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The USA has moved Jamaica to its highest threat record of nations as a consequence of rising circumstances of COVID-19 all through the nation.
The CDC has raised Jamaica to degree 4 on its threat record. That signifies that Jamaica is the very best degree 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 primarily based on a nation’s variety of circumstances and their present trajectory. Stage 4 locations could 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 record.
Along with Jamaica, the CDC added Puerto Rico, Guam, Saint Lucia, and Switzerland to its degree 4 record. 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 record embody:
- The UK
- U.S Virgin Islands
- The Bahamas
The Entry Necessities
All U.S residents, no matter their vaccination standing, must deliver a adverse PCR or an antigen check outcome that they have 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 receive 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 exhibiting signs otherwise you’re coming from a high-risk nation, you’ll need to take a check on the border.
If the check is adverse, 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, should you don’t require a check on arrival, you’re allowed to go to your lodging underneath the “keep in zone” measure.
Jamaica doesn’t presently 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 must face varied restrictions after entry.
The island presently has an island-wide curfew in place between 11 pm and 5 am. Nonetheless, 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 presently has restrictions on most actions. That features eating places, bars, nightclubs, museums, and public locations.
The COVID-19 Scenario In Jamaica
Instances 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 greatest peak in March, the place circumstances had been round 600 per day.
The present wave is probably the most extreme up to now. 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 totally vaccinated 9.8 p.c of its inhabitants, which is round 44 p.c decrease than america.
Based on statistics, if the present vaccination rollout charge continues, it can take one other 71 days to vaccinate one other 10 p.c of the inhabitants.
The CDC is continually altering its recommendation as circumstances proceed to spiral worldwide.
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