Visitors to Jamaica welcome, but with insurance

 

The tourism board of Jamaica, along with the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council, and Global Rescue, have created Jamaica Cares, an innovative traveller protection and emergency services programme.

While the exact price for cover has not yet been established, it is expected to be around US$40-50 per person visiting the island.

Jamaica Cares includes:

  • Case management.
  • Transport logistics.
  • Rescue.
  • Evacuation and repatriation for medical emergencies including COVID-19.
  • Other crises including natural disasters.
  • International health cover up to US$100,000 for tourists traveling on their way to and from Jamaica.
  • On island health coverage up to US$50,000.

Mandatory payment for the insurance will be included in the application process every passenger has to complete online before visiting.

Jamaica has proven one of the most successful tourism re-openings, welcoming over 150,000 visitors since June. The country is taking a proactive role in rebuilding the spirit of travel, through restoring the trust and confidence of travellers in the destination.

Travellers from high-risk countries including the USA, Brazil, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic have to bring proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 10 days of departure into the country.

Travellers staying in the tourism corridor (an area of approved hotels and touristic activities) do not have to quarantine, but must stay on hotel grounds unless participating in an approved tour or to visit an approved corridor attraction.

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