Foreign Office advises against non-essential travel to Jamaica

The Foreign Office (FCDO) is advising against non-essential trips to Jamaica due to the “current assessment of Covid-19 risks”.

Jamaica is currently on the UK’s amber list, which means fully-jabbed travellers must take a test within three days before arriving into the UK and take another test on or before day two.

If a traveller is not vaccinated they must quarantine for 10 days at home upon returning from Jamaica and take tests on or before day two and on or after day eight of the isolation period.

The FCDO changed its advice on Saturday which means that it will now be harder for visitors to Jamaica to get travel insurance and could invalidate their current policies.

Tui cancelled all holidays to Jamaica until September 11 and said customers would be contacted to discuss their options, which include rebooking to another destination with an incentive or cancelling the booking for a full refund.

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