Jamaica (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Covid19 test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Those testing positive will be required to quarantine for 14 days

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 06.05.2021
1. Until 3 June 2021, flights from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Paraguay, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago are suspended.
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 antigen or PCR test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point.
– 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.
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

The following measures apply to travellers to Jamaica:

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

Jamaica is now requiring proof of negative COVID-19 tests for all visitors. The move applies to all non-residents 12 years of age and older. The tests must be taken within 10 days prior to the visitor’s intended date of travel to Jamaica.

The ban for flights arriving in Jamaica has been extended to flight from the UK Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Paraguay. All travellers from 12 years and upwards arriving in Jamaica must present a negative COVID-19 molecular (PCR, NAA, RNA) or Antigen test.

All non-Jamaicans who have been in the UK within the last 14 days prior to their intended arrival date in Jamaica and who may seek to enter the island through another country will not be permitted to enter Jamaica.
 

Lockdown Details

There are a range of local measures to limit the spread of the virus and the Jamaican authorities will seek to prosecute people who breach COVID-19 protocols, including those who break quarantine protocols, which may result in a fine and/or prison sentence.

There is a weekday island wide curfew from 8pm to 5am and with extended hours for weekends. The curfew hours are:

4pm on Saturdays to 5am on Sundays
2pm on Sundays to 5am on Mondays

gatherings of more than 10 people in any public place are not permitted
it is mandatory to wear masks in public and maintain a minimum personal distance of six feet
persons aged 60 and over are confined to home
Churches will engage in online services only
weddings can be performed with an attendance limit of 15 persons
burials are only permitted between Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm with no more than 15 persons in attendance (no more than 10 mourners)
The main business district, the Corporate Area of Kingston, will be restricted for the purposes of essential activity and residents should only venture out for such purposes
market hours are 6am to 6pm Monday-Saturday, with markets closed on Sundays
zoos will close at 6pm
parks will close at 6pm
amusement arcades will close at6pm
bars will close at 6pm
restaurants will close at 6pm
water parks 10am to 6pm
most beaches and rivers will be closed.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jamaica/coronavirus
Data Source: covidcontrols.co