Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (March 10, 2020)
Event: On March 10, the Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kingston of a person who had travelled from the United Kingdom.
The MoHW released an Advisory regarding the potential for COVID-19 in Jamaica. The language of the Advisory is available on its website.
The Government of Jamaica has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. All travelers entering the island with recent travel to China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Singapore, South Korea, and Spain may be denied entry or will be subject to immediate quarantine or isolation if symptomatic.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Kingston is closed for routine services on March 11, 2020. The Consular Section will reopen on March 12, 2020.
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 or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
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