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Moving to Jamaica: Shipping Guide

Nov 05. 2015

Are you thinking about moving to Jamaica? Jamaica currently has over 25,000 permanent residents who are British Expats living in the country. Moving to the Caribbean has many opportunities for a different lifestyle with tropical climates for many used to living in Great Britain but moving all of your belongings may seem daunting.

With all of the strict customs and quarantine regulations around the world and complicated shipping requirements, it is advisable to contact an international moving company to help you with your move to Jamaica from the UK. They will be able to accurately assess the amount of household goods and personal effects you would like to move, professionally pack and export wrap it and load on to your groupage or sole use container ready for shipment. They can also arrange air freight if you so wish. The average shipment takes around 6 weeks, once it has been cleared by customs, it will be collected by an international agent and delivered to your new home.

They will be able to offer you advice on exactly what you can and can’t take as some items may be restricted or prohibited. Below are some of the items that may not be allowed entry in to Jamaica

Prohibited Items

• Illegal drugs (non-prescription)
• Knives and deadly weapons
• Firearms, Explosives and ammunition – Unless permission has been obtained
• Meat, meat products, Plant and Plant products – Unless permission has been obtained
• Cats and dogs – Unless permission has been obtained
• Local currency
• Counterfeit money and goods
• Pornographic or offensive
• All species of birds
• Counterfeit money and goods
• Animals made of goatskin such as handbags and rugs which have not already been shaven, cured and cleaned first.
• The following and similar publications:
– All publications of de Laurence Scott and Company of Chicago in the United States of America relating to divination, magic, cultism or supernatural arts.
– All publications of the Red Star Publishing Company of Chicago in theUnited States of America relating to divination, magic, cultism or supernatural arts.
• Pornographic materials including

If you need removals to Jamaica or would like more advice on shipping to the Caribbean please contact us on 01902 714555.

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