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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

World Customs Organisation


Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Jamaica, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Jamaica is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Jamaica, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - New year's day
  • 06/01/2024 - Maroon day
  • 01/01/1970 - Bob marley day
  • 23/05/2024 - Labour day
  • 01/08/2024 - Emancipation day
  • 06/08/2024 - Independence day
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day
  • 26/12/2024 - Boxing day


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Jamaica Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg World Express 3-5 business days *
£ 102.60

The successful handling of a parcel delivery to Kingston relies on many different factors working together. Some of these are the things that have formed the core of the shipping industry since time immemorial, things such as reliable, hard-working couriers and the use of the best vehicles. Alongside these age-old concerns, however, RapidParcel.com utilises the best in modern technology in order to make the process of shipping to Kingston as quick, convenient and reliable as possible. It's this combination of the old and the new which means that RapidParcel.com is the best place to come when you need to make a Kingston parcel delivery.

Kingston is the capital of Jamaica and is easily the largest city on the island. Almost all the economic activity that takes place on Jamaica does so within the confines of Kingston, and most of the government ministries are located there as well. Air Jamaica has its headquarters in Kingston and, looking to the future, the Jamaican government has passed the legislation necessary to turn Kingston into an International Financial Centre, a move which should see the city boosted financially and completely revitalised.

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Safety and security every step of the way

Every part of our service is geared toward providing the highest possible level of reassurance for anyone arranging a Kingston package delivery. Once your shipping is on its way you can track its progress comprehensively and easily via our website, and our regularly updated blog means that any change, be it political, industrial or meteorological, that may impact upon your package delivery to Kingston will be brought to your attention quickly. We've embraced the best that technology has to offer and, if you do the same, you'll enjoy a courier experience that's second to none.

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