A state of emergency in the region of Jamaica which includes the tourist destination of Montego Bay has been extended for three months.

It covers the parish of St James, which includes Montego Bay.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office updated its travel advice on Friday to say that the state of emergency will be in place until May 2

“The state of emergency was first declared in January 2018 and allows the military to support the police in joint security operations in response to recent violence and shooting incidents, The FCO said.

“Security operations are ongoing and further activity could occur with little or no notice.

“You should exercise caution if you’re in the area, particularly if travelling at night, and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any restrictions.

“These may also result in road closures or travel delays, and the operating hours of some businesses may be subject to change.”

More than 200,000 British travellers visited Jamaica in 2016. Most visits are trouble-free, the FCO added.