Jamaican High Commission United Kingdom

Jamaican high commission

Restricted Travel to Jamaica - COVID-19

March 14, 2020

March 14, 2020

The Jamaican High Commission wishes to advise that in response to the outbreak of the novel COVID-19, and in further efforts to prevent the spread of the outbreak of the virus in Jamaica, the Government of Jamaica has implemented, with effect from today, 14th March 2020, the following procedures for travellers who have visited the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland within fourteen days of arrival in Jamaica:

  • Jamaican nationals and non-Jamaicans who have permanent residency or marriage exemption in Jamaica will have landing privileges but subject to health assessment and quarantine.
  • Non-Jamaicans who do not have permanent residency or marriage exemption in Jamaica will not be granted landing privileges at any of the country’s ports of entry.
  • Persons who have been granted landing privileges and who are deemed high-risk will be quarantined in Government facilities, while those deemed low risk will be quarantined at home under supervision of the health authorities.
  • Persons who have been granted landing privileges who display any symptom of COVID-19 as per the case definition of the PAHO/WHO will be placed in immediate isolation at a health facility.

The Government of Jamaica will continue to monitor and assess the situation and will make a determination of future adjustments based on the risk assessment.

For further updates and information, please visit the following websites:

For specific travel related information, please contact the airlines directly or your travel agent.

For any other urgent communication over the weekend, please transmit what’s app message to either of the following numbers – 0754 333 6041 or 0734 124 6459.