Guiding tours in Jamaica
These information pages can help you get started in learning about some of the laws and registration requirements that may apply to your experiences on Airbnb. These pages include summaries of some of the rules that may apply to different sorts of activities, and contain links to government resources that you may find helpful.
Please understand that these information pages are not comprehensive, and are not legal advice. If you are unsure about how local laws or this information may apply to you or your Experience, we encourage you to check with official sources or seek legal advice.
Please note that we don’t update this information in real time, so you should confirm that the laws or procedures have not changed recently.*
Do I need a license to take my guests to public areas or monuments in or around Jamaica?
Yes, you will need permission to provide guided tours in Jamaica. If you have a standing tourist guide license, there is nothing to worry about. However, if you do not possess a tourist guide permit, it is unlikely that you encounter regulatory issues as long as you follow the following:
- You use third party services with current tour guide licenses, or
- The tour is the not main part of the experience, is provided free of charge and description of the Experience does not entail a tour accompanied by a knowledgeable/certified guide, but rather includes "sightseeing" of facilities and/or city areas within the broader experience.
Do I need permission to give my guests a tour of buildings or attractions in or around Jamaica?
See response to question above.
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