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Messages for U.S. Citizens
  • 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. 

  • 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.  

  • Warden Message - July 30, 2014

    The U.S. Embassy is asking all American Citizens to be aware and exercise caution when traveling in Jamaica. Jamaica is currently facing severe drought conditions, which have dried out much of the brush and underlying vegetation throughout the country. 

  • Caribbean Hurricane Season Starts June 1

    Three to six hurricanes will strike the region between June 1 and November 30, according to predictions by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Department of States urges all U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands to take appropriate precautions.  

  • World Caution - April 11, 2014

    The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  

  • Reminder to Register to Vote

    The U.S. Embassy would like to remind all U.S. citizens who live outside of the United States and want to vote by absentee ballot that they must complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) every year if they wish to vote from abroad.  

Island Gazette - ACS Newsletter

  • U.S. Citizens in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, read the summer edition of the ACS Newsletter.

Archived Messages

  • If you would like to review previous messages from the U.S. Embassy sent from December 2011 to December 2013, you may review our Message Archives.

Are You Registered?

  • STEP The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided
    by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living
    in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your
    trips abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an