Amid widespread outcry, the Government has announced that as of Monday, all tourists and nationals arriving in Jamaica are to be tested for the coronavirus.
The disclosure was made recently by Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett while speaking at a virtual media briefing.
Minister Bartlett said:
“All visitors and local alike who are coming in as of the 15th (June) will be tested. The secondly source market will be the USA primarily and some from Canada”.
Currently, Jamaicans returning home are subjected to tests at the airports.
Jamaica closed its borders on March 24 in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease which has so far infected at least 611 nationals.
The travel restrictions led to the temporary closure of hotels and guest houses across the island resulting in an estimated 300,000 persons losing their jobs.
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