In the face of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, all well-meaning countries have outlined measures to safeguard the wellbeing of their citizens, and travel is not exempted from such measures.
Jamaica just like all other countries have put out some rules that should serve as basic requirements for travelers who intend to make their way into the country.
Entry to Jamaica
The following measures apply to travelers to Jamaica:
- Prior to checking in for a flight to Jamaica, you must get authorization to enter from the Visit Jamaica website
- There is a ban on all flights arriving in Jamaica from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Paraguay, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago until 3 June. Additionally, all non-Jamaicans who have been in these countries within the previous 14 days prior to the intended arrival date in Jamaica and who may seek to enter the island through another country, will not be permitted to enter Jamaica.
- All travelers from 12 years and upwards arriving in Jamaica must present a negative COVID-19 molecular or Antigen test, which was conducted within 72 hours prior to the date of travel
- Business travelers must submit a negative COVID-19 test and be subject to testing on arrival (which they will need to pay for)
- All travelers arriving in Jamaica will be screened for COVID 19 symptoms at the airport
Jamaica travel advisory 2021 – COVID-19
The United States government has issued a travel advisory to U.S travelers to Jamaica. The focus statement says:
- Do not travel to Jamaica due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Jamaica due to crime. Some areas have increased risk.
The full United States Government advisory content can be found HERE
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