Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett says the island’s tourism industry is steadily rebounding from the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He says a number of flights have returned from Germany and Canada as well as the introduction of new flights to the island from Switzerland.

The Minister says this week and the week to come, will be very significant for the country’s tourism.

On Sunday the country saw the return of flights from Germany and Canada which are significant source markets for the country.

He says it’s therefore very safe to say tourism is steadily rebounding and the demand for Jamaica is at an all-time high.

The Tourism Minister credits this to a series of strategic meetings his team had with key stakeholders across the globe, to increase the rate of recovery projections made for the industry to return to normalcy.

He also credits the success in part, to the development of robust health and safety protocols for the sector including the establishment of the COVID-19 Resilient Corridors.

The Minister says to date the corridors have seen an infection rate of 0.6-per cent.