Some three to four hundred tourists are among those who will arrive in Jamaica today as the country’s borders reopen to visitors.

That’s according to Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett who speaking on Nationwide this morning with Kalilah Reynolds and Abka Fitz- Henley.

The Tourism Minister says the first flight was expected to arrive about an hour ago at 11:09.

The JetBlue flight was expected to land at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James.

Over the next few weeks under the first phase of reopening the tourism industry, Mr. Bartlett says they’re expecting some 64 flights.

Tourists arriving will be enjoying the island on the north coast.

This has been dubbed Jamaica’s first resilient corridor under the first phase of the Covid-19 Tourism industry reopening.

Tourists will not be allowed for example to rent vehicles to travel to other parts of the country outside of the resilient corridor.


Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister.

Mr. Bartlett says the Ministry of Health and government entities such as the Tourism Product Development Company, TPDCo will be monitoring the hotel’s to ensure compliance with the industry protocols.

Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister.