Gov’t Extends UK Travel Ban To January 31

The United Kingdom travel ban that is currently in effect for Jamaica has been extended until January 31, 2021.

The ban was previously scheduled to end on January 4.

The ban was implemented in a bid to prevent the transmission of the new COVID-19 strain which has been detected in many parts of the UK.

  

Non-Jamaicans who have been in the UK for up 14 days before attempting to come to Jamaica via other countries will be banned.

However, Jamaicans arriving on the island via other countries within 14 days of leaving the United Kingdom will be tested and placed in state quarantine for a period of 48 hours.

They will then be released into home quarantine once they return a negative COVID test.

If they return a positive result, they will be transferred to state isolation.

The most recent flight from the UK to Jamaica arrived on the island on December 21, 2020.

Twenty passengers from that flight tested positive and have since been in state quarantine.

The Health Ministry says it is expecting the analysis of their samples from the Caribbean Public Health Agency to determine if they are positive for the new COVID strain.

  
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