Jamaica’s tourism product received another boost today when the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, FCDO, lifted its advisory which recommended that potential travellers only travel to Jamaica for essential purposes.

The UK Government agency gave the reprieve today in an update on its website.

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the development augurs well for Jamaica’s tourism product.

Edmund Bartlett, Tourism Minister.

Meantime…Senior Advisor and Senior Strategist at the Tourism Ministry, Delano Seivereight, has elaborated on the importance of the lifting of the essential travel advisory in the context of the TUI multinational travel and tourism company causing UK-based flights to Jamaica to resume.

Mr. Seiveright says it’s a positive development which could assist in rescuing the winter tourist season.

Delano Seiveright, Senior Advisor and Senior Strategist at the Tourism Ministry.

It’s understood that TUI’s first flights will be next weekend.

TUI is expected to have six flights per week to Jamaica which is a total of approximately 1,800 to 2,000 seats.

The announcement from FCDO comes as the Covid-19 positivity rate in Jamaica, which had hit a high of approximately 50 per cent, has declined significantly.