Lucea Travel Information for your trip to Jamaica
Lucea Travel Information Guide for Hanover, Jamaica, Including Hotels and Vacation Rentals, Real Estate, Tours and Activities, Shopping and Dining Guides, and More!
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Mostly Protestant, including Anglican, Baptist, Brethren, Church of God, Jehovah’s Witness, Methodist, Moravian, Pentecostal, Seventh-day Adventist and United Church. Roman Catholic and some other spiritual faiths also represented.
CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARDS
The local currency is the Jamaican dollar (J$ or JMD). Paper money runs in denominations of J$50, J$100, J$500 and J$1000 J$5000 bills, and coins in 1¢, 10¢, 25¢, J$1, J$5, J$10 and J$20 pieces. All notes, except J$1000, include a symbol to aid the visually impaired. US dollars are widely accepted, but confirm in advance whether the item is priced in US or Jamaican dollars. Most large shops, hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards and traveller’s cheques. Many resorts accept Discover and Diners Club.
To ensure hassle-free purchases during your trip, you may want to contact your credit card company and let them know you will be travelling abroad.
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
American Express: lost or stolen card, 336/393-1111 (call collect); lost or stolen cheques or cheque cards, 800/877 3060
Discover Card: 801/902-3100
Visa: 410/902-8022 (call collect)
Western Union: 926-2454
A valid passport is required. All visitors must also have an onward or return ticket and sufficient funds for the duration of their stay.
As of January 8, 2007, all persons travelling by air to the Caribbean, Mexico and Bermuda will require a valid passport, For more information visit the US Government’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website at www.travel.state.gov.
US Embassy: 935-6044 (Kingston), 935-6000 (Kingston duty officer; after-hours emergencies), 952-0160 (Consular Agency, Montego Bay)
Emergency phone numbers:
Air/sea rescue, 119
Hurricane update, 116
The official language is English, although many people also speak a local English patois.
Jan 1 New Year’s Day
Mar (varies) Ash Wednesday
Mar/Apr (varies) Good Friday
Mar/Apr (varies) Easter Monday
May 23 Labour Day
Aug 1 Emancipation Day
Aug 6 Independence Day
October (third Mon) National Heroes Day
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Dec 26 Boxing Day
There is a 25% General Consumption Tax on most goods and services.
The country code is 876. Local phone numbers have seven digits. For local directory assistance dial 114 and for directory assistance for the US and English-speaking Caribbean, dial 555-1212 (charges apply for both of these numbers).