April 12. Jamaica’s government is vaccinating tourism industry workers this week with a goal of inoculating 30,000 residents over a five-day period scheduled to end Tuesday, said Edmund Bartlett, the country’s tourism minister.
Tourism worker vaccinations were reportedly scheduled to begin in July but moved up after lobbying from Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association (JHTA) officials. Jamaica has reported growing visitor arrivals as vaccine distribution become more widespread among North American travelers, the country’s main visitor source market.
“It’s important to protect [tourism workers] and to get the market to appreciate that they are protected, but they will also be protecting those who come,” said Christopher Tufton, Jamaica’s health and wellness minister.
Source: Travel Pulse