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COVID-19 Information – Jamaica

COVID-19 Information – Jamaica Last updated: 11/20/2020 Country-Specific Information: The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Jamaica due to health and safety measures and COVID-related conditions.  Read the entire Travel Advisory . Medical services in Jamaica are limited.  Please read our general information regarding medical assistance in Jamaica . The Government of Jamaica has developed “ Resilient Corridors ” for tourism. Visitors should expect their ...
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COVID-19 Information – Cayman Islands

COVID-19 Information – Cayman Last updated: 11/13/2020 Country-Specific Information: The Cayman Islands government provides daily updates regarding COVID-19 on their COVID-19 website . Currently, several restrictions on travel and large gatherings are in place . Some have recently been eased.  Entry and Exit Requirements: Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Some US Citizens are permitted to enter. From October 1, 2020 until further notice, travelers eligible to ...
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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Kingston

Location: Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Event: Tropical Depression Eta is currently located off Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula and is expected to move northeast across the Caribbean Sea toward Cuba in the coming days.  The Cayman Islands are under a Tropical Storm Warning currently and lie near the projected storm path.  Although current forecasts do not indicate that ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location: Kingston, Jamaica Event: The U.S. Embassy has seen an increase in violent crime in areas frequented by American employees and their families. Of special concern is that these crimes have occurred during daylight hours. These crimes have not targeted U.S. citizens; however, we would like to remind the U.S. citizens to be vigilant while traveling in ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location: Kingston, Jamaica – Hope Road and Phoenix Avenue Event: A shooting occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. at Hope Road and Phoenix Avenue near Andrews Memorial Hospital and Devon House in Kingston, Jamaica.  The area has been cordoned off by the police and there is an ongoing investigation. Actions to Take: Avoid the area. Monitor local media ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location: Kingston, Jamaica – Liguenea Avenue Event: A shooting has just occurred on Liguanea Avenue in Kingston, Jamaica. The area has been cordoned off by the police and there is an ongoing investigation. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Monitor local media for updates. Be aware of your surroundings. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica 142 Old Hope ...
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National Gallery of Jamaica Receives 2020 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Award

The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) is the island’s 2020 recipient of the United States Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Award, receiving approximately J$6 million in grant funding.  This award was made possible through the AFCP’s Cultural Antiquities Task Force and will support the NGJ’s Conservation Redevelopment & Storage Rationalization Project.  The project is ...
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