Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has revealed that Jamaica will re-open to international visitors in two weeks. The Jamaica Gleaner newspaper says Bartlett announced in a letter to tourism stakeholders on Sunday night.
Borders to reopen on June 15
Bartlett’s Facebook page’s post said “The Government of Jamaica will open its borders for the repatriation of nationals as of 1 June 2020. On 15 June 2020, the borders will be open for all international travelers.”
Omar Robinson, president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, is urging the country’s hoteliers to seek certification from the Tourism Product Development. This is to ensure that they follow Jamaica’s COVID-19 protocols, according to The Jamaica Observer.
Reports also say that they will undergo health screening upon arrival, but not necessarily be required to take COVID-19 tests. TravelPulse Canada will have more information as it becomes available.