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JAMAICA WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

INCREASED AIRLIFT AND HOTELS AND RESORTS ARE WELCOMING TRAVELERS

2020-07-30T11:43:07-04:00 en-US Jul 30, 2020

The pool at sunset at Moon Palace Photo Credit Moon Palace Jamaica

With Jamaica’s borders now open to international travelers, airlift service has resumed and operations restarted at a number of hotels. Most of the major airlines serving the destination including American Airlines, Delta, and JetBlue have begun operating with limited service while accommodation partners have announced various timelines to coincide with the phased reopening.

“We are thrilled to safely welcome visitors again to experience what makes Jamaica so special,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Our partners have worked tirelessly to enable travelers to visit our shores in the safest and most responsible manner, ensuring the protection of all that visit. We are confident that while we all manage this new normal, Jamaica will continue delivering authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences the world has come to expect when they are here.”

Couples Tower Isle invites with its own private isle Credit Couples Resorts

AIRLIFT

American Airlines

- Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – twice daily service

- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – daily service ending August 18th

- Miami International Airport (MIA) to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) – daily service currently; twice daily starting August 5th

- Miami International Airport (MIA) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – twice daily service

Caribbean Airlines

- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) – daily service

Delta Airlines

- Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) – four times weekly service

- Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – twice daily service

JetBlue

- Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – weekly service on Saturdays

- Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) – three times weekly service

- Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – twice daily service

- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) –daily service

- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – twice daily service

- Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – six times weekly service in July and daily service starting in August

Southwest Airlines 

- Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – daily service

- Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – daily service

Spirit Airlines

- Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) – three times weekly service

- Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – daily service

United Airlines

- George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – daily service

- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) – daily service

ACCOMMODATIONS

Montego Bay

- Rose Hall Villas at Half Moon
- Sandals Montego Bay
- S Hotel
- RIU  Reggae
- Deja Resort

Ocho Rios

- Couples Tower Isle
- Moon Palace Jamaica
- RIU Ocho Rios
- Jamaica Inn

Negril

- Tensing Pen
- The Spa Retreat
- Beaches Negril
- White Sands Negril
- Couples Swept Away

Jamaica has implemented a comprehensive set of health and safety protocols spanning the tourism sector intended to facilitate a seamless travel experience and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Within the destination, travelers can expect an enhanced experience at hotels including digital check-in, hand sanitizer stations, elimination of self-service at buffets, digital or single-use menus, social distancing markers throughout the property and much more.

Jamaica Inn is elegant in Ocho Rios Photo Credit Jamaica Inn

All visitors traveling to Jamaica are required to apply for a Travel Authorization no more than five (5) days prior to arrival. As of July 15, non-resident leisure travelers coming from Florida, New York, Arizona and Texas (areas declared by the Ministry of Health and Wellness as high risk at this time), must complete their Travel Authorization questionnaire no less than two days and no more than five days prior to arrival. These travelers will be required to include proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result, taken within ten (10) days of arrival to Jamaica when applying for their Travel Authorization. The test results must also be presented to relevant officials upon arrival in Jamaica. Business travelers are not required to upload a negative result as they will be tested on arrival.

For more information on Jamaica’s Health and Safety Protocols, visit www.jtbonline.org.  For more about Jamaica and all it has to offer, visit www.visitjamaica.com.

About Jamaica Tourist Boardâ?¯ 

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. JTB offices are also located in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Mumbai.â?¯â?¯ 

TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World in 2019. Also this year, the International Council of the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the Destination of the Year and TravAlliance Media named JTB Best Tourism Board, and Jamaica as Best Culinary Destination, Best Wedding Destination and Best Honeymoon Destination. Additionally, the JTB has been declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for thirteen consecutive years between 2006 and 2019. Jamaica also earned the WTA’s award for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2018 for the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions and service providers that have won several awards throughout the years.  

For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site atâ?¯www.visitjamaica.comâ?¯or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422).â?¯â?¯Follow the JTB on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest and YouTube. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.