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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 19 suppliers selling Jamaican Dollars in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 151.753 to 157.498.
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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. Our statistics show that the average order for Jamaican Dollars is for £650 ($102,373.70 as of Thursday 17th of August 2017 based on the data from 1st of July to 30st of September, 2016).
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 dropped by 0.70% from last Saturday's rate of 158.611 to today's rate of 157.498 which means £750 will buy you $834.75 less now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 158.918 on Monday and the worst rate was 157.327 on Wednesday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Jamaican Dollar rate drop by 2.05% from 160.802 on 21st May 2017 to 157.498 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you $2,478.00 more three months ago that it would have today. We recorded a high rate of 163.832 on 1st June 2017 and a low rate of 156.845 on 21st June 2017.
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