Tag: travel


Minister Bartlett Inducted Into Global Travel Hall Of Fame

Photo source – JIS Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett yesterday (April 28) joined an esteemed group of high achievers in the international travel and hospitality industry, with his induction into the prestigious Global Travel Hall of Fame. The Global Travel Hall of Fame, formerly dubbed The British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame, “recognizes the highest achievers in […]


Jamaica Sees Record Air Passenger Arrivals

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the 7,000 airline passengers, who arrived at the Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in St. James on December 11, are a prelude to what is to come for the winter season. Citing the number of arrivals as a single day record since the reopening of air travel on June 15, 2020, Minister Bartlett said […]


The UK Pulls Countries From Its COVID-19 Travel Red List

The U.K. is set to reduce the number of countries on its Covid-19 travel red list from 54 to seven, the government reportedly said. South Africa, Brazil, and Mexico come off the red list, which requires travelers to quarantine in an approved hotel at their cost for 10 full days. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the changes begin on Monday […]


U.S. Set To Lift Travel Restrictions

The U.S. will lift travel restrictions in November for international travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including visitors from the U.K. and European Union. The announcement was made by the White House on Monday. It noted that visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure. “We know vaccines are […]


Rising COVID-19 A Set Back For U.S. Airlines

Following a brisk resumption in travel, airlines are again in a spot of bother as the rise in the Delta variant of the COVID-19 begins to take its toll. The industry has seen a drop in bookings after a strong summer start. Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said people are still traveling, but key segments — business and international […]


Jamaica Lift U.K. Travel Ban

Jamaica’s travel ban on the United Kingdom (U.K.) has now been lifted. The ban, which was instituted as part of the measures under Jamaica’s Disaster Risk Management Act, was lifted on May 1, 2021. Speaking on the significance of the lifting of the ban, Minister of Tourism Hon Edmund Bartlett noted that “Jamaica will reopen its borders to international visitors […]


CDC Issues New Travel Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. The agency said that based on recent studies, it now recommends that fully vaccinated people can travel at minimal risk to themselves. It stated that a person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the […]


Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Maintains Bullish Outlook On Travel Industry

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the estimated gross earnings from the tourism industry for fiscal year 2021-2022 are projected at US$1.87 billion, with corresponding visitor arrivals of 1.6 million. He was addressing Wednesday’s sitting of the Standing Finance Committee, which is reviewing the 2021-22 Estimates of Expenditure. Just over one million stopover arrivals are projected representing a 117 per cent […]


Your Checklist For Safe And Coronavirus-Free Traveling

Need to travel during the COVID-19 outbreak? But worries about safe travel are holding you back? Well, don’t panic. Keep on reading to get some tips for safe Traveling during this COVID-19 period.   Tips for Corona- free Traveling Are corona pandemic regulations putting a brake on your traveling? Don’t worry. You can still explore new adventures and travel safely in […]


Caribbean Countries — Come In We’re Open

Over the past three months, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced countries into a lockdown mode, but today, more and more countries are now reopening to accommodate travelers for summer vacation. A handful of countries are letting in everyone while others are inviting only a select few. Some Caribbean countries are now welcoming travelers while others are tentative. The list includes […]