Visitors to Jamaica and Antigua to be tested for COVID-19: CARICOM BUSINESS

The Government of Jamaica has announced that as of June 15, 2020, all tourists and nationals arriving in the island will be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett made the disclosure on Thursday while speaking at a virtual media briefing.

“All visitors and locals alike who are coming in as of the 15th (June) will be tested.”

More than five thousand visitors are booked to arrive in Jamaica in the first two weeks of international flights being allowed back into the country. The majority of the visitors will originate from the United States of America and Canada .

Similarly, visitors to Antigua and Barbuda will now be required to pay US$ 100 for a covid-19 test. Regulations published on June 10, 2020, under Public Health Act (Dangerous Infectious Disease) (Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations, 2020 will see visitors to Antigua & Barbuda paying US$ 100 or its equivalent in Eastern Caribbean Dollars for a covid-19 test. It says the charge is payable to the Quarantine Authority and the money will be paid into the Consolidated Fund. (RJR) (AN)

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