Come April 16, travelers to Jamaica will no longer require pre-arrival COVID-19 testing for vaccinated or unvaccinated visitors.
Additionally, visitors will no longer be required to present proof of a negative Covid-19 antigen or PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to travel.
Moreover, the mask mandate for for enclosed public spaces will end on April 15.
Although the protocol will no longer be mandatory, the Ministry of Health and Wellness says mask-wearing will be highly encouraged.
The Ministry is advising that all other measures under the Public Health Enforcement Measures (Coronavirus COVID-19) Order 2022 remain unchanged at this time.
- A requirement for persons who test positive for COVID-19 to isolate at their abode until they have recovered.
- Directions relating to the conduct of COVID-19 testing and the handling of samples and reports by private laboratories.
- Provisions to protect the identity of persons who test positive for COVID-19; and
- A requirement for owners or operators of businesses, places of worship, educational institutions or other establishments to which the public has access to ensure that handwashing stations, or hand sanitising equipment, are placed and maintained at the entrance of the premises as well as a requirement for persons entering the premises to wash or otherwise sanitise their hands upon entry.
“We’re optimistic that these will serve to increase the appeal of Jamaica as a premier destination and keep us moving toward a stronger recovery for the tourism sector and our economy as a whole,” said Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism.