U.S Issues Level 4 ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory For Jamaica
The United States has moved Jamaica to its highest danger record of nations as a consequence of rising circumstances of COVID-19 all through the nation.
The CDC has raised Jamaica to degree 4 on its danger record. That signifies that Jamaica is the best degree of danger and U.S vacationers ought to keep away from holidays to the favored island.
The transfer comes as COVID-19 circumstances rise in Kingston, Spanish Town, and Montego Bay. The CDC assesses COVID-19 danger locations primarily based on a nation’s variety of circumstances and their present trajectory. Level 4 locations can have over 500 circumstances per 100,000 every day for the earlier 28 days.
Alternatively, if the inhabitants is fewer than 100,000 and the nation has 500 circumstances per day, the CDC will place the nation on its high-risk record.
In addition to Jamaica, the CDC added Puerto Rico, Guam, Saint Lucia, and Switzerland to its degree 4 record. Switzerland is a well-liked vacationer vacation spot for a lot of Americans, particularly with the winter developing and ski resorts starting to open.
Other nations on the CDC’s high-risk record embrace:
- The UK
- U.S Virgin Islands
- The Bahamas
The Entry Requirements
All U.S residents, no matter their vaccination standing, must deliver a detrimental PCR or an antigen take a look at outcome that they need to current to an airline consultant.
In addition, U.S vacationers should quarantine on the location of arrival for as much as 14 days. Travelers should additionally request and get hold of journey authorization from the Jamaican authorities inside 72 hours of their deliberate journey date.
There are varied well being screening procedures in place on the airport. If the airport believes you’re displaying signs otherwise you’re coming from a high-risk nation, you’ll need to take a take a look at on the border.
If the take a look at is detrimental, you’ll have to stay underneath the “stay in zone” measure. If your take a look at is constructive, the native authorities will place you underneath obligatory isolation. But, when you don’t require a take a look at on arrival, you’re allowed to go to your lodging underneath the “stay in zone” measure.
Jamaica doesn’t at the moment have any coverage to permit vaccinated vacationers within the nation with out entry restrictions.
The Current Restrictions In Jamaica
U.S vacationers that journey to Jamaica must face varied restrictions after entry.
The island at the moment has an island-wide curfew in place between 11 pm and 5 am. However, the curfew is 6 pm to five am from Sunday evening to Monday morning. Also, face masks are obligatory in all public locations.
Jamaica at the moment has restrictions on most actions. That contains eating places, bars, nightclubs, museums, and public locations.
The COVID-19 Situation In Jamaica
Cases of COVID-19 have grown in Jamaica within the earlier two months. The island had low circumstances of COVID-19 throughout 2020, however circumstances slowly began to rise in 2021. Jamaica had its largest peak in March, the place circumstances had been round 600 per day.
The present wave is essentially the most extreme to date. The present 7-day case common is 670 per day, and that’s up from a 7-day common of fifty circumstances per day two months in the past.
Jamaica has been sluggish to vaccinate its inhabitants because it opens up for tourism. The island has absolutely vaccinated 9.8 p.c of its inhabitants, which is round 44 p.c decrease than the United States.
According to statistics, if the present vaccination rollout fee continues, it should take one other 71 days to vaccinate one other 10 p.c of the inhabitants.
The CDC is consistently altering its recommendation as circumstances proceed to spiral worldwide.
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