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Messages for U.S. Citizens
  • 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 level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.  

  • Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2015

    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2015, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.  

  • Taking care of personal security

    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 robberies up 10% over the previous year’s rates.  

  • 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.  

  • Caution during drought

    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. 

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