Jamaica bans flights from UK

December 21, 2020

Effective immediately, Jamaica has banned all flights from the United Kingdom for a period of two weeks, ending January 4, 2021.

However, flights arriving over the next 24 hours and outbound flights to the UK will be allowed up to midnight Tuesday, December 22.

The information was issued by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in a media release a short while ago.

The Ministry disclosed that Jamaica is expecting three flights from the UK over the next 24 hours, one of which is already en route.

It says passengers on those flights will be subjected to a minimum 48-hour state quarantine and PCR testing.

Passengers who test negative will be fitted with armbands for monitoring and released to complete their 14-day quarantine at home, while those found to be positive will be isolated in state facilities until recovered, the health ministry stated.

At this time, Jamaicans are strongly advised by the health ministry not to travel to the UK.

Those who travel overseas including to UK will be subject to the established quarantine or isolation procedures on their return to Jamaica.

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