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Jamaica Updates Travel Protocols

Beginning March 1, 2022, international visitors to Jamaica will no longer be required to obtain travel authorization to enter the island.

Travellers 12 years of age and older will only need to provide a negative result from a COVID-19 Antigen or PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to their travel. Additionally, travellers to Jamaica will no longer face travel-related quarantine measures.

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett said that: “Eliminating travel-related quarantines and the need for travellers to fill out and receive approval of the Travel Authorization form are key steps in relaxing our travel protocols as the global spread of COVID-19 declines.”

And Minister Bartlett added: “We are confident that these refreshed entry requirements will increase the appeal of Jamaica as a destination of choice and help us continue on our path to recovery for the tourism sector and wider economy as a whole.”

Jamaica has recently shortened the isolation period required for U.S. travellers who test positive for COVID-19 while in Jamaica, in keeping with CDC recommended guidelines, and eliminated quarantine restrictions for fully vaccinated business travellers who present a negative PCR test taken within 3 days of travel to Jamaica.

Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board, noted: “We are continually reviewing our Jamaica CARES program and travel protocols to align with best practices from internationally recognized organizations and ensure that Jamaica retains its position as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations.” Said White: “These changes are timed to go into effect as destinations across the globe are enacting similar revisions to their travel requirements.”

Go to www.visitjamaica.com for more.

 

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