Is Jamaica Safe?

Visitors to Jamaica are cautioned to avoid certain areas of the country by the United States Department of State. Kingston and New Kingston are considered to be dangerous areas for tourists.

Nightclubs and other large types of entertainment places are not considered to be safe because some establishments are not in compliance with the country's fire safety regulations. One of the problems that could also occur is overcrowding which could result in becoming trapped in the event a fire or other hazard occurs.

Before visiting Jamaica, it is important that American citizens have the contact information for the U.S. embassy in Jamaica. The embassy can provide help if there is an emergency situation.