(Caribbean) Determined to Safeguard Tourism Revenue, Jamaica Steps Up Health Protocols

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April 23. As U.S. travelers become more confident in taking vacations, they are looking to destinations with increased health and safety protocols. Jamaica not only falls within the countries taking extra precautions, but the destination goes above and beyond some of its neighboring Caribbean islands.

Everyone checking in for and boarding a flight to Jamaica must have a Travel Authorization document. Before getting authorized, future travelers need to present negative results from a COVID-19 molecular (PCR, NAA, RNA) or antigen test within three days of arrival.

While vacationing on the island, Jamaica has created what it calls “Resilient Corridors.” Created with the safety of both locals and visitors in mind, these corridors are compiled of tourism businesses that adhere to a rigorous set of COVID-19 safety protocols approved by The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

Many of the resorts in Jamaica are set up in a way to allow for guests to have plenty of room, so they make for ideal spots to vacation to right now. Couples, families and groups of friends looking to reconnect in paradise will find plenty to do here while still being able to stay safe.

According to Adrian Whitehead, General Manager of Sandals South Coast, the property is currently operating above 60 percent occupancy, and the future reservations continue to trend upward. Although, he did point out that even when Sandals properties are full, it really doesn’t feel that way.

Even though the CDC recently issued new guidelines for vaccinated Americans, travelers returning to the United States are still required to present a negative COVID-19 test result prior to departure from an international destination. Sandals, along with several other resort companies, are set up to conveniently offer this right on property so guests don’t have to skip a beat of their vacation.

Source: Travel Pulse

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