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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location: Kingston, Jamaica – Chest Hospital in Kingston Event: A shooting just occurred at the Chest Hospital near Standpipe.  Shooter fled the scene and police are conducting a search operation in the area.  Shooter is considered armed and dangerous.  Exercise increased caution. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Monitor local media for updates. Be aware of your ...
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The United States Hands Over J$13 Million Worth of Critical Hospital Emergency Equipment to the Government of Jamaica in Response to COVID-19

Kingston – On Tuesday March 2, 2021, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered J$13 million worth of critically needed hospital supplies as part of a third tranche of emergency equipment to the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), to support the Government of Jamaica’s (GOJ) response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The equipment is ...
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Update on U.S. Embassy Kingston Consular Operations

(March 3, 2021) Event: The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Kingston provides U.S. and Jamaican citizens a range of services.  From processing passports to visas, the Consular Section understands the importance of our work and has strived to provide services over the past year, although at much reduced levels due to COVID-19.  Unfortunately, ...
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Consular Update Regarding Immigrant Visas Following the Rescinding of Presidential Proclamation 10014: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Consular Update Regarding Immigrant Visas Following the Rescinding of Presidential Proclamation 10014: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica Event: Presidential Proclamation (P.P.) 10014, entitled “Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak,” was rescinded on February 24, 2021.  Embassy Kingston’s ...
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Health Alert:U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (January 22, 2021)   Location:  Jamaica Event:  The following health information has been updated on the Embassy Kingston COVID-19 website: Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. ...
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