Jamaica extends ban on flights from UK to March 15

February 25, 2021

The Government of Jamaica has extended its ban on flights from the United Kingdom to March 15. 

The restriction was set to expire on February 28.

In a statement the Government outlined the following:

- The current ban on direct flights from the UK will remain in place.

- All non-Jamaicans who have been in the UK within the last 14 days prior to their intended arrival date in Jamaica, who may seek to enter the island through another country, will not be permitted to enter Jamaica.

- Jamaicans who have been in the UK within the 14 days prior to the intended arrival date, who seek to enter the island through another country, will be tested and detained in State quarantine for a minimum of 48 hours until the results are returned.

-If negative, they will be allowed to transfer to home quarantine to complete the 14-day mandatory quarantine period. If positive, they will remain in isolation at a location that is approved by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

According to the Government, restrictions will be reviewed following receipt of the results of a genome sequence testing of samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), to determine the possible presence of new strains of the SARS-COV2 virus in Jamaica.

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