COVID-19: TRAVELING TO JAMAICA

Travel Authorization

A Travel Authorization is required to travel to Jamaica. The travel authorization should be applied for 5 days or less prior to travel.

Apply for Travel Authorization Here

COVID-19 Testing

For all residents of the US, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico or Panama who are 12 years of age or over, a COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test is required. Samples collected using home test kits, along with antibody tests will not be accepted.

The date of the sample collection must be 9 days or less prior to travel. The test must be authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or meet the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), and must be performed by a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) registered or ISO 15189 certified laboratory. Lab Search

A negative test result, as well as the Travel Authorization, are to be presented to the airline at check-in and on arrival in Jamaica.

Airport Arrival

For express services inside the airport, it is advisable to book VIP meet & greet/fast-track service with Club Kingston or Club Mo Bay (at a fee). Your VIP agent will guide you through the airport and escort you to your driver (transportation booked separately – not available via Club Kingston or Club Mo Bay).

Book Club Kingston or Club Mo Bay VIP Service Here

Geejam can assist you to book the VIP service, as well as airport transfers.

Especially for travelers from countries considered to be high risk, expect to be screened at the airport on arrival in Jamaica. COVID-19 test may or may not be performed. Information will be provided as to what is expected of you during your stay in Jamaica.

Travel Health and Logistics Insurance with Implementation Date in November 2020

The compulsory fee will be included as part of the Travel Authorization application, triggering automatic participation in the Jamaica Cares program. Participation is mandatory for all non-Jamaican passport holders.

For US$40, Jamaica Cares provides visitors access to compulsory traveler protection and emergency medical services, including:

  • Case management, transport logistics, field rescue, evacuation, and repatriation for medical emergencies, including COVID-19 and other crises up to and including natural disasters
  • International health coverage up to US$100,000 for visitors traveling to and from Jamaica
  • On-island health coverage up to US$50,000

WHILE IN JAMAICA

Resilient Corridor

This measure applies only for tourist visitors who are staying in the “Resilient Corridor” designated for tourism purposes (this includes Geejam’s location).  Under this measure, persons are required to remain at their hotel within the corridor for the duration of their stay. They may, however, leave the hotel/resort to visit any tourist attraction, that is certified by the Jamaica Tourist Board to be a COVID-19 Resilient licensed tourist attraction located within the Resilient Corridor.

Split stays within the Resilient Corridors are permitted.

Mandatory Protocols

Mandatory protocols in Jamaica include social distancing, hand hygiene (sanitize or wash hands with soap and water) and wearing a face mask in common areas and public spaces.

Curfew

Current all-island curfew is between the hours of 9 pm and 5 am each day.

INFORMATION SITES

For the most up-to-date information on travel to Jamaica and COVID-19 related protocols, please visit:

Visit Jamaica Website

Jamaica Tourist Board Website

US visitors may also visit: Embassy of Jamaica in the US Website