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Jamaican Government Maintains Travel Restrictions For UK In Place

Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, said, on Tuesday, that his government continues to "monitor developments, relating to the United Kingdom variant of the virus”.

Jamaican Government Maintains Travel Restrictions For UK In Place

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Thursday, January 28, 2021) — The travel restrictions, applicable for the United Kingdom, will remain in place until February 28, 2021.

The move is part of the prevention and containment strategies, being employed by the government, to deal with the new strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“We continue to monitor developments, relating to the United Kingdom variant of the virus,” Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, said during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Excluding the United Kingdom, Holness said the current protocols, under the Controlled Entry program for both residents and visitors, will remain until April 15, 2021.

“This was done at the request of the tourism trade, to provide some degree of certainty to travellers, who want to make their vacation and travel plans,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister added that the restrictions, applicable to hospitals, nursing homes and infirmaries will also remain in place.

“While we remain focused on managing the pandemic, we have to concurrently focus on restoring jobs, gradually returning our economy back to productive capacity,” he added.

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