Open with restrictions

Jamaica Travel Restrictions

19.41% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 18.87% last week
Most visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Jamaica.

Jamaica entry details and exceptions

Travelers are reminded to observe the government's Controlled Entry Programme protocols regarding quarantine.


Outgoing travel to JamaicaTravelling from the United Kingdom to Jamaica

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Jamaica.

Details and exceptions

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing requirements.

Only results from nasopharyngeal samples will be accepted for Antigen tests.Only results from oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal samples are accepted for PCR tests.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Jamaica.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to stay in a hotel or resort in a designated area (resilient corridor) for the length of their stay.Travelers who do not stay in a resilient corridor must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Persons that are not vaccinated, or not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, will be placed under the Home Quarantine measure for a period of 14 days following the date of landing in Jamaica.

Fully vaccinated travellers subject to the Home Quarantine measure will have the option to do a RT-PCR test for COVID-19 at their own expense at an approved testing laboratory after their arrival in Jamaica. If the test result is negative, the quarantine period will end on receipt of the result. If the test result shows that the traveller is COVID-19 positive, the traveller will be isolated either at home or in a government facility as determined by the health authorities.

More details can be found here.

Documents
Travel authorization form

Fill out the form 7 days before departure to Jamaica.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Jamaica

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from Jamaica must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Qualified fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a pre-departure test when traveling to England. However, they are still required to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test (either a lateral flow or PCR test) which will be taken on or before day 2 after arrival in the country. An individual traveling to the country is considered fully vaccinated if he/she meets the qualification indicated here.

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules are required to present a pre-departure test (to be taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date), day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. They may check the pricelist and order the test thru these authorized testing providers.

Travelers from UK, NI and Wales could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test while travelers from Scotland will be fined £480.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) are exempt from the test requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Jamaica will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules arriving from non-red list countries are required to quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days.

Permitted travelers from the red list countries are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel. They must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine requirement.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Jamaica

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Jamaica.

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Jamaica.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Jamaica.

  • Travelers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from the United Kingdom are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Jamaica is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Jamaica are open with restrictions. Bars in Jamaica are open with restrictions.