302 Travellers from the UK now in State Quarantine

Here’s an update from the Ministry of Health and Wellness regarding Jamaica’s travel ban on flights from the UK, announced earlier today. Two flights were still scheduled to arrive tomorrow, but these have now been canceled. I think this is a wise move.

302 Travellers from the UK now in State Quarantine

KINGSTON, Jamaica. Monday, December 21, 2020: Some 302 passengers, who arrived on a flight from the UK this afternoon are now in state quarantine for a minimum of 48 hours. The passengers will be sampled and will have to await their COVID-19 test result. Travellers who are negative for COVID-19 will be released to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine, while those who are positive will be isolated until recovered.

Family members of passengers with concerns may contact the Ministry of Health and Wellness at 888-ONE-LOVE (888-663-5683). Again, family members must strictly adhere to the infection prevention and control measures when picking up their relatives, as well as during the mandatory quarantine period. The travellers can be picked up by their relatives after the minimum 48 hour quarantine.

Persons may still develop symptoms during the 14 day quarantine period and transmit the virus to others, therefore travellers must follow the check-in protocols and family members must observe the COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures.  

Support for UK Residents and Cargo Flights

The Ministry of Health and Wellness will be working with the various airlines to support the repatriation of UK residents, who are in the island and wish to return to the UK. Cargo flights from the UK are also exempted from this current travel ban.

The Ministry has been further advised that the two other flights expected to arrive in country on Tuesday, December 22, have been cancelled.

In this Friday Dec. 18, 2020, file photo, A traveller wearing a face mask checks the flight departures at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Netherlands is banning flights from the United Kingdom for the rest of the year in an attempt to make sure that a new strain of the COVID-19 virus in Britain does not reach its shores. The ban came into effect Sunday morning Dec. 20, 2020, and the government said it was reacting to tougher measures imposed in and around London on Saturday. The Netherlands said it will assess “with other EU nations the possibilities to contain the import of the virus from the United Kingdom.” (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)

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