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Jamaica travel restrictions

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Open for travel from Jamaica
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers will be refused entry to Jamaica if not holding a Travel Authorisation. The authorisation must be obtained here prior to travelling to Jamaica.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Jamaica.
  • Passengers may be subject to a Covid-19 PCR test on arrival in Jamaica if assessed as high risk as a result of exhibiting symptoms and may be required to quarantine as determined by Jamaican health authorities.
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Flight Restrictions

published 15.07.2020
1. Passengers must have a travel authorization obtained before departure at visitjamaica.com.
– This does not apply to residents of Jamaica.
3. Residents of Jamaica must have a travel authorization obtained before departure at jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm.
4. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.
All travelers from countries where there is local transmission of the COVID-19 will now be required to self-quarantine for up to 14 days, either in their hotel or place of residence in Jamaica. If travelers are asymptomatic, but required to self-quarantine, they will be allowed to depart the island within the 14-day quarantine period. Those presenting symptoms will be immediately isolated in isolation facilities at a public hospital.Quarantine facilities will be provided by the Government of Jamaica.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Travellers will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival. If negative, you will be required to be in quarantine at your intended address for 14 days.
Business travellers can expect to be tested for COVID19 upon arrival and await the result at a designated hotel or other place. You can conduct your business if the results are negative, observing local protocols.

As of July 10, 2020, visitors from locations designated as high-risk by the Jamaican government will be required to upload a valid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result with their Travel Authorization no more than seven days from the intended date of arrival in Jamaica. Approval for travel to Jamaica will be subject to the upload of the test result. All travelers to Jamaica must apply for Travel Authorization through the Jamaica Tourist Board (please copy and paste link into your browser): https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2017)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

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  • Jamaica *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Jamaica reopened borders to international travellers from 15 June. All travelers to Jamaica must apply for a Travel Authorization through the Jamaica Tourist Board [https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/].
    As of July 10, 2020, visitors from locations designated as high-risk by the Jamaican government will be required to upload a valid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result with the Travel Authorization no more than seven days from the intended date of arrival in Jamaica. Approval for travel to Jamaica will be subject to the upload of the test result. Individuals who arrive in Jamaica who are not staying at hotels will undergo risk assessments and will be required to make an appointment at a testing location and complete a PCR test. They will remain under quarantine orders while they await their test results. Business travelers will be tested on arrival at the airport.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Face coverings: It is mandatory to wear a face covering in public places. National curfew hours: The new daily all-island curfew is from 11:00 P.M until 5:00 A.M. through 31 July 2020. Stay-at-home measures: a stay-at-home order is in effect for individuals over the age of 65 and those with comorbidities, through 14 July 2020.

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    30.07.2020
  • Jamaica Jamaica to reopen to international tourists on 15 June (BTN, 10.06.2020) All travelers to Jamaica must apply for Travel Authorization through the Jamaica Tourist Board [https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/]. As of July 10, 2020, visitors from locations designated as high-risk by the Jamaican government will be required to upload a valid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result with the Travel Authorization no more than seven days from the intended date of arrival in Jamaica. Approval for travel to Jamaica will be subject to the upload of the test result. (OSAC, 02.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Government of Jamaica has announced that borders will be open to international travellers from 15 June, with airlines expected to publish schedules in response. All travelers to Jamaica must apply for a Travel Authorization through the Jamaica Tourist Board [https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/]. At the present time, all travellers to Jamaica should expect to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival. Any visitor testing positive for COVID-19 should expect to be isolated for at least fourteen (14) days in a public health facility operated by the Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness. As of July 10, 2020, visitors from locations designated as high-risk by the Jamaican government will be required to upload a valid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result with the Travel Authorization no more than seven days from the intended date of arrival in Jamaica. Approval for travel to Jamaica will be subject to the upload of the test result. Individuals who arrive in Jamaica who are not staying at hotels will undergo risk assessments and will be required to make an appointment at a testing location and complete a PCR test. They will remain under quarantine orders while they await their test results. Business travelers will be tested on arrival at the airport.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Face coverings: It is mandatory to wear a face covering in public places. National curfew hours: The new daily all-island curfew is from 11:00 P.M until 5:00 A.M. through 31 July 2020. Stay-at-home measures: a stay-at-home order is in effect for individuals over the age of 65 and those with comorbidities, through 14 July 2020.

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    02.07.2020
  • Jamaica Jamaica to reopen to international tourists on 15 June (BTN, 10.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Government of Jamaica has announced that borders will be open to international travellers from 15 June, with airlines expected to publish schedules in response.
    Entry restrictions on all travellers from countries of concern are in force. Airline crews will be given special permission to enter the country but are expected to remain in specified locations with restricted movement. All travellers, regardless of whether or not they display any symptom of COVID-19, as per the case definition published by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, will be placed in immediate isolation at a health facility. Those who entered Jamaica from countries of concern on or after 18 March, are required to register with the Ministry of Health and Wellbeing for advice on any quarantine requirements. Countries of concern listed by Jamaica include the UK, Canada, USA, China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, Singapore, Spain, France and Germany.

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    Internal restrictions:

    From 15 June, the following measures will apply to travellers to Jamaica: Prior to checking in for a flight to Jamaica, you must get authorisation to enter from the Visit Jamaica website https://www.visitjamaica.com/][ If you are COVID19 symptomatic or test positive upon arrival in Jamaica, you can expect to be confined at an appropriate location, including a Government facility. If you’re a British citizen who is resident in Jamaica, you and your family will be required to observe self-isolation for 14 days at your designated home. Visitors can be expect to be tested for COVID19 upon arrival and spend their time in Jamaica only within the COVID Resilient Zone along the northern coastline resort areas. For those with private arrangements, will also be tested for COVID19 upon arrival. If negative, quarantine at intended address will be applicable for 14 days.
    Business travellers can expect to be tested for COVID19 upon arrival and await the result at a designated hotel or other place. You can conduct yourbusiness if the results are negative, observing local protocols.
    There are a range of local measures to limit the spread of the virus:

    overnight curfews are in place
    gatherings of more than 10 people in any one place are not permitted
    it is mandatory to wear masks in public and maintain a minimum personal distance of 6 feet
    Anyone with colds, coughs and flu symptoms is required to stay at home. All persons over the age of 70 must self-isolate at home.

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    28.06.2020
  • Jamaica Jamaica to reopen to international tourists on 15 June (BTN, 10.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine.
    2. Passengers must have a travel authorization obtained before departure at https://www.visitjamaica.com/ .
    – This does not apply to residents of Jamaica.
    3. Residents of Jamaica must have a travel authorization obtained before departure at https://jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm/immigration.html

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    International restrictions:

    The Government of Jamaica has announced that borders will be open to certain international travellers from 15 June.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Overnight curfews are in place. Gatherings of more than 10 people in any one place are not permitted.
    it is mandatory to wear masks in public and maintain a minimum personal distance of 2m.
    Anyone with colds, coughs and flu symptoms is required to stay at home. All persons over the age of 70 must self-isolate at home.

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    16.06.2020
  • Jamaica Jamaica to reopen to international tourists on 15 June (BTN, 10.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are subject to medical screening.
    2. Passengers must have a travel authorization obtained before departure at https://www.visitjamaica.com/ .
    – This does not apply to residents of Jamaica.
    3. Residents of Jamaica must have a travel authorization obtained before departure at https://jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm/immigration.html .

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Jamaica has announced that borders will be open to certain international travellers from 15 June.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Overnight curfews are in place. Gatherings of more than 10 people in any one place are not permitted.
    it is mandatory to wear masks in public and maintain a minimum personal distance of 2m.
    Anyone with colds, coughs and flu symptoms is required to stay at home. All persons over the age of 70 must self-isolate at home.

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    15.06.2020
  • Jamaica Jamaica to reopen to international tourists on 15 June (BTN, 10.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Jamaica.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a Travel Authorization document issued by the government of Jamaica.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Jamaica.
    – This does not apply to family members of nationals of Jamaica if traveling together.
    2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    Effective 15 June 2020:
    Passengers are subject to medical screening.

    International restrictions:

    All air and sea ports remain closed to incoming passenger traffic until at least 31 May. Re-entry of Jamaican nationals will be permitted. Outgoing and cargo flights continue to operate, but flight availability is likely to be very limited. The Government of Jamaica has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Government of Jamaica has announced that borders will be open to certain international travellers from 15 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide curfew has been extended until 24 May from 20.00 to 05.00, and will adjust for the Labour Day holiday; the holiday curfew will begin 24 May at 15.00 and end at 08.00 on 26 May, then resume at 21.00 and end on 31 May at 05.00. Essential workers are exempt. Anyone entering Jamaica must remain in quarantine for 14 days from the day of entry. All non-essential businesses, including educational institutions and recreational, tourist and leisure facilities, will be closed until 31 May. It’s mandatory to wear masks when in public spaces. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited.

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    11.06.2020
  • Jamaica 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Jamaica. – This does not apply to passengers with a Travel Authorization document issued by the government of Jamaica. – This does not applies to nationals of Jamaica. 2. Passengers with a Travel Authorization document issued by the government of Jamaica will be quarantined for 14 days. Effective 15 June 2020: No regulations related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) implemented.

    International restrictions:

    All air and sea ports remain closed to incoming passenger traffic until at least 31 May. Re-entry of Jamaican nationals will be permitted. Outgoing and cargo flights continue to operate, but flight availability is likely to be very limited. The Government of Jamaica has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Government of Jamaica has announced that borders will be open to certain international travellers from 15 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide curfew has been extended until 24 May from 20.00 to 05.00, and will adjust for the Labour Day holiday; the holiday curfew will begin 24 May at 15.00 and end at 08.00 on 26 May, then resume at 21.00 and end on 31 May at 05.00. Essential workers are exempt. Anyone entering Jamaica must remain in quarantine for 14 days from the day of entry. All non-essential businesses, including educational institutions and recreational, tourist and leisure facilities, will be closed until 31 May. It’s mandatory to wear masks when in public spaces. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited.

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    09.06.2020
  • Jamaica 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Jamaica.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a Travel Authorization document issued by the government of Jamaica.
    – This does not applies to nationals of Jamaica.
    2. Passengers with a Travel Authorization document issued by the government of Jamaica will be quarantined for 14 days.
    Effective 15 June 2020:
    No regulations related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) implemented.

    International restrictions:

    All air and sea ports remain closed to incoming passenger traffic until at least 31 May. Re-entry of Jamaican nationals will be permitted. Outgoing and cargo flights continue to operate, but flight availability is likely to be very limited. The Government of Jamaica has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide curfew has been extended until 24 May from 20.00 to 05.00, and will adjust for the Labour Day holiday; the holiday curfew will begin 24 May at 15.00 and end at 08.00 on 26 May, then resume at 21.00 and end on 31 May at 05.00. Essential workers are exempt. Anyone entering Jamaica must remain in quarantine for 14 days from the day of entry. All non-essential businesses, including educational institutions and recreational, tourist and leisure facilities, will be closed until 31 May. It’s mandatory to wear masks when in public spaces. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited.

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    04.06.2020
  • Jamaica

    International restrictions:

    All air and sea ports remain closed to incoming passenger traffic until at least 31 May. Re-entry of Jamaican nationals will be permitted. Outgoing and cargo flights continue to operate, but flight availability is likely to be very limited.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide curfew has been extended until 24 May from 20.00 to 05.00, and will adjust for the Labour Day holiday; the holiday curfew will begin 24 May at 15.00 and end at 08.00 on 26 May, then resume at 21.00 and end on 31 May at 05.00. Essential workers are exempt. Anyone entering Jamaica must remain in quarantine for 14 days from the day of entry. All non-essential businesses, including educational institutions and recreational, tourist and leisure facilities, will be closed until 31 May. It’s mandatory to wear masks when in public spaces. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited.

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    18.05.2020
  • Jamaica Jamaica has restricted the entry of all travelers except for those with an authorization issued by the government of Jamaica. All arriving travelers will be quarantined for 14 days.

    International restrictions:

    All air and sea ports remain closed to incoming passenger traffic until at least 31 May. Re-entry of Jamaican nationals will be permitted. Outgoing and cargo flights continue to operate, but flight availability is likely to be very limited. The Government of Jamaica has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide curfew has been extended until 24 May from 20.00 to 05.00, and will adjust for the Labour Day holiday; the holiday curfew will begin 24 May at 15.00 and end at 08.00 on 26 May, then resume at 21.00 and end on 31 May at 05.00. Essential workers are exempt. Anyone entering Jamaica must remain in quarantine for 14 days from the day of entry. All non-essential businesses, including educational institutions and recreational, tourist and leisure facilities, will be closed until 31 May. It’s mandatory to wear masks when in public spaces. Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited.

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    18.05.2020
  • Jamaica Passengers are not allowed to enter Jamaica. – This does not apply to passengers with a Travel Authorization document issued by the government of Jamaica. 2. Passengers with a Travel Authorization document issued by the government of Jamaica will be quarantined for 14 days. There are no restrictions on outgoing passenger travel.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide curfew has been extended until 24 May from 20.00 to 05.00, and will adjust for the Labour Day holiday; the holiday curfew will begin 24 May at 15.00 and end at 08.00 on 26 May, then resume at 21.00 and end on 31 May at 05.00. Essential workers are exempt. Anyone entering Jamaica must remain in quarantine for 14 days from the day of entry. It’s mandatory to wear masks when in public spaces.

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    10.05.2020
  • Jamaica 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Jamaica.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a Travel Authorization document issued by the government of Jamaica.
    2. Passengers with a Travel Authorization document issued by the government of Jamaica will be quarantined for 14 days.

    There are no restrictions on outgoing passenger travel.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The country is under a nationwide curfew until 13 May from 06.00 to 18.00 (local time). Essential workers are exempt.
    Anyone entering Jamaica must remain in quarantine for 14 days from the day of entry.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jamaica]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories]
    [https://jm.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-jamaica/]
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