KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Lower than every week after Jamaica lifted its journey ban on the UK due primarily to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Britain’s Overseas, Commonwealth and Growth Workplace has suggested nationals towards journey to the island, because of the rising variety of instances.
“The FCDO suggests towards all however crucial journey to the entire of Jamaica based mostly on the present evaluation of COVID-19 dangers,” it stated in its newest journey advisory on Thursday.
Jamaica had instituted the ban as a part of measures below the Catastrophe Threat Administration Act.
“On Saturday, Might 1, Jamaica will reopen its borders to worldwide guests from the UK. This can allow the important gateways of Heathrow and Gatwick airports to have transit for passengers coming via and who’re totally compliant with well being and security protocols required for worldwide journey,” Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett stated.
The ban introduced journey between Jamaica and the UK to a halt and was carried out as a part of the island’s efforts to cut back the unfold of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
A number of international locations across the globe have additionally been compelled to institute related journey bans as part of their COVID-19 administration measures.
In its journey advisory, the British workplace reminded residents that it’s unlawful to journey overseas from the UK for holidays, including that solely important travels could possibly be allowed and other people can solely go away the UK if they’ve an affordable excuse.
The situation applies to each UK and non-UK passport holders at the moment residing in England.
The workplace famous that over 225,000 British nationals visited Jamaica in 2019, and a lot of the visits had been trouble-free.
Immediately, Jamaica well being authorities reported that three folks had died on Thursday whereas 90 new instances of the virus had been confirmed.
They stated that the most recent figures put the nation’s pandemic totals to 46,428 confirmed instances and 801 deaths.