Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says the island’s borders will not be closed at this time.

This amid fears of the Covid-19 Delta variant entering the country.

The Jamaica Medical Doctor’s Association, JMDA, raised concerns on Wednesday about visitors from the UK and the US in particular.

But Minister Bartlett says the tourism sector has been managing the pandemic well.

Stevian Simmonds has more in this report.


In an interview with Nationwide News,  JMDA president, Dr. Mindi Fitz-Henley, said it’s inevitable that the delta variant will reach Jamaica’s borders if proper plans are not put in place.

Minister Bartlett admitted that the sector shares the same concern, but he says they are prepared.

Minister Bartlett is urging stakeholders and members of the public not to dwell on a border closure at this time.

He says that will not solve the problem.

The tourism minister is seeking to remind the public that visitors from the US and the UK are closely monitored in the resilient corridor.