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Effective March 4, 2021

COVID-19 Questions Answered About Visiting Jamaica

Travel Authorization
for Jamaica

Jamaica remains an exciting place to visit, but due to Covid-19 extra care are taken for your trip to be safe and fun as much as possible.  If you are able to travel, please remember at all times to follow the rules.  Below are the requirements that you are expected to follow if you are to visit Montego Bay or other parts of Jamaica. 

Negative Covid-19
Test Required

All travellers to Jamaica from 12 years of age regardless of nationality, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test to check-in for a flight to Jamaica. The test must be authorized by an accredited laboratory.

The date of the sample collection must be within 3 days of the date of travel. The negative test result must be presented to the airline representative in order to complete the check-in for your flight.

Acceptable Test Types

−A Reverse Transcription
−Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RT-PCR)
−A Nucleic Acid Amplification test (NAA)
−An RNA or molecular test
−An Antigen test

Please note

-Only results from oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal samples will be accepted for PCR tests.
-Only results from nasopharyngeal samples will be accepted for Antigen tests
-Antibody tests will NOT be accepted
-Results from home-based test kits will NOT be accepted

What should be on your test result sheet

-Name of individual tested (must be same on application and lab test result)
-Date of birth of individual tested (must be same on application and lab test result)
-Name of testing laboratory
-Indication of laboratory credentials (CLIA, ISO 15189)
-Date of sample collection
-Type of test
-Type of sample
-Test result

Information is from the Jamaica Tourist Board