The Jamaican Dollar rates below were last updated 4 minutes ago
If you're jetting off to Jamaica soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Jamaican Dollars. Our free comparison service compares the best Jamaican Dollar rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 22 suppliers selling Jamaican Dollars in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 140.890 to 149.172.
But wait, it gets better! Many of the top suppliers listed above offer us exclusive exchange rates that are better than any other website which means if you order through us you could save even more money. We are so confident that you won't find better Jamaican Dollar exchange rates on any other UK website that we challenge you to let us know if you find a better deal!
The Jamaican Dollar is stocked and widely available in most bureau de change here in the UK. This makes the exchange rates on offer very competitive. You can also exchange your money while you are in Jamaica. Almost all towns have a licensed money changer but there are normally handling fees of between 2-5% added to the cost so buying beforehand is advisable.
If you plan on withdrawing a lot of cash when you are in Jamaica it is worth bearing in mind that most ATM machines outside of city centres are not available 24 hours.
Jamaica is still very much a cash-based society and you can often pay in US Dollars, Euros or Pounds. Places that accept non-local currencies will usually give change in Jamaican Dollars using a poor exchange rate for conversions. If you are planning on visiting a lot of places in the Caribbean, it may be worth considering a prepaid us dollar card to avoid taking multiple currencies with you.
To enter Jamaica as a British Citizen you do not need a visa and you can stay for up to 90 days. When you arrive your passport will be stamped with the date that you need to leave by Jamaican Customs Officials. If you plan on staying for longer than 90 days you should contact the Jamaican High Commission in London for more information.
There are usually no taxes to pay upon entry to Jamaica as these are generally included in the cost of your ticket. However, this is not always the case when flying via charter flights and in these circumstances there is an arrival tax of $10 USD for airline passengers and $2 USD for cruise passengers. For departure the tax charge is 1000 Jamaican Dollars which is roughly £7 GBP.
Over the past week the Jamaican Dollar has increased by 0.38% from last Sunday's rate of 148.609 to today's rate of 149.172 which means £750 will buy you $422.25 more now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 150.429 on Tuesday and the worst rate was 148.486 on Monday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Jamaican Dollar rate drop by 5.68% from 158.156 on 25th July 2016 to 149.172 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you $6,738.00 more three months ago that it would have today. We recorded a high rate of 166.147 on 8th September 2016 and a low rate of 147.845 on 11th October 2016.
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Posted by Matthew Weston on 21st October 2016
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