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Please be advised that the Government of Jamaica has instituted the following travel restrictions: 

 

  • On 29th January 2020, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) announced travel restrictions on Chinese nationals (including from Honk Kong, Macau and Taiwan) entering Jamaica, on account of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-19.

 

  • Following its risk assessment and the World Health Organization Situation Report 37 of 26 February 2020, restrictions were imposed on an additional four (4) countries, namely:  Iran, Italy, Singapore and South Korea. 

 

  • The MOHW also indicated that it would review the situation in respect of Japan where a number of cases of outbreak of the virus, including a death, have been reported.

 

  • The restrictions announced on 26 February 2020 are as follows:
    • all Jamaicans who have visited Italy, South Korea, Iran, and Singapore in the last 14 days will have landing privileges in accordance with the law but will be subject to a health assessment and quarantine;

    • persons who have visited Italy, South Korea, Iran and Singapore in the last 14 days, and who do not have permanent residency or marriage exemption in Jamaica, will not be granted landing privileges at any of the country’s ports of entry;

    • non-Jamaicans who have permanent residence and marriage exemptions who are landed and who had visited Italy, South Korea, Iran, and Singapore in the last 14 days will be subject to a health assessment and quarantine;

    • persons who have visited Italy, South Korea, Iran and Singapore and have been granted landing privileges and are classified by the Ministry of Health and Wellness as high risk will be quarantined in Government facilities; and those who are assessed by the Ministry of Health and Wellness as low-risk will be self-quarantined at home under the strict evaluation and supervision of the Parish Health Department; and persons returning from Italy, South Korea, Iran and Singapore who have been granted landing privileges and who display any symptom of COVID-19, as per the case definition published by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, will be placed in immediate isolation at a health facility. 


The Government announced that France, Germany and Spain, were added to the restricted list, effective Thursday, 12
th March 2020:

 

  • All Jamaicans who visited France, Germany, and Spain in the last 14 days would have landing rights in accordance with law but would be subject to a health assessment and quarantine;

     

  • Non-Jamaicans who visited France, Germany and Spain in the last 14 days and who do not have permanent residency or marriage exemption in Jamaica would not be granted landing privileges at any of the country’s ports of entry; 

 

  • Non-Jamaicans who have permanent residence and marriage exemptions and who had visited France, Germany and Spain in the last 14 days would be landed and subject to a health assessment and quarantine;

 

  • Persons who visited France, Germany and Spain who have been granted landing privileges and were classified by the Ministry of Health and Wellness as high risk would be quarantined in Government facilities; and those who were assesses by the Ministry of Health and Wellness as low-risk would be quarantined at home under the supervision of the Parish Health Department; and Individuals returning from France, Germany and Spain who have been granted landing privileges and who display any symptom of the novel coronavirus 2019, as per the case definition published by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO/World Health Organisations (WHO), would be placed in immediate isolation at the Health Facility.