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JAMAICA | UK Travel Ban Further Extended until February 28

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Featured Prime Minister Andrew Holness Prime Minister Andrew Holness
KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 28, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced a further extension of the ban on flights coming into the country from the United Kingdom.

The Prime. Minister who was speaking yesterday in Parliament, said the ban would now be extended until Sunday, February 28, 2021. 

Prime Minister Holness indicated that most of the existing measures under the Disaster Risk Management (Enforcement Measures) Order, 2021 which are due to expire on January 31, 2021 will be extended until February 28, 2021 with a few amendments being considered in relation to funeral services, non-spectator sporting events and standing passengers on public bus transportation.

All non-Jamaicans who have been in the UK within the last 14 days prior to 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 intended arrival date, who seek to enter the island through another country will be tested and placed in State quarantine for a minimum of 48 hours until the results are returned. If negative, they will be transferred to home quarantine to complete the 14 day mandatory quarantine period. If positive, they will be transferred to isolation at a location approved by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. 

Minister of Health & Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton noted that “the Ministry of Health & Wellness will continue to work with the various airlines to support the repatriation of UK residents, who are in the island and wish to return to the UK. Cargo flights from the UK will continue to be exempted from the travel ban.”  

Meanwhile, Jamaicans are strongly advised not to travel to the UK at this time. Those who travel overseas including to the UK will be subject to the established quarantine or isolation procedures on their return to Jamaica.

 
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  • Countries: Jamaica