COVID-19 Information – Jamaica
Updated March 27, 2020
- The Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) has confirmed 26 cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- The Government of Jamaica has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. On March 20, 2020, the Government of Jamaica announced that effective 11:59PM on Saturday March 21, 2020, and for a period of 14 days in the first instance, Jamaica’s air and seaports will be closed to incoming passenger traffic. Outgoing passenger and cargo will be allowed. In light of this development and the Global Level 4 Health Alert issued by the Department of State, U.S. citizens who plan to depart Jamaica should coordinate with airlines to do so at the earliest opportunity.
- In addition, on March 16, 2020, the Government of Jamaica advised that all travelers from countries where there is local transmission of the COVID-19 will now be required to self-quarantine for up to 14 days, either in their hotel or place of residence in Jamaica. This requirement also applies to U.S. citizens traveling from the United States to Jamaica. If during that time they develop symptoms, they are to contact the Ministry at the COVID-19 line: 888-754-7792 or at 888-ONE-LOVE (663-5683). If travelers are asymptomatic, but required to self-quarantine, they will be allowed to depart the island within the 14-day quarantine period. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. Visit the Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness website for additional information on these new measures.
- Quarantine facilities will be provided by the Government of Jamaica.
- Those presenting symptoms will be immediately isolated in isolation facilities at a public hospital.