Month: January 2020

Jamaica issues ban on China-related travel

Jamaica has imposed a ban on travel to and from China, in the wake of the World Health Organization declaration of the novel Coronavirus as a global health emergency.

All persons entering the island from China will be subject to immediate quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.

Quarantine facilities for these persons will be provided by the Government of Jamaica and persons will be required to adhere to all restrictions, in line with provisions under the Quarantine Act.

Individuals returning from China who have been granted landing privileges and who show any symptom of the novel Coronavirus will be put in immediate isolation.

Isolation facilities are operational at all public hospitals, with a specialist facility available at the National Chest Hospital.

Jamaicans are strongly advised not to travel to China. Those who travel to China will be subject to the quarantine or isolation procedures as outlined, on their return to Jamaica.