The architecture, the culture is pretty interesting due to the fact that Curaçao has a Dutch influence. 

You can fly directly from kingston to Willemstad. To add, the flight is affordable.. for a change! Once again I love that for us. 

Book with Jet Air to Curaçao (CUR)

Daily Budget For Curaçao (Food+ Accommodation+Travel)

40+110+20= 170USD

*Prices may vary depending on the range of accommodation. Accommodation price listed is for mid-range.


I love inspiring my fellow Jamaicans to go out and see somewhere new. I believe the world is meant for us explore. Of course, travelling on a Jamaican passport is not the easiest, but it’s definitely not impossible. Always remember to travel safe and travel smart. 

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  • Shaneil Sullivan
    October 4, 2022

    As a travel enthusiast, I found this blog quite fascinating and awe-inspiring, commendations to you. You are a brave globetrotter. This blog is worth reading-the information provided was valuable. I found the breakdown of how much is needed to survive daily helpful ,and these tips will be essential when formulating my budget. My current US visa will expire soon, which left me feeling daunted, so I am delighted to know that my options for travel are not limited. With the vast amount of information you gave it is hard to decide where I should try first (Mexico, Panama, or Singapore). I got a vivid and realistic viewpoint of all these other countries. This blog is a must-read for persons seeking additional information on visa-free countries to travel to on a Jamaican passport. Bon Voyage!

  • Khalessi
    September 21, 2022

    Thank you for this as im new to the travel world this helps me alot i really appreciate it im gonna head on over to see which i should visit first and see if i can have a group trip thanks again

  • Omesha
    August 23, 2022

    Hi Michelle, I stayed at RIU the first time then an Airbnb in Marbella the second time. To be honest, Panama City felt safe so Obarrio, Marbella, Casco Viejo or Costa del Este

  • Marlene M.
    July 23, 2022

    Thank you so much. KENYA and BOTSWANA loading.

  • Ashley
    July 5, 2022

    This was SUPER helpful Shea. I’m doing as much research as I can for my first (non-US) overseas trip. I’ve narrowed the decision down to Panama, Mexico or Dom Rep. It’s gonna be a tough decision!

  • Sasha Robins
    June 18, 2022

    This is such a great list to share! I have to say South Africa is a visa free, A-mazing destination, right beside Botswana. I live, breathe and love all things SA (specifically Cape Town). It’s Manhattan, South Beach, Europe all rolled into 1. Christmas time is best cause it’s their summer. Joburg is great too you can’t go without doing a tour of Soweto home to Mandel & Tutu (houses just too close to each other) & Trevor Noah! So much rich history, so much beauty & things to do, so much beautiful fashionable black ppl! I

  • Jamila
    April 3, 2022

    I always look forward to these posts from you. You are such a huge inspiration Shea.

  • Trish
    February 20, 2022

    Hey Shea,
    Thank you for this. I love all the effort you put in to guide us!
    I’m planning on vacaying in St. Kitts & Nevis. Can you share a breakdown of how to get there etc. Like you did on this list, please?

  • Trudz
    February 17, 2022

    Hi Shea, thanks for another concise list. The flight break down makes all the difference for me… The fire to visit The Bahamas has been rekindled.

  • Khadeja Bryan
    February 8, 2022

    Hi Shea! Thanks so much for sharing all the details on these countries. I really appreciated the flight breakdown and also the estimated daily cost while staying in each country. This definitely helped me to single out what countries work better for me when I’m planning my next vacation.

  • Njeri smith
    February 5, 2022

    I absolutely loved the list and descriptions you provided. Mexico has been at the top of my list for a while now. Def thinking of doing so this summer.

  • Chrissy
    February 5, 2022

    Thanks much for sharing. Love that no US visa required! But I was looking out for info on covid protocols/entry requirements for these countries. Still, very informative. Kudos.

  • MoniQue
    February 2, 2022

    Thanks for sharing

  • Hyacinth Walker
    February 1, 2022


  • Omesha
    February 1, 2022

    Anyone who wants to go to Panama, go! I went there second week of December 2021. Tip – Stay in Marbella or Obarrio districts. Some hotels cost $70-$100 nightly and offer complimentary breakfast with your stay but you can go to an Airbnb for $30-40 nightly. I spent only $1200 for one week stay inclusive of accommodation, the ticket price and $300 US worth of clothes from Albrook and Multiplaza Malls – 10 tops, two sandals, three jeans, handbag, jewelry and perfume. I also went partying to Casco Viejo nightly lol and visited the Panama Canal and Metropolitan Park. Saved a lot on transportation because I could walk to dinner and breakfast in Marbella district because of how safe it was. I’ll be heading to Quintana Roo, Mexico next for Easter. Thank you for this list

    • Michelle
      July 7, 2022

      Hello Omesha, could you kindly share the name of the place you stayed while visiting. Any other tips would be appreciated.

  • Nicky
    January 26, 2022

    Good morning. Very informative. However, you forgot to mention that while Singapore is one of the cleanest countries, it is not by chance that it is. They imprison people for littering…

  • Alicia Benjamin
    January 25, 2022

    Do you need to have a certain money to enter these country? Last time I spoke with a friend in curacao I was told I needed that

  • Kirk
    January 23, 2022

    amazing list. Singapore, the African countries and Grenada are all on my bucket list!

  • Damion c
    January 23, 2022

    Awesome read

  • Patrice R
    January 23, 2022

    I love this ! Thanks for the info. I see where someone said they’re happy bc they don’t have a US visa…I thought u were indicating that a visa isn’t need for that country but I suspect we may still need a US visa particularly for those that have several connections …I wldnt mind being wrong on this though…which is it ?

    • Shea Powell
      Patrice R
      January 23, 2022

      Hi Patrice, A visa wouldn’t be needed for any of these countries. Hence, the travel routes were provided.

    • Sophia
      Patrice R
      January 25, 2022

      Can you recommend a safe and cheap hotel for myself and 2 adult children. We can share room.

    • Aud
      Patrice R
      February 3, 2022

      Non of the connections were through US so no need for US visa

    January 22, 2022

    Doing a solo trip to Mexico in April. Thanks for sharing!

  • Nicky
    January 22, 2022

    Thanks for the information

  • Melissa SMITH
    January 22, 2022

    Shea loved that you include a daily budget because my pocket nuh tall.

  • Monique CARTER
    January 22, 2022

    Mi nuh know we we Caribbean people cyaa get cheaper flight. Look how it dare fi go Bahamas. kmt

    • Adrian campbel
      Monique CARTER
      January 22, 2022

      dem fi do betta

    January 22, 2022

    Keep the blog post coming Shea. We’re invested!!

    • Monique CARTER
      January 22, 2022

      Fi real. Wi wah go places to!

    January 22, 2022

    Mexico, Singapore and Kenya is looking real good. Have always wanted to visit!

  • Peta-gaye
    January 22, 2022

    Nice to see someone talking about countries other than the regulars. You guys know exactly which ones I’m referring to. Other countries exist. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

  • Danielle
    January 22, 2022

    I didn’t know that half of these were visa-free. Thank you for sharing this year… You’re giving Jamaicans hope who’d like to travel but currently doesn’t have a US visa!!

  • Marcia
    January 22, 2022

    Thank you sharing! Which one of these would you recommend for a first time traveller?

  • Daine
    January 22, 2022

    I love forward to these every yearrrr!! Thank youuuu!

  • Gem Daley.
    January 21, 2022

    I have been to Curacao about six time on vacation and it’s really nice…it’s nice to know that you can still travel there without a visa….

  • Maureen Vincent
    January 21, 2022

    I really intend to travel to Panama and Cuba pre covid but since I am hesitant.

  • Rose
    January 21, 2022

    Girl you brave bad. Mi too scare, always thinking about the bad: not knowing the place and to ask, thinking kidnapping and the worse. Fear is a hell of a thing.. Kudos to you girl, continue having the time of your life going unknown placing and getting a wealth of of experience. and knowledge. Good luck and ALL the best!!!

  • Sherika
    January 21, 2022

    Shea, I love that you include the daily budget on this.. You always out do yourself with these Shea.. THANK YOUUUUUU!

  • Sean
    January 21, 2022

    Ok, I’m sold on Mexico!!! I’ve been thinking about it for a while. Thanks for this Shea

    • Monique manderson
      August 25, 2022

      Good day can you give me more information for curacao. I will like to visit for my birthday in October. I would like to book the trip myself. I have read up on curacao about everything. I would like to know the do’s & don’t went booking a trip. Thank you

  • Monica
    January 21, 2022

    I’ve been waiting for this. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

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