Several tourism stakeholders are urging the government to reduce the restrictions along the tourism resilient corridors, which were implemented to control the movement of visitors.

President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, JHTA , Omar Robinson, says no cases have been linked to staff or visitors in the corridor.

He says visitors should not be confined to their rooms, once they observe all COVID-19 safety protocols.

More in this report from Tauna Thomas.

On June 21, tourist attractions within the Resilient Corridor were allowed to open after the Tourism Product Development Company Limited TPDCo administered safety protocols.

But earlier this month, the government reintroduced strident guidelines, stipulating that visitors should stay in their rooms.

Director of the Royal Shop chain of duty free stores in Negril, Ravi Daswani says the government should open the corridor to visitors, since no member has tested positive for Covid-19.

JHTA President Omar Robinson says attractions are safe for accommodating visitors:

Meanwhile, Jamaica Craft Traders and Producers Association President Melody Haughton says the craft industry is still struggling to recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Robinson says despite the recent spike in Covid-19 cases, more allowances should be made for tourism due to its importance to the economy.

Tauna Thomas for Nationwide News.