Jamaica PM Announces New COVID-19 Measures

Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Hon. Andrew Holness

(Jamaica Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (June 1), announced new measures aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The new measures will apply for a four-week period from June 3 to 30.

The Prime Minister, in a statement to the House of Representatives, said that the requirement for all incoming travellers to present a negative COVID-19 test conducted within three days of travel, remains in place.

“However, we have reduced the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated persons to eight days. To be clear, we do not consider persons fully vaccinated until two weeks after they receive the full dosage of the vaccine, meaning both doses in the case of a two dose vaccine or one dose in the case of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine,” he noted.

He added that for people who are not fully vaccinated, the quarantine period remains at 14 days.

The travel restrictions for South American Countries – Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Paraguay, as well as for India and Trinidad & Tobago, has been extended until June 30.

In addition, the age limit for the stay-at-home measure remains at 60 years.

Read more at: Jamaica Information Service

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