Jamaica Travel Information

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Jamaica Scene Is there anything better than stretching out like a cat in a warm patch of Jamaican sun? Only if you sprinkle your island vacation with a dash of adventure. Known fondly as “the land of wood and water,” Jamaica’s forests feature prime hiking and bird watching. History buffs can the heritage sites of Trelawny, while reggae and dancehall fans will love the authentic music clubs of Kingston. Montego Bay is perfect for snorkeling and shopping, while the spas of Ocho Rios can make any stresses melt away.

Things to do in Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls • Seven Mile Beach •  Martha Brae River • Blue Hole • Blue Waters Beach Club • Trident Undersea Trekking (helmet diving) • Snorkeling, Montego Bay • Highseas Seafood Raft

Highly rated hotels in Jamaica: Round Hill Hotel and Villas • The Trident Hotel • The Cliff Hotel • Jamaica Inn • Somewhere West • Sandals Ochi Beach • Sandals Royal Plantation • Sandals South Coast • Sandals Negril • Sandals Royal Caribbean • Sandals Montego Bay • S Hotel Jamaica • Geejam • Villas Sur Mer



Jamaica's electricity is 110V 50Hz and uses plug types A & B
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Norman Manley International Airport is 4,672 miles, with a flight time of approx 10 hrs. Jamaica's IATA airport code is KIN.


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Climate: Jamaica has a tropical maritime climate, with temperatures of little variation, mostly between 27°C and 30°C on the coasts and around 20°C in the mountains. A rainy period occurs between May and December, with relatively moderate and rather sporadic rainfall. Between June and November, cyclones can occur. You can travel to Jamaica at any time, but the tourist season is in full swing from December to April, resulting in higher prices and a more tourists. The period from May to October is quieter and cheaper but with more heat and humidity.

Covid-19 Data for Jamaica

Data (updated weekly) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.








BA Tier Points Earned

Route 1LON‑KIN
(BA) ba



TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy70 70140
WTP90 90180
Business140 140280
First210 210420
 
Route 2LON‑MIA
(BA) ba
MIA‑KIN
(AA) aa


TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy7020 90180
WTP9025 115230
Business14040 180360
First21060 270540
 
Route 3LON‑MAD
(BA) ba
MAD‑MIA
(AA) aa
MIA‑KIN
(AA) aa

TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy207020 110220
WTP209025 135270
Business4014040 220440
First4021060 310620
 

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, s7S7 Airlines, ulSriLankan Airlines



Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Kingston, (Zone 6, 4,001-5,500 miles)

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy16,25025,000
World Traveller Plus32,50050,000
Club62,50075,000
First85,000100,000


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