Jamaica Announces Newly Improved Measures For International Travelers

Jamaica announced its newly revised measures for international travelers arriving on the island as of July 15, 2020, according to TravelPulse. The current set of regulations will remain in effect through July 31. They are being reassessed and adjusted as needed by the Jamaican government.

 Jamaica will undergo phased reopening with various seamless procedures 

All inbound travelers should complete an online Travel Authorization application, after which they will receive a travel certificate upon approval. They must present this certificate (print or electronically) during the airline check-in and also upon their arrival in Jamaica.

Travelers coming from high- risk areas must complete the questionnaire between 2 to 5 days before they arrive in Jamaica. Their approval or denial will be received in 48 hours after submission. All other travelers can complete the form at any point from five days before arrival and receive immediate approval or denial through an automated scoring algorithm.

Travelers from high-risk regions must also upload their latest negative COVID-19 PCR test results to receive a Travel Authorization certification. These must come from a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited lab.

All visitors will still be screened when they arrive in Jamaica by temperature checks, observation for symptoms, and a brief interview with Health Officers. Leisure travelers from areas that aren’t considered high-risk may be subject to swab-testing at the airport. Short-term business travelers are an exception but they must undergo a rapid-result swab test upon arrival at the airport and remain quarantined until their results arrive.

Visitors must follow ‘Stay in Zone’ after entering the country

Travelers who passed the health checks and texted negative may proceed to enter the country. However, they must follow the ‘Stay in Zone’ order and remain at their hotel or resort. Those whose symptoms of infection will be swab-tested at the airport and must quarantine in their hotel rooms until they receive their results.

Anyone who tests positive must undergo intensive isolation at home or in state-approved facilities (at their own expense), as determined by health authorities. Those who are low-risk staying outside the Resilient Corridor won’t have to test but will need to self-quarantine for fourteen days.

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