Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location: Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

Event: Please see updates related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

Jamaica

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:
  • 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:
  • Visit Jamaica
  • 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.

Cayman Islands 

Find the latest updates on Cayman Islands Government recommendations regarding COVID-19 on the Cayman Islands COVID-19 Website.

Curfew in effect:

  • A daily curfew is in effect from 10:00 P.M. until 4:00 A.M.

Face Coverings:

  • In indoor public places, it now is legally required to wear face coverings under certain conditions. These vary based on the public place, your age, any medical conditions you may have, as well as whether you are in Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac or Little Cayman.

Travel:

  • All airports in the Cayman Islands will remain closed to international leisure and non-essential travel until at least September 1, 2020.
  • A travel helpline has been launched to offer advice and assistance to persons with an urgent and compassionate need to travel during the airport closure. If you need to travel to or from the Cayman Islands, please use the online tool to submit your information.
  • Cruise ships and private vessels are not being accepted to the ports of the Cayman Islands.

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