On Monday, Jamaica released new entry requirements and people are losing their minds.
In fact, I just booked my flight to Jamaica yesterday for travel at the end of this month (more about this later).
The new requirements are really easy to follow and bring Jamaica more in line with the United States and the rest of the Caribbean.
Previously, in order to travel to Jamaica, you needed to present a negative COVID test taken with 10 days of arrival as well as a completed travel authorization.
Now, as of March 10th, you must present a negative COVID test taken with 3 days of arrival as well as a completed travel authorization.
And here is everyone’s reaction: THREE DAYS! We can never get results in THREE DAYS! The world is ending….
Hang on just one minute, all you Chicken Littles.
The key factor everyone is missing is that the rapid COVID test is acceptable for entry into Jamaica. These tests are readily available at most pharmacies such as CVS or Walgreens and you get the results the same day.
Personally, I think the three-day rule makes a lot more sense. When people are allowed to test 10 days before arrival, that leaves a lot of time for someone to become infected before traveling. Three days makes the likelihood of someone becoming infected between their test date and their travel date a lot smaller.
So, just get your rapid test (which is free in most cases) and go on your merry way.
No problem, mon!
Now, here’s the scoop on my trip to Jamaica. It’s going to be AMAZING!
From March 25-28, I will be going Back to the Beach with Sandals Resorts! I will be coming to you live from both Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Royal Caribbean. There will be resort tours and a special event on the 28th with special guests and free stuff
But, wait, there’s more!
March 28-30, I will be in Ocho Rios at Beaches Ocho Rios! I will be broadcasting live from this family-friendly resort plus will be visiting several other resorts in the areas such as Couples, Moon Palace, and Azul Beach!
If you want to explore Jamaica, you need to follow me on Facebook so you don’t miss a thing! All the fun, broadcasts, and free stuff will be there!
Follow me today. The details will all be posted shortly.
Until next time.
(Please note, travel requirements can, and do, change. Always check with your friendly, neighborhood travel agent (that’s me!) or www.visitjamaica.com before traveling for the most current information.)