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Health Alert: Jamaica, Borders to Open June 15

Find the latest updates on Jamaican Government recommendations regarding COVID-19 on the Ministry of Health and Wellness Website.


Reopening of borders:

·       The government of Jamaica announced that the borders will be open for all international travelers as of June 15, 2020.

·       According to recent media reports, Jamaican authorities have indicated that all tourists arriving to Jamaica after June 15 will be tested for COVID-19.  U.S. citizens needing more information about this requirement should consult with official Jamaican Government sources before they travel. 

·       Please note that the Department of State continues to advise U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  For more information about this Global Level 4 Health Advisory, please visit the following website:

o   Travel.State.Gov

·       Flight schedules into and out of Jamaica may be impacted by COVID-related or other exigent circumstances.  Travelers are advised to check directly with airlines for the latest scheduling and booking information.

·       For the most up-to-date information on inbound travel to Jamaica, please refer to official updates from the Jamaican Government:

o   Visit Jamaica

o   Embassy of Jamaica in the United States


Reopening of beaches:

·       Effective June 7, 2020, all public beaches are open with strict COVID-19 protocols in effect, including social distancing.


Face coverings:

·       It is mandatory to wear a face covering in public places.


National curfew hours:

·       A curfew is in effect from 9:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. through June 14, 2020.

·       The curfew will begin at 10:00 P.M. until 5:00 A.M. from June 14 until June 30, 2020.


Stay-at-home measures:

·       A stay-at-home order is in effect for individuals over the age of 65 and those with comorbidities until June 30, 2020.



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