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  • Writer's pictureMartha Vignati


Dear Valued Travelers,

Ready. Set. Let’s Go! I hope you are as excited as I am that today Monday June 15, Jamaica reopen it’s borders to international travelers. The past few months have been hard on all of us and we must now find ways of “living with COVID-19” which will allow us to remain safe and responsible. Jamaica is ready! Our phased reopening plan, Ready. Set. Let’s Go!, will kick into gear immediately. In Phase 1, which runs from June 15 – 30, all travelers should be aware of changes in the entry requirements. All persons intending to travel to Jamaica will now be required to secure a Travel Authorization online at Additionally, as part of our risk management measures, and to ensure that our residents and visitors stay safe, Jamaica will require all high risk passengers, upon arrival, to submit to a mandatory PCR/swab-test. All persons arriving from countries where there is high community transmission will be tested.

In short, the new procedure for travelers arriving in Jamaica is as follows:


· Secure approval online for the Travel Authorization. This is to be completed at authorization and is to be done within 72 hours of checking in. This is a requirement for checking in for your flight.

· Passengers are encouraged to purchase appropriate travel insurance for their journey.

· Wear face masks and practice physical distancing throughout the journey.

In Flight

· Follow the protocols established by the airline for a comfortable flight to Jamaica.

· Practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene to the extent possible.

Upon Arrival

· Wear face mask in all public spaces while in Jamaica.

· Have Travel Authorization available for the Health and Immigration Officials.

· Be prepared to follow the instructions of these Officials.

· Proceed through immigration, customs and transfer to their accommodation where they will “Stay in Place” while awaiting their test results.

As previously indicated, this applies to Phase 1 of the reopening and runs to June 30. Our devoted Jamaica Tourist Board sales team is available to you to provide

updates and the latest hotel developments, or simply to answer your questions. We want to work with you to ensure you’re well equipped to offer Jamaica to your clients.

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