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Visitors are admitted to Jamaica on the condition that they ‘not engage in any form of employment on the island.’ Professionals can obtain work permits if sponsored by a Jamaican company, but casual work is very difficult to obtain.

Business hours

Most business offices are open 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Very few offices are open Saturday.

Most stores open at either 8am or 9am and close at 5pm, though on Saturday they close at noon. Generally shops are closed on Sunday, except pharmacies, which are open every day.

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