COVID-19: PROTOCOLS

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

All persons 12 years and older entering Jamaica are required to present a negative PCR or Antigen COVID-19 test result at flight check-in. The date of the sample collection must be within 3 days of the date of travel. Detailed information on tests

Tests must be done by a medical laboratory that has a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) registration, an ISO 15189 certification. Lab Search

The 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 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).

Geejam can assist you to book the VIP service, as well as airport transfers. Book Club Kingston or Club Mo Bay VIP Service Here

Travel Health and Logistics Insurance

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 (wash hands with soap and water or sanitize) and wearing a face mask in common areas and public spaces.

Curfew

Current all-island curfew is between the hours of 7 pm and 5 am Monday to Friday, on Saturday between 6 pm and 5 am and on Sunday between 2 pm and 5 am.

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