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What should I pack when moving to Jamaica?

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We asked people living in Jamaica to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"Jamaica is like the states so you don't have to over-pack. As a returning resident bring as much as you can. But, otherwise it is more economical to purchase you items here in Jamaica," explained one expat living in Falmouth, Jamaica.

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"When packing for a move to Jamaica, be sure to include items that will help you adjust to the tropical climate. Pack lightweight and versatile clothing such as tank tops, skirts, shorts, and sundresses. Be sure to bring along sun protection such as sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunscreen. Lightweight, comfortable footwear is also a must. Along with clothing, it is important to bring other necessities such as any needed medications, toiletries, and necessary personal items. Additionally, you may want to bring a few items that have special sentimental value. Finally, it is important to bring items that help you remain connected like a laptop, smartphone, and charger," said another expat in Jamaica.

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