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Jamaica travel alerts

Jamaica alerts and entry requirements correct as of 23:21 GMT on Saturday 27th November 2021

From the 08 October 2021, the FCDO has updated the Jamaica travel advice and is no longer advising against all but essential travel to  Jamaica, this based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.  

Always check travel advice for the country you're travelling to, as advice can change often.

Please read all the latest Requirements to enter Jamaica

Requirements to enter Jamaica

You must check all requirements before heading to the airport.

With immediate effect, following the emergence of the new variant of concern for the SARS-CoV-2, all *non-citizens or non-permanent residents of Jamaica who have visited the listed countries within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Jamaica.

The countries are:

  • Botswana
  • Eswatini 
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

 

*All Jamaican citizens and permanent residents who have visited the countries listed within the last 14 days will be allowed entry, however, they will be subject to mandatory state-supervised quarantine for no less than 14 days.

For more information please check here.

 

For the latest entry requirements and more information, please check Visit Jamaica before travelling.

Travel authorisation form

In the seven days before your travel date, you must apply online for authorisation to visit Jamaica.

As soon as you've completed the online form, you'll get confirmation on screen and by email which you should print or save to your digital device - You'll need to present your confirmation at check in and after you've landed in Jamaica.

Apply for travel authorisation to Jamaica

 

Pre-departure test

All customers aged 12 and above must have a negative result from a PCR or Antigen test taken no more than 3 days before arriving in Jamaica

Results from self-tests aren’t accepted - Your test must be carried out by a medical professional. Results from Antibody tests are also not accepted.

This requirement also applies to customers with a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery. 

 

Covid-19 testing on arrival

If you are travelling from a high-risk country or display symptoms when you land in Jamaica, you may be required to take a Covid-19 test on arrival, even if you presented a negative result at check in. In this case, you'll need to await results in your hotel room.

Find out how to book your Covid-19 tests

 

Quarantine

You will be required to quarantine on arrival, details will depend on your reason for travel:

  • Jamaican resident - with a negative test will be exempt from quarantine
  • Tourist staying in ‘Resilient Corridor’ – If your arrival test is negative, you will remain at your hotel/resort within the “resilient corridor” and restricted to property under the “Stay in Resilient Corridor” measure with only permitted excursions.
  • Non-Resident business – Quarantine order will be imposed pending the additional covid test result on arrival
  • Non-resident staying outside of ‘Resilient Corridor’ – you will be issued with home quarantine for 14 days on your arrival regardless of test status.

Fully vaccinated means that at least 14 day has passed since you received the last dose of the vaccine. For further information please visit https://virg.in/EhJ

 

Passport

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

 

Visa

UK and US passport holders can visit Jamaica for up to 90 days without a visa. If you don't have a UK or US passport, check Jamaica's visa requirements before you travel as you may need to purchase a visa on arrival.

You may need an ESTA for transit purposes if you're travelling via the USA.

Find out more and apply

 

Travel authorisation form

In the seven days before your travel date, you must apply online for authorisation to visit Jamaica.

As soon as you've completed the online form, you'll get confirmation on screen and by email which you should print or save to your digital device - You'll need to present your confirmation at check in and after you've landed in Jamaica.

Apply for travel authorisation to Jamaica

 

Pre-departure test

All customers aged 12 and above must have a negative result from a PCR or Antigen test taken no more than 3 days before arriving in Jamaica

Results from self-tests aren’t accepted - Your test must be carried out by a medical professional. Results from Antibody tests are also not accepted.

This requirement also applies to customers with a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery. 

 

Covid-19 testing on arrival

If you are travelling from a high-risk country or display symptoms when you land in Jamaica, you may be required to take a Covid-19 test on arrival, even if you presented a negative result at check in. In this case, you'll need to await results in your hotel room.

Find out how to book your Covid-19 tests

 

Quarantine

You will be required to quarantine on arrival, details will depend on your reason for travel:

  • Jamaican resident - you will be issued with home quarantine for 14 days on your arrival.
  • Tourist staying in ‘Resilient Corridor’ – If your arrival test is negative, you will remain at your hotel/resort within the “resilient corridor” and restricted to property under the “Stay in Resilient Corridor” measure with only permitted excursions.
  • Non-Resident business – Quarantine order will be imposed pending the additional covid test result on arrival
  • Non-resident staying outside of ‘Resilient Corridor’ – you will be issued with home quarantine for 14 days on your arrival regardless of test status.

For further information please visit https://virg.in/EhJ

 

Passport

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

 

Visa

UK and US passport holders can visit Jamaica for up to 90 days without a visa. If you don't have a UK or US passport, check Jamaica's visa requirements before you travel as you may need to purchase a visa on arrival.

You may need an ESTA for transit purposes if you're travelling via the USA.

Find out more and apply

 

Following the latest government, World Health Organisation, and industry regulatory guidance, you must wear a face mask or face covering at all times onboard the flight and throughout the airport.

You may only remove the face mask for the following reasons:

  • To avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others
  • To eat or drink where it is reasonably necessary to do so, or to take medication

There are some exemptions that apply to the wearing of face masks or face coverings:

  • If you can't put on, wear, or remove a face covering without severe distress, or due to any physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010)
  • If you're travelling with, or providing assistance to, another person who relies on lip reading to communicate
  • Children 11 and under unless you are travelling to/from the US*

*Customers travelling to or from the USA aged 2 and over must wear a face mask at all times in the airport and onboard the flight. The same exemptions apply.

Jamaica airport guides

 

Montego Bay

Sangster International Airport (MBJ)

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