Jamaica entry rules for Brits have changed as the island scraps pre-travel Covid testing for travelers while ending local rules including mandatory face masks
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British go further public holidays to Jamaica no longer have to meet Covid entry requirements as the country just scrapped the last of its travel rules.
That Caribbean hotspot has announced that all international visitors traveling to Jamaica will no longer require a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure.
It comes after the island recently scrapped travel quarantine rules, requiring visitors to obtain pre-authorization to enter the country.
It means Jamaica joins a lineup of Countries without Covid travel rules for tourists, next to Mexico and Costa Rica.
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However, travelers could be tested for Covid on arrival if they are showing symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. The UK Foreign Office says: “All travelers arriving in Jamaica may continue to be tested for COVID-19 if they are identified as high-risk based on symptoms, exposure to people who have tested positive, being in a high-risk group or other risk factors. Travelers can be screened for symptoms at the airport.”
The island is also easing local restrictions, including lifting mask requirements in enclosed public spaces.
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said in a statement: “The removal of the mask requirement and requiring travelers to present a negative COVID test result are important steps toward our continued phased relaxation of travel protocols as the spread of COVID-19 further back.
“We are optimistic that these simpler requirements will help increase Jamaica’s appeal as a premier tourist destination and move us forward towards a stronger recovery in both the tourism sector and the country’s economy as a whole.”
Learn more at visitjamaica.com.
With glorious sunshine, lush green landscapes and those picturesque sandy beaches, it’s no surprise that Jamaica has long been a firm favorite with vacationers.
There are heaps Adventures for intrepid explorers to discover, from the spectacular Blue Lagoon to James Bond filming locations found across the island (a fitting place considering author Ian Fleming has spent some time in Jamaica!).
It is worth noting that the country is a popular winter sun destination. Although you can still have great weather in April and May, the Caribbean islands face hurricane seasons starting in June.
- Travel restrictions can change rapidly due to the nature of the pandemic. You should always check the latest Jamaica Travel Advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs before booking or traveling.
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