Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (June 16, 2020)
Event: Travel Authorization Form for entrance into Jamaica.
- 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
- Beginning June 15, all arriving passengers will be required to have a Travel Authorization prior to check-in for a flight to Jamaica. The Travel Authorization Form can be found at www.visitjamaica.com. The form asks a series of questions and requires the traveler to consent to the following:
o Travel Costs
- I acknowledge I am traveling to Jamaica and bear all the costs for travel to and from the destination as well as costs while I am in-country should I fall ill. This can include, but is not limited to the following:
- COVID-19 test
- Medical services
- Hospital services
- Medical transportation services
- Medical evacuation services
- Quarantine/isolation facilities and services
o Health Screening and Risk Assessment at Port of Entry
- Upon arrival in Jamaica, I will be required to undergo a health screening and risk assessment by the health authorities. The health screening will include checking my temperature, observation of my symptoms, if any, as well as an interview by a health officer.
- I understand that I will be subject to testing if I am assessed as high risk either as a result of coming from a country designated as high risk for COVID-19 transmission based on classification by the World Health Organisation or due to other risk factors such as exhibiting symptoms or exposure to persons who have tested positive.
o Testing for COVID-19
- I also consent to the following COVID-19 testing protocol, should I be required to be tested by the health authorities:
- Naso-pharyngeal swabbing on my arrival. If my initial test for COVID-19 is positive, or I develop any symptom of COVID-19 during my period of quarantine, I may be placed in mandatory isolation until I have fully recovered. I agree to further samples for testing being taken during my period of isolation.
o Stay in COVID-19 Resilient Corridor
- If I am not required to be tested or if my test is negative, I understand that I will be required for the duration of my stay in Jamaica to remain within the “COVID-19 Resilient Corridor”, a defined geographical area within Jamaica designated for tourism purposes.
- If I am required to be tested for COVID-19 and my test is positive, I consent to being isolated either at my hotel/resort or in a government facility as determined by the health authorities.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Cayman.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Jamaica.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica
142 Old Hope Rd. Kingston 6, Jamaica
- U.S. Consular Agency Montego Bay
Whitter Village, Ironshore
Unit EU-1 (across from Burger King)
Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica
- U.S. Consular Agency Cayman Islands
150 Smith Road
Smith Road Center, Unit 202B
George Town, KY1-1010
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
- State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
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