Jamaica's COVID vaccination card to be accepted by the UK

October 07, 2021

The United Kingdom will recognise Jamaica's COVID vaccination card starting next Monday, reports the Foreign Affairs Ministry. 

Fully vaccinated travellers will then be able to avoid quarantine and will only be required to take a PCR test two days after arrival.

Currently, all residents travelling to the UK must follow the two-day and eight-day tests and 10-day quarantine because the card is not accepted.

"It is further good news for vaccinated Jamaicans who were impacted by the previous non-recognition, and for Jamaicans at large. Jamaica will join some sister Caribbean countries, as well as others including the USA and member states of the European Union in this regard,” foreign affairs minister, Kamina Johnson Smith, said in a statement today.

Johnson Smith said her Ministry will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to also ensure recognition of Jamaica's vaccination programme by other countries.

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