Jamaica (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated arrivals must complete an eight-day self-quarantine period, while unvaccinated passengers must undergo a 14-day self-quarantine period.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Covid19 test is required for some travelers.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine required for all travelers.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 29.11.2021
1. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Jamaica;
– permanent residents of Jamaica.
2. Passengers residing in Jamaica for a minimum of 6 continuous months in a calendar year must complete a travel authorization before departure at https://jamcovid19.moh.gov.jm/immigration.html
3. Passengers not residing in Jamaica must present a travel authorization before departure obtained at https://www.visitjamaica.com/
4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: antigen, NAAT, PCR and RNA.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
5. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening upon arrival.
6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. More details can be found at https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/restrictive-measures/
7. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next flight.
8. Passengers traveling on business are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Jamaica is open for arrivals from most countries. Domestically, restrictions vary between regions, with touristic areas more relaxed.

Flights from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, India, Botswana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Trinidad and Tobago and Peru are suspended

Who can enter?
Category 1: Residents – Jamaican nationals and non-nationals (including British Citizens) ordinarily resident in Jamaica

Category 2: Non-residents visiting Jamaica for tourism purposes and staying at approved “resilient corridor” accommodation

Category 3: Non-residents visiting Jamaica for business purposes

Category 4: Non-residents visiting Jamaica for other purposes including tourists not staying within the “resilient corridor”

Fully vaccinated arrivals are required to quarantine for 8 days, you should ensure that you have evidence of full vaccination status.

All arrivals to Jamaica must present a negative PCR, Antigen, NAA or RNA test, no older than 72 hours

Additional tests may be conducted for some arrivals.

All arrivals to Jamaica must self-quarantine for 14 days.

All travelers will be required to pay an insurance fee of $40 USD, to cover treatment if needed.

Arrivals staying in “resilient corridor” accommodations may move within the resilient corridor.

Click here for more details https://www.coronatestcentre.com/destination/jamaica

For further details:
All travellers arriving in Jamaica will be subject to the following quarantine requirements (you should ensure that you have evidence of full vaccination status for reduced quarantine):

Category 1: Residents – Jamaican nationals and non-nationals (including British Citizens) ordinarily resident in Jamaica
– Jamaican nationals and non-nationals ordinarily resident in Jamaica may be subject to testing if assessed as high-risk

– Whether or not you are required to be tested, you will be required to remain in quarantine at home for 14 days from your date of entry to Jamaica. If you are fully vaccinated this is reduced to 8 days

– If you are tested and your test is negative, you will have to complete your quarantine at home for 14 days from your date of entry to Jamaica. If you are fully vaccinated this is reduced to 8 days

– If the test is positive, you will be isolated either at home or in a government facility as determined by the health authorities

Category 2: Non-residents visiting Jamaica for tourism purposes and staying at approved “resilient corridor” accommodation
– The pre-testing requirement described above is applicable to persons in this category if they are residents of locations designated as high risk by the Jamaican health authorities.

– Based on health screening and risk assessment on arrival, you may still be required to be tested at the airport or designated facility. In this case, you would await your test result in your hotel room.

– If the test is negative, you would remain at your hotel/resort within the “resilient corridor” and restricted to property under the “Stay in Resilient Corridor” measure.

– If the test is positive, you would be isolated either at the hotel/resort or in a government facility as determined by the health authorities.

– Details of ‘resilient corridor’ accommodation can be found on the Visit Jamaica website.

Category 3: Non-residents visiting Jamaica for business purposes
– This traveller category does NOT include other non-residents or residents travelling to attend funerals, weddings, other family gatherings or conduct personal interest activities.

– Business travellers will also be tested on arrival at the airport in Jamaica. They will await their test results under a “Quarantine for Business Traveller” measure at their hotel/intended address. If the test is negative, they would be released from quarantine and be under a “Stay at Intended Address for Business Travellers” measure for a period of 14 days from their date of entry to Jamaica or for the duration of their stay if shorter than 14 days. If the test is positive, they would be isolated either at their hotel/intended address or in a government facility as determined by the health authorities.

Category 4: Non-residents visiting Jamaica for other purposes including tourists not staying within the “resilient corridor”
– The pre-testing requirement described above is applicable to persons in this category if they are residents of locations designated as high risk by the Jamaican health authorities. Persons who are not required to pre-test may be required to be tested at the airport or other designated facility, if assessed by the health authorities as high-risk. They will then await their test results under quarantine at their hotel/intended address.

– Whether or not you need to be tested or not, you will need to remain in quarantine at home for 14 days from your date of entry to Jamaica. If you need to be tested and your test is negative, you will be required to remain in quarantine at home for 14 days from your date of entry to Jamaica. If the test is positive, you will be isolated either at home or in a government facility as determined by the health authorities.

Travel application must be filled before arriving.

Prior to checking in for a flight to Jamaica, you must get authorisation to enter from the Visit Jamaica website: https://www.visitjamaica.com/
 

Lockdown Details

Public transportation in Jamaica is operation under restrictions.

Restaurants, cafes and bars in Jamaica are open, with health measurements in place.

Non-essential businesses and outdoor attractions in Jamaica are open, with health measurements in place. Beaches are open in specific times.

Indoor attractions and leisure facilities remain closed.

An island-wide curfew is in place between 20:00 and 5:00 on Weekdays, and 18:00 to 5:00 on Saturdays.

Authorities will enforce an 24-hour stay-at-home order on September 5-7 and September 12-14.
Wearing face masks is required in all public places.

 

Sources

Jamaica Imposes Travel Restrictions on African Countries


Data Source: covidcontrols.co