The US Embassy in Jamaica issued a travel advisory on Monday (24 September) warning citizens about travel to the neighbouring island.
It comes as the Jamaican Government declared a state of emergency in central downtown Kingston.
The state of emergency comes as a means of countering criminal activity. Jamaican security forces will be able to detain and deport suspicious people, enter premises and seize property without a warrant.
The US Embassy advisory warned that there would be an increased police and military presence and businesses and public places in the affected area would have restricted hours of operation.