The first two flights that are expected to land at the Sangster International Airport today since the reopening of the borders to tourists have been delayed.

Six flights are coming in from the United States today.

The first JetBlue flight from New York which was scheduled to land at 11:20 am has been rescheduled for 1:15 this afternoon.

A JetBlue agent told Nationwide News that the delay was as a result of mechanical issues with a Boeing 320 aircraft.

The aircraft was changed to a similar aircraft which is currently on its way to Jamaica.

Meanwhile, the second flight is an American Airline from Charlotte.

It was delayed from 11:25 am to 12:40 pm.

The reason for the delay of the American Airline is not clear at this time.

Due to the delay of these two aircraft, the third aircraft, an American Airline aircraft from Miami will be the first flight to be welcomed by tourism officials led by tourism minister Edmund Bartlett, director of tourism Donovan White, and JTA president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourists Association Omar Robinson.

Health and Wellness minister Dr Christopher Tufton is also on location.

The American Airline flight from Miami has just landed.

Jamaica borders were closed to all incoming travellers on March 21 following an outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.

The first case was recorded on March 10.