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Jamaica coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Jamaica. Jamaica is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Jamaica. Jamaica is part of North America with main city at Kingston. Its Developing country with a population of 3M people. The main currency is Jamaican Dollar. The languages spoken are English.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Jamaica

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Jamaica is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, will have a shortened quarantine period of 8 days. Vaccinated travelers who are eligible for home quarantine have the option to be tested after arrival and those who receive a negative test result will be released from quarantine. Travelers who can provide both a valid vaccination certificate and a valid negative PCR test are exempt from quarantine requirements.
Vaccinated business travelers who test negative on the RT-PCR test taken on arrival are exempt from the 'Stay at Intended Address for Business Travelers' measures.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.

Quarantine required

Travelers will be tested on arrival and are required to quarantine for 14 days. Those testing negative must follow different measures depending on their traveler category. Those testing positive will be isolated at a location decided by the Health Authorities.
Tourists on the 'resilient corridor' program must remain in the hotel or resort but may leave the hotel room following the 'Stay in Resilient Corridor' control measure. Other tourists will be required to room quarantine.
Business travelers are required to undergo RT-PCR testing on arrival and undergo quarantine until a negative test result is confirmed. Those testing negative are released from quarantine but must follow the 'Stay at Intended Address for Business Travellers' measure for the duration of their stay.
Residents may self-quarantine in their own home or accommodation.
Further information on the quarantine requirements can be found at https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/traveller-categories/

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR, NAA, RNA, or antigen test, taken within 72 hours prior, must be provided on departure.
Further information on tests accepted and accredited testing laboratories can be found at https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/test-req/

Additional documents required

Travelers are required to apply for travel authorization within 7 days of the intended travel date. - Travel authorization
For more details Visit Jamaica

Government measures

A national curfew is in place between the hours of 9 pm to 5 am. Social gatherings remain restricted to a maximum of 10 people. Preventative health measures, such as frequent hand washing and social distancing, are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. Full details regarding curfew hours can be found at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jamaica/coronavirus

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open at half capacity to allow for social distancing.

Bars

Bars are open at half capacity to allow for social distancing.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Jamaica

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Jamaica

Officials have announced increased domestic COVID-19-related restrictions in response to the rising number of cases. Stay-at-home orders will be enforced over seven days through Sept. 5. The impacted days are Aug. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and 31, and Sept. 5. On lockdown days, essential workers may still travel. There will also be exceptions for international travelers, persons seeking medical assistance, and those attending religious services on Aug. 29 and Sept. 5.
Outside of lockdown days, a curfew will run from 19:00-05:00. The curfew starts an hour earlier on Saturdays, at 18:00. The curfew on Aug. 21 will, however, begin at 20:00.
Officials have reiterated that a work from home order remains in place for much of the public sector. Authorities have appealed to the private sector to take a similar approach.
Public gatherings are limited to 10 people.
Place of worship and weddings are limited to 20 people.
Events hosted by public entities are banned.
Funeral services are banned Aug. 25-Sept. 7.
Business activity has largely resumed.
Beaches operate at reduced hours.
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Jamaica

Exercise a high degree of caution

Jamaica requires travellers aged 12 years or more to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days prior to the travel date (see Travel). We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Jamaica due to the high rates of violent crime.
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