Tag: travel


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 […]


Jamaica Prepping For Tourism Reopening

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says Jamaica is preparing for a phased reopening of the tourism sector with the necessary health and safety protocols being put in place to guard against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). “So we have to plan in advance and anticipate when our largest tourism market would be ready for us, and what we wouldn’t want […]


U.S. Travel Advisory Hits Jamaica

The United States embassy in Jamaica has issued a travel advisory, warning Americans not to travel to several parts of the country given the increase in criminal activities. The advisory, which was issued recently, cautioned Americans from traveling to several communities in Kingston & St. Andrew; Clarendon and St. James, which are prone to violence. The advisory warned U.S. citizens […]


Jamaica Makes CNN’s Top Travel Destination List

Jamaica continues to pack its punch as a mecca in the travel industry. It was named recently as one of CNN’s top 20 best places to travel for 2020. Apart from Dominica, Jamaica was the only other Caribbean country to make the destination list. CNN’s Travel reporter Katia Hetter “big up” Jamaica for its natural beauty, culture, and rich tourism […]


Canada Issues Travel Advisory For Haiti

The Government of Canada has warned nationals to avoid traveling to Haiti as violent protests and widespread civil unrest have been taking place across the nation for several weeks. The advisory statement noted that the situation in the French-speaking Caribbean country could deteriorate quickly, and massive demonstrations are scheduled to take place from November 4 to 6. “In addition to […]


Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness Heads To China

Prime Minister Andrew Holness left the island for an eight-day, official working visit to the People’s Republic of China. According to the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Holness will visit Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai. and Beijing The Prime Minister will have bilateral discussions with the President of China, Xi Jinping, municipal leaders, other public and private sector officials, investors, and […]