Jamaica eases entry requirements

By Lisa James
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Jamaica has announced that international visitors will no longer need to obtain travel authorisation to enter the island.

From tomorrow, 1 March, travellers aged 12 and over 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, travelers to Jamaica will no longer face travel-related quarantine measures.

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said: “Eliminating travel-related quarantines and the need for travelers to fill out and receive approval of the Travel Authorisation form are key steps in relaxing our travel protocols as the global spread of COVID-19 declines.

“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 US 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.

Jamaica Tourist Board Director of Tourism Donovan White said: “We are continually reviewing our Jamaica CARES program and travel protocols to align with best practices from internationally recognized organisations and ensure that Jamaica retains its position as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations.

“These changes are timed to go into effect as destinations across the globe are enacting similar revisions to their travel requirements.”

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