5 Critical Tips to Know About the Montego Bay Airport in Jamaica

Planning a trip to Jamaica? Before you start checking out the beaches and tourist attractions, it is extremely important that you know what to expect at the Montego Bay Jamaica Airport.

Going to a foreign country for the first time can be very exciting, but it could also be nerve-wracking! Wherever you decide to go, Jamaica is actually a very safe place for travelers and tourists.

You want to be able to have fun, so hopefully the following tips would be able to help you enjoy yourself to the fullest. Let's review the following steps so that you know what to do once you land on the Montego Bay Airport:

1. Transportation arrangements.

Most likely, you were able to book your flight and arrange your reservations through a travel agency or an online reservation website. When you walk outside of the airport there are several transportation companies as well as taxis, hotel shuttles and more.

So, before you arrive, make sure you know exactly who or what service you made your arrangements with and ask them if they will be holding a sign (most companies do) or how will you know to spot them. If for any reason you cannot find the person who is picking you up, if you know the name and the company, anyone that is working there can lead you in the right direction.

2. Have the right currency.

A common mistake that is committed by most tourists is not being able to carry money in the currency of the place that they are planning to visit. If you are planning to change your money before you arrive, I recommend changing it at the place you are visiting from just because you will be more familiar with it.

In Jamaica, the locals and those in the tourism industry are very familiar with the American Dollar, in fact when you are traveling it is a good idea to come with several $1 bills which can be used for tipping.

3. Fill out the forms.

Even before you land in the Montego Bay Airport, you also want to ensure that you were already able to fill out all the immigration and customs forms. Since you will be required to complete those, it might be best for you to come prepared and save time. Make sure that you write legibly and sign them. If you have some thing to declare, make sure you have your invoice and the item is indicated on the form for the customs officer to validate.

4. Know where you're staying.

With the Montego Bay weather perfect for a quick dip as soon as you arrive, make sure that you know the exact name of the hotel, resort or villa. The last thing you want is to be stuck in the Montego Bay Airport trying to contact the travel agency who booked your accommodation.

Whoever you hired for your transportation arrangements will be very familiar with all the hotels/resorts, but just make sure you know the name and the location to where you are staying because some of the resorts have the same name but just different cities. You will also need to know this information for when you are going through customs.

5. Have a drink.

When you walk outside the Montego Bay Airport, there is a bar and a food stand. While you are waiting for your ride, go ahead get a taste of Jamaica, have a "Ting" soda and Jamaican beef patty. You will love it!

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This article was published on 17 Oct 2010 and has been viewed 897 times
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