Travellers to Jamaica may bring regular
prescriptions to Jamaica for use during their stay in Jamaica provided that:
person brings a copy of all prescriptions clearly stating name, the quantity,
strength and dosage and that all the prescription drugs are in the original containers
and clearly labelled.
from the Canadian physician stating the condition being treated.
containing Narcotic Drugs:
A special permit will be required from
the Ministry of Health for prescription containing narcotics.
Applications for the special permit should
be sent to:
Ms. Verna Edwards
Chief Dangerous Drugs Inspector
Ministry of Health
Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Affairs
45-47 Barbados Avenue
Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 633-7145
N.B. Emailed requests will be accepted.
The following information should be
included in the request for the special permit:
letter from the Canadian physician stating the name of the patient and the
condition being treated.
2. A copy
of the prescription indicating the name, strength and quantity of the drugs for
the duration of the stay in Jamaica.
details (dates and times of arrival and departure, flight numbers, ports of entry
address of patient while in Jamaica.
details for the patient – address, telephone number and email address.
contact telephone and facsimile number of physician.
Once approval is granted, the Ministry of
Health will directly send the applicant the special permit to take the in
prescriptions containing narcotic drugs into Jamaica prior to departure date of
the patient from Canada. This document must be carried with the patient
when traveling to Jamaica.