Read the process carefully outlined here: https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/tas/ The Jamaica Tourist Board claims they can be of no help even though they have partnered with the Health and Wellness Ministry on supplying the Travel Authorization Form, only available through visiting their website, "visitjamaica.com". All Jamaican airports and seaports will be closed to incoming passenger traffic effective today, at 11:59 p.m., as the Government increases its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Jamaica Airports Live Flight Arrivals and Departures information Hi David, All air and sea ports in Jamaica have opened to foreign travelers from 15 June. Are all excursions are still happening? Amelia, World Nomads. We live in Florida. Hope this helps someone.. Hello I planned to visit a resort starting august 5th to 15th. Hello, November is still a while away, so best of luck! Will i need to provide a proof of covid 19 negative test result at the airport or will i be scanned at the airport in Fort Lauderdale? Join Team Sangster for International Coastal Cleanup Day, 21 September 2019 - 8:00a.m. Update to Above information! Hi Bradford, Just how safe is Jamaica for travelers? Fingers crossed things don't change again, but if it does i'm sure it's with everyone's safety at top of mind. Amelia, World Nomads, I have a previous booked all inclusive vacation booked for July 4-10. My husband and I are going to Jamaica to celebrate his birthday and are staying at one of the all inclusive hotel. Authorization received! Some family and friends have been hit hard by this. If you are a non-resident, non-business traveler who is not staying within the “resilient corridor”, whether or not you require testing upon or prior to arrival, you must remain in quarantine for 14 days upon entry to Jamaica – even if you test negative to COVID-19. . All the best, Read the process for obtaining travel authorization carefully, negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result or negative antigen result, quarantine for 14 days upon entry to Jamaica, Wondering how your travel insurance might be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? My husband and I are UK Nationals - we are currently doing 14 days in Barbados (as US has a travel ban for anyone flying directly from EU) with the view to go to USA for medical reasons - the US have just cancelled our flight from Barbados to Miami. So i have been here in Ja. At the time Montego Bay Airport (today known as Sangster International) was the lively hub for island-hopping glitterati. Hi, I am due to fly out to Jamaica from the U.K. on 1st July . Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel. Source: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/jamaica/staying-during-coronavirus Cheers, Sangster International Airport awarded 'Caribbean's Leading Airport', Flight cancellations due to Hurricane Irma, JCAA TO RESUME LIMITED AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES AT 11 PM TONIGHT, Closure of Airspace extended to 6:59 pm today. They are not allowed to meet with persons aged 65 and over, to take public transportation or to attend any meeting, event or gathering of more than 10 persons." Good luck to anyone trying to get there without a hassle! I'm flying into Jamaica soon & have to sort out my days. MBJ Airports Limited, operator of Sangster International Airport, connects Jamaica to more than 60 international destinations. I will b in Ja for a week on a resort. I’m trying to establish if I’ll need a Covid test before I come, from what I can find I don’t?? First week of going through a number of authorizations and closed for a 3 day weekend. This is just a money maker..has nothing to do with safety. I will be traveling to Jamaica on 12/3- 12/7 from NY/NJ. Thank you. Please inform me if i need to take a covid19 test and of its possible to only stay 2days while there is a quarantine restrictions. I’m planning on traveling to Jamaica in August for 2 wks with my 7yr old. Request for Proposal - Service Station & Convenience Store, NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Thanks for an early reply. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says the results of preliminary assessments in the aftermath of Hurricane Dean should be available by 1:30 p.m. . Hi. It seems the authorization process is now taking longer than usual, and this is a concern for many travelers. Was due to Fly out June 2020. Should we postpone? Hi Odean, I am planning a trip to Jamaica October 13th what should I do Please share information or should I stay home ? Hello. T: +1 876 952 3124 | E: shislop@mbjairport.com | www.mbjairport.com. CARIBBEAN AIRLINES 1 888 359 2475 Jet Blue Expands Connections from the United States to Jamaica with commencement of new services from Raleigh, Durham (RDU) and Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) Request for Proposal - Pre-Security; Food & Beverage and Specialty Retail … MBJ operates SIA under a 30-year concession awarded in 2003 and provides employment for approximately 7,000 Jamaicans. What are your thoughts on Travel to Jamaica at the end of June, from the United States? When would the airlines re-open to enter Jamaica from the United States ? What requirements do I need to consider before entering Jamaica? Shouldn’t there be a a way for international brides to get a marriage license refund? The resort is opening up July 1st 2020. ? All the best, Thank you! Cheers, Airport Fact Sheet; Airport Profile; Environmental Focus; Safety & Security; Community Outreach; Annual Cargo Movement; Annual Passenger Movement; Tourism Partners. All information has been sourced from the UK Government alert and the Jamaica tourism board's FAQs/information on their website: https://www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorization/ All the best, Regards, Sangster International Airport I’m experiencing the same travel authoraization nightmare. All the best, This was the second year in a row MBJ hosted the Art of Reggae Exhibition, founded by the late Michael “Stylee” Thompson and fellow graphic designer Maria Papaefstathiou to showcase submissions from artists across the globe that pay homage to reggae music and support a vision of building a Reggae Hall of Fame in Downtown Kingston while raising awareness for the Alpha Boys School, a longstanding incubator of world-class musicianship with many legends among its alumni. Hope this helps. Don’t hail a taxi in the street and don’t share a taxi with strangers. The date of the sample collection must be less than 10 days from the travel date to Jamaica. I am in California not getting any news. But it is up to you to make a safe judgement call! Stay up to date with the latest information, and contact your airline and accommodation for their latest advice. These travel alerts are general in nature. If it were me, I'd be preparing myself for any last minute cancellations. Until 1 December, an island-wide 9pm to 5am curfew is in place. What are the rules from returning back to the US. Jamaica Customs Agency; Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association ; Jamaica Tourist Board; Passport, … I submitted my application for approval and still waiting. Cheers, The Government of Jamaica has banned all flights coming from the UK into Jamaica until 4 January 2021. Thanks Sabrina. Planning on going to Jamaica for 4 weeks in mid Jan. 2 weeks on a resort and 2 weeks at a friends house near Falmouth. After my week stay instead of flying back home I want to stay in a residential home for another week. Because if you have a 18 days vacation leave and you are Quarantine for 14, then it really doesn't make sense to travel. By telling us your country of residence we are able to provide you with the most relevant travel insurance information. “The refurbishment of the ticketing hall is a very visible part of MBJ’s tireless commitment to making Sangster International Airport as safe, user-friendly and efficient as humanly possible,” Echevarne added. Monday, September 2 B62427/B6 2126 - Ft. Lauderdale Visitors to Jamaica may be tested on arrival and/or if they seek medical care. About MBJ Airports: A submission from Vinicio Sejas of Bolivia was selected as the winning entry of this year’s contest from among 1,060 posters from 582 designers representing 68 nations. Hi Krystal, Or if I got a test before I arrive would this rule out having to possibly have one at the airport if the uk was classed as high risk . This state of emergency has been extended until 13th August, 2019. Hi Amelia, World Nomads. Runway Extension and Associated Works Project The Jamaican government has made several state of emergency announcements throughout 2018, with some being extended into 2019 due to ongoing crime-related issues. As Lynn A said we have not received our travel authorization either and it is past the two day mark. Or just our authorization forms. All the best, and stay safe. The “Trashion Show” followed with contestants representing 10 companies operating at Sangster International Airport. Any thoughts? For the latest travel warnings and alerts around the world, read about lockdowns and border restrictions. Our biggest concern is possibility of having to wear a face covering when outdoors, can you advise if this is mandatory? hi, im travelling to Jamaica from the UK in November for 2 weeks. Spent the night in Florida, left on Sunday. Leonard. If your trip is scheduled for after that date, please contact your airline or accommodation provider to see if they are able to provide any further detail. Currently here all flights are cancelled until 30th June. Wondering how your travel insurance might be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak? Hi KK, MBJ Airports Limited, operators of Sangster International Airport, continues to monitor the projected path of Hurricane Irma and its effect on the operations of our Airline partners. Thank you so much for sharing these insights. I would like to book activities. 10 Travel Safety Tips. Thanks in advance for your thoughts/advice. All the best, Praying they don't cancel the route ;( I am a non-resident, going down for 30 days until December 8th and returning, in January, for 90 days. We have received notification of the following flight cancellations from the Airlines listed below: When you are quarantined for the 48 hours after being swabbed, once you arrive in Jamaica awaiting test results because you are considered high risk or from a high risk area, where are you quarantined? My husband and I will be traveling to Jamaica on September 5. Better yet Google (Jamaican Health and Wellness) website and read what transpired at their main office in New Kingston on Friday. All the best, Release from isolation is determined by the Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness using symptom-based … Amelia, World Nomads. Be safe! Cheers, If you take a look at the information on the TravelAuthorization page, there is a description for what business travel contains/how it is restricted, but not specifically what it entails here: I am headed to Jamaica to visit family..I only plan on staying a week..am I required to stay in Jamaica for 14 days or can I return to the US after the 5 days I planned on being there? UNECE. We are in fact, on house arrest. Amelia, World Nomads, What makes it a business trip? Hi Felecia, It's hard to say this far out whether or not the airport will be open. Visitors must get a PCR test for COVID-19, may need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. What are the travel policies in place for visiting Jamaica in October? I now book a flight for 4/09/2020 Do you know if it is still possible to hire a car and use that to visit attractions within the resilient corridor? This warning does not affect other parts of Jamaica. Amelia, World Nomads. Keep your friends and family back home at ease by staying in touch while you travel the world. My question is “do you quarantine in your hotel room and are you still able to go to the ocean?”. Do you think I’ll have to quarantine or do you think I should cancel, Hi Leah, Could our 2 weeks on the resort count as quarantine, or do we need to quarantine once we leave the resort? Read the process for obtaining travel authorization carefully. With 150+ adventure activities covered and 24/7 emergency assistance. There is a requirement for arrivals to get a PCR test for COVID-19, and you may need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. What are the requirements for traveling out of and back to Jamaica? Also, Visitors from areas declared high risk (Texas Florida New York and Arizona) will have upload a negative covid test nomorecthan a week old as of july 1 when registering for travel on the travel authorization site. Fatal Accident at Airport Hi, SPIRIT AIRLINES 1 877 211 1546 Jamaica's air and sea borders are open to all foreign travelers. I am a green card holder, I was away when covid strike, so I actually came home to Jamaica because i did not have enough funds to sustain me . Hi I had. Cheers, Thank you in advance for your help! Monday, September 11 B6 1721 MCO-MBJ This page is specifically for travelers to Jamaica, and provides information for people who are traveling there from all over the world. Unfortunate that the resilient corridor is not as resilient as it is outlined to be online. I called and spoke with the really nice people at Visit Jamaica. We are only providing updates once they have been verified online from government travel advisories or other sources such as the IATA (https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm). Flying from Kansas, my wife and I are planning to travel to Montego Bay and Negril August 28. Either way, safe travels. I am a travel agent with 26 years of experience dealing with Jamaica, and what we have right now is a Nightmare scenario. 2010-02-08. What and where will we be allowed to go ? ... businesses within the Corridor that have been trained and assessed for adherence to COVID-19 protocols are allowed to open to tourists. MBJ hosted its annual airport forum on Friday, March 17,2019. Amelia, World Nomads. The designer representing Express Catering took first place and walked away with cash prize of JMD 50,000, Virgin Atlantic and VIP Attractions tied for second place and were each awarded JMD 25,000, while American Airlines was placed third and JMD 15,000. Perhaps the Jamaican authorities are imposing stricter measures are short notice? UN/LOCODE 2009-2. We are from Manitoba, Canada . Carry identification with you at all times. Whom can I contact for update? If a visitor tests positive for COVID-19, they will be placed in isolation at their accommodation, intended stay location, or government facility as determined by the Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness. Hi I am a french national who is living at the UK , I want to travel to America but due to the covid19, the united State of america presidential proclamation has banned Europeans who Resided in Europe including the schengen European countries , china, Iran and Brazil are banned from traveling to America until 31st december 2020 .also individuals can travel to America if they are traveling from the countries which are not stated on the United State of America presidential proclamation lists as far as they have stays 14days in the countries which are not on the proclamation lists,Jamaica is not on the lists so can i fly to Jamaica for 14days then fly from there to United State ? I must assume that this is where most if not all authorizations are being worked on. Incoming and outgoing cargo as well as outgoing passengers will be allowed. Amelia, World Nomads. United Airlines has direct flights from Newark to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay (MBJ) which is within the open corridor for 90,000 miles and $140 in taxes and fees. Palisadoes, Kingston, Jamaica; Tel: (876) 924-8452-6 Toll free from Jamaica: 1-888-AIRPORT; nmia@aaj.com.jm; About Us. I applied for travel authorization yesterday (8/31) my husband (US passport holder - NYC) got approved immediately! All passengers are well advised to make contact with the respective airlines before arriving at the airport today. All Flights to MIA are cancelled as at Friday, September 8 until further notice. B6 926 MBJ-FLL I have a house outside of Black River, on Parrotte Beach. testing requirement will not apply to visitors who are *not residents of these high risk locations*." International Civil Aviation Organization. We all should have no problems . Hi, Any ideas on restrictions? I am planning to rent a place on a scheme, not in a hotel in September in Ochi Rios. Stay up to date with the latest from the Jamaican tourism board and government, and wait and see if it's safe to go. "Business Travellers may leave only to conduct their business meeting(s). Airport Forum Presentation November 30, 2018, MBJ welcomes Nordwind Airlines/ Pegas Touristik, MBJ Plans Emergency Response Exercise at Sangster International Airport for Thursday 25 October, SIA Named Caribbean's Leading Airport for 10th Consecutive Year, MBJ Airports Introduces State-of-the-Art Surface Cleaning and Paving Equipment to Jamaica, MBJ Ramp & Taxiway Resurfacing 80% Complete, Effective June 30th, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will limit the size of packages containing powders in carry-on bags of travellers entering the United States. MBJ Airports Limited, operators of Sangster International Airport continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian and its effect on the operations of our Airline partners. WWW.GO-JAMAICA.COM has pretty good up to date news every hour!! BW 039 MBJ - FLL What are the current travel restrictions coming HOME from Jamaica to the US?? Need a test? The forum commenced at 12pm and concluded with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by government and aviation officials. The event was sponsored by SIA concessionaires Express Catering, Club Mobay, Bhavela Jamaica trading as Tuff Gong, Distant Enterprises, operator of Reggae Mart and Casa de Xaymaca, VP Records, Red Stripe, Cellaris, Clear Channel Airports, Y & S Enterprise, operator of Jamaica Heritage & Souvenir Express, Knutsford Express, Caribbean Hub and Global Exchange Services. 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