Travel Information - COVID-19
Travel Information - COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced destinations to implement risk management measures to protect the health and safety of residents and visitors alike. Here is what you need to know about Jamaica.
What do I need to travel to Jamaica?
Along with your passport and an airline ticket, you will need to obtain a travel authorization. In addition, all travelers 12 years of age and over are required to have either a negative Antigen or a negative molecular (PCR, RNA or NAA) test result from an accredited lab in that country. The test sample must be provided within 3 days of travel. Apply for your travel authorization here.
Where can I stay in Jamaica?
Non residents visiting Jamaica may stay at any COVID-19 compliant accommodation listed here, or at a private residence.
Will I be able to enjoy my vacation?
You will enjoy your vacation just as you planned it, in a safe, secure and seamless manner within our Resilient Corridors. All our tourism partners have been re-trained and certified and are open for business ready to serve you.
What is the Resilient Corridor?
The Resilient Corridor was created to encourage safe tourism practices through the strict delivery of service that conform to a rigorous set of COVID-19 protocols and approved by the The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Tourism service delivery operators permitted to accept guests have been inspected and are COVID-19 compliant with the required standards of training, protective equipment and processes. JTB licensed accommodations and attractions within the Kingston Resort Area that are certified as COVID-19 protocol compliant, are also able to accept guests. Visitors staying at any of these accommodations are free to enjoy all available offerings at the accommodation providers and any compliant attractions, restaurants and shopping areas.
Will my movements be restricted within the Resilient Corridor?
While observing the safety protocols, visitors staying at any Covid-19 compliant accommodation, regardless of their vaccination status, are free to enjoy all available amenities and activities at their accommodation provider as well as visit all approved attractions, restaurants and duty free shopping malls. Visitor movement between entities within the Resilient Corridor however, must be via JTB licensed transportation.
Fully vaccinated travelers that presented a PCR test for their inbound flight will be allowed to move outside the Corridor.
Fully vaccinated travelers that presented an antigen test for their inbound flight, may take a PCR test at any time after their arrival (at own expense) and if the test result is negative, they will be allowed to move outside the Corridor.
What activities can I do if I stay in a private dwelling or other accommodation that is not in the Resilient Corridor?
Your vaccination status as well as your COVID-19 test type used for entry will determine if you are required to quarantine as follows:
Fully vaccinated travelers that present a PCR test for their flight are not required to quarantine on arrival.
Fully vaccinated travelers that present an Antigen test for their flight are required to quarantine for 8 days. They may opt to leave quarantine early by obtaining a negative PCR test result at any time after arrival.
Unvaccinated travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days.
Visitors are free to move around while observing the health and safety protocols after they finished their quarantine period.
Do I need a COVID-19 test to return home?
Consult your home country travel and entry requirements website, contact your travel agent or the airline for detail. Certified labs are readily available at hotels and other nearby locations if you need a test.
United States citizens: Travelers are required to show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel, OR documentation of having recovered from COVID-19, before they board their flight.
Resource: International Travel | CDC
Canadian citizens: Travelers are required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before travel, OR proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test and the test must have been taken between 10 days and 180 days before.
United Kingdom citizens: https://www.gov.uk/
What if I test positive for COVID-19 while in Jamaica?
If a visitor tests positive for COVID-19 while in Jamaica, they will be required to isolate at the hotel or at a government facility for up to 10 days. For purposes of departure from the island before the isolation period ends, visitors may be released from isolation by a medical officer according to the rules of their country of destination and the airlines. If a test is required by the destination, then this requirement is to be complied with and the result known before release from isolation.