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History of Relations
Africa established non-resident diplomatic relations with Jamaica on 9 September
1994. In 1999, South Africa appointed Ambassador T Luthuli-Qcbashe as first non-resident
High Commissioner to Jamaica and the rest of CARICOM with residence in Caracas,
Venezuela, while High Commissioner TH Chiliza based in Kingston assumed duty as
the first resident representative in October 2000.
High Commissioner DAC
Saunders, resident in Brussels, presented his credentials to President Mbeki in
November 2000. President Mbeki paid a State Visit to Jamaica on from 30 June
to 2 July 2003, which had included his attendance of the CARICOM Heads of State
Summit in Kingston. The Jamaican Government has waived visa requirements for
all South African passport holders, while regular holders of Jamaican passports
may enter South Africa for a period of up to 90 days without the necessity of
African Representation in Jamaica
Chargé d’Affaires a.i.
Mr J P Riley
South African High Commission
Jamaican Representation in
H E Ms C K Spencer
High Commissioner Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
Visa Requirements for South Africans
passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from date of entry.
Yellow fever -
- Only individuals traveling from countries with risk of Yellow fever transmission, as listed on the World Health Organization (WHO) International Travel and Health website, are required to provide proof of vaccination for entry into Jamaica.
- Persons transiting through countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission, as listed on the current WHO International Travel and Health website, will not be required to provide proof vaccination if the stay is for 12 hour or less.
A & B - immunisation recommended.
Tetanus - immunisation recommended.
water - exercise caution.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
Tropical; temperate interior.
For up-to-date weather information
1 US Dollar = approximately 68 Dollar (JMD).
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and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please
contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0892/0742 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exports fall chiefly into the categories of chemicals etc. and
machinery etc. Imports fall chiefly into the category of prepared foodstuffs,
beverages, spirits and vinegar, tobacco, etc.
For current information on
trade statistics between South Africa and Jamaica, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
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