Things Progressing Positively For Jamaica

Jamaica’s tourism industry got an early Christmas present from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which downgraded the popular Caribbean holiday destination from a Level 3 to a Level 2 designation in its latest COVID-19 travel advisory.

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett commented: “This is a very positive sign for Jamaica as we continue making progress on our path to recovery.  This reduced designation is a testament to the work of our government and the Jamaican people themselves to mitigate the impact of this pandemic.”

Minister Bartlett noted that visitors continue to feel confident in their ability to travel safely to Jamaica. “As a destination, we have been experiencing strong visitor arrivals and even posting record-setting numbers this winter. We expect this new lower designation by the CDC to help us grow those numbers even further, as it gives travelers even more reassurance that our island is among the safest choices in the world for their next trip.”

Since reopening to travel, Jamaica has welcomed over one million visitors and is projected to return to pre-pandemic visitor arrivals numbers by the third quarter of 2023.

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