Jamaica Reducing Visa Requirements for Haiti

Some Haitians will no longer need visas to travel to Jamaica.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, made the disclosure in St James on Saturday following a bilateral meeting between Jamaica and Chile.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says freedom of movement doesn’t mean that criminals and persons burdening the public purse would be free to move across the region.

He says proper alert and tracking systems will have to be put in place to ensure the rights of countries and citizens aren’t being infringed upon.

Jamaica’s decision comes on the heels of Barbados’ bid to remove the visa requirements for Haitians recently.

Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, says such requirements breach the fundamental tenets binding the region under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.


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