ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR JAMAICA
It is almost time for your trip to Jamaica! As you prepare, please be aware of the new travel requirements and entry screening process for visiting the island. The ongoing pandemic causes frequent changes to entry requirements and testing guidelines, so be sure to check this page frequently leading up to your trip as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
Last Updated: Apr 8th, 2021
1. Fill out a Government Travel Authorization Application
Before arriving, all persons traveling to Jamaica are required to fill out a government travel authorization application which includes health information, immigration, and customs forms.
Once the travel application has been submitted and approved, travelers will need to present the authorization to an airline agent at check-in or when boarding the flight. To complete this form, click here.
2. Present Valid COVID-19 Test Result
All travelers age 12 and older are required to present valid COVID-19 test result upon arrival in Jamaica (along with their approved travel authorization). The date of the sample collection must be no more than 72 hours from the expected date of arrival and read “negative” or “not detected”.
All tests must be done at an accredited lab that is College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited, a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) registration, or ISO 15189 certification. It can be either a PCR test or an antigen test approved by the WHO/Pan American Health Organization the FDA.
Antibody tests will NOT be accepted nor will results from home-based test kits.
3. Visitors are Now Allowed to do Split Stays Within the Resilient Corridor
Visitors are now allowed to do split stays within the resilient corridor. Travelers are permitted to visit COVID-19 compliant attractions within the Resilient Corridors (the stretch of road from Negril through Port Antonio on the northern coast of the island), using transportation licensed under the Tourist Board Act. Be aware that the status of this restriction will continue to be assessed and updated by the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ ongoing review of Jamaica’s risk management protocols.
Visitors staying at locations outside the Resilient Corridors will continue to download the app which facilitate scheduled location and temperature checks. These visitors must complete 14 days of quarantine at the specified address before they can move to another location.
Please be advised that the ongoing pandemic causes frequent changes to entry requirements and testing guidelines. For more details and information on updated entry requirements, please visit the frequently asked questions page on the Jamaican Tourism Board’s Website here.
Before returning to the USA effective immediately, the United States requires that all air passengers entering the country will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding their flight as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of our travel suppliers have made arrangements for on-site COVID-19 testing right at your hotel (view these travel supplier policies).