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July 20, 2017 -

Effective July 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented enhanced security measures for passengers flying to the United States. These measures include heightened inspection of personal electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone must be charged with enough battery power to be turned on upon request and easily accessible, with covers, cases or any other packaging removed, in preparation for screening at the security checkpoint. Any refused item will not be permitted in checked baggage. Air Transat will be unable to provide storage or assume responsibility for these items during your trip.

To allow for additional time to go through security and to ensure you don’t miss your flight, please arrive at the airport three hours prior to your scheduled departure time.

For further information, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.

Plan your trip to Jamaica

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight from Canada to Jamaica with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights.

Flights to Jamaica are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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Jamaica, the island of 100,000 treasures

As flights to Jamaica descend, travellers see where the mountains and the sea come together. Influenced by Britain, Spain, Asia and Africa, it’s impossible to travel to Jamaica without sampling the jerk cuisine or taking in some reggae, the island’s official sound.

Montego Bay

Montego Bay’s luminescent lagoon attracts tourists from far and wide. Tourists have fun shopping at the local markets or in upscale duty free shops. For avid golfers, the 18-hole course located on Rose Hall Plantation is a must.

The beaches of Jamaica

In Negril, furthest to the west, the sun beats down along the white sand beaches for more than 7 miles. It’s a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. And because it’s still relatively underdeveloped, it offers a very attractive kind of casualness not found on other parts of the island.

Culture and attractions

Montego Bay’s Georgian style buildings spoil architectural enthusiasts. South of Ocho Rios, ecotourists can admire the gardens of Shaw Park and River Coyaba. And in Negril, Rick's Café invites daredevils to cliff dive. All three cities have restaurants for all tastes, as well as flamboyant nightlives.

The Blue Mountains

The famous Blue Mountains in Jamaica attract lovers of beautiful landscapes. The steep slopes offer breathtaking views, to the delight of hikers. And at the foot of these mountains is Kingston, Jamaica's capatial.

Cheap flights and packages

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight or a cheap package with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights and packages.

Jamaica must-see destination

Discount airfare to Jamaica from Air Transat helps travellers make the most of every trip. Explore the destinations below and find out everything you need to know before planning your dream holiday.

Montego Bay

Montego Bay

Montego Bay: from the airport to the beach in less than 20 minutes

Montego Bay, Jamaica’s main tourist town, is located on the Caribbean Sea. After a direct flight, visitors discover its white-sand beaches and its dream climate. The city is full of things to do and see, including a luminous lagoon surrounded by captivatingly coloured mangroves.

More about Montego Bay

Traditional Jamaican food is one of the most underrated cuisines on the planet. From Rastafarian specialties to everyday dishes, including the famed Jamaican patties, the variety of foods and recipes found on this small Caribbean island are always well-spiced, extremely aromatic and sometimes even a tad intimidating. To learn more, read our blog.




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Currency

The Jamaican dollar (JMD) is the official currency of Jamaica. The U.S. dollar is however accepted in most tourist shops. We suggest bringing Jamaican dollars as well as U.S. dollars. Credit cards are accepted everywhere.

Official language

English is the official language, but the most widely spoken language is Jamaican Creole (Patwa), a mixture of Jamaican slang, Creole, Spanish and African.

Things to remember

Remember to pack sunblock and insect repellent.

Entry/exit requirements

To get information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the country travel advice and advisories of the Government of Canada.

Vaccines

To obtain information concerning vaccines, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada

Weather in Jamaica can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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