Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced the reopening of the country’s borders to both nationals and non-nationals.
The borders will reopen to nationals today.
Mr Holness says countries with similar anti covid 19 measures could constitute a travel bubble.
And the borders reopen for non nationals on June 15.
He notes while non nationals will not be quarantined they’ll be subjected to voluntary testing at points of entry.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the Ministry is taking every precaution to prevent tourism workers from being infected as the sector reopens.
In the meantime, Deputy Chairman of the leading hotel chain, Sandals Resorts International, Adam Stewart, is welcoming the dates which have been set for the re-opening of Jamaica’s borders.
Mr. Stewart says it’s important that many Jamaicans displaced by Covid-19 measures be allowed to resume access to their income but in circumstances where additional healthcare precautions are taken.
Adam Stewart, Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resorts International speaking with Nationwide News.