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The US has moved Jamaica to its highest threat listing of nations attributable to rising circumstances of COVID-19 all through the nation.
The CDC has raised Jamaica to stage 4 on its threat listing. That signifies that Jamaica is the very best stage of threat and U.S vacationers ought to keep away from holidays to the favored island.
The transfer comes as COVID-19 circumstances rise in Kingston, Spanish City, and Montego Bay. The CDC assesses COVID-19 threat locations based mostly on a nation’s variety of circumstances and their present trajectory. Degree 4 locations may have over 500 circumstances per 100,000 every day for the earlier 28 days.
Alternatively, if the inhabitants is fewer than 100,000 and the nation has 500 circumstances per day, the CDC will place the nation on its high-risk listing.
Along with Jamaica, the CDC added Puerto Rico, Guam, Saint Lucia, and Switzerland to its stage 4 listing. Switzerland is a well-liked vacationer vacation spot for a lot of Individuals, particularly with the winter arising and ski resorts starting to open.
Different nations on the CDC’s high-risk listing embody:
- The UK
- U.S Virgin Islands
- The Bahamas
The Entry Necessities
All U.S residents, no matter their vaccination standing, should deliver a destructive PCR or an antigen check consequence that they need to current to an airline consultant.
As well as, U.S vacationers should quarantine on the location of arrival for as much as 14 days. Vacationers should additionally request and acquire journey authorization from the Jamaican authorities inside 72 hours of their deliberate journey date.
There are numerous well being screening procedures in place on the airport. If the airport believes you’re displaying signs otherwise you’re coming from a high-risk nation, you’ll should take a check on the border.
If the check is destructive, you’ll have to stay underneath the “stay in zone” measure. In case your check is constructive, the native authorities will place you underneath obligatory isolation. However, for those who don’t require a check on arrival, you’re allowed to go to your lodging underneath the “keep in zone” measure.
Jamaica doesn’t at the moment have any coverage to permit vaccinated vacationers within the nation with out entry restrictions.
The Present Restrictions In Jamaica
U.S vacationers that journey to Jamaica should face numerous restrictions after entry.
The island at the moment has an island-wide curfew in place between 11 pm and 5 am. Nevertheless, the curfew is 6 pm to five am from Sunday night time to Monday morning. Additionally, face masks are obligatory in all public locations.
Jamaica at the moment has restrictions on most actions. That features eating places, bars, nightclubs, museums, and public locations.
The COVID-19 State of affairs In Jamaica
Circumstances of COVID-19 have grown in Jamaica within the earlier two months. The island had low circumstances of COVID-19 throughout 2020, however circumstances slowly began to rise in 2021. Jamaica had its largest peak in March, the place circumstances have been round 600 per day.
The present wave is probably the most extreme to this point. The present 7-day case common is 670 per day, and that’s up from a 7-day common of fifty circumstances per day two months in the past.
Jamaica has been sluggish to vaccinate its inhabitants because it opens up for tourism. The island has absolutely vaccinated 9.8 p.c of its inhabitants, which is round 44 p.c decrease than the USA.
In line with statistics, if the present vaccination rollout price continues, it would take one other 71 days to vaccinate one other 10 p.c of the inhabitants.
The CDC is consistently altering its recommendation as circumstances proceed to spiral worldwide.
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