Jamaica has put a two-week ban on flights from the United Kingdom, joining several countries in restricting travel from Britain over a new strain of the novel coronavirus.
In a report done by the Jamaica Observer, the Ministry of Health and Wellness, in a statement announcing the ban, said it would take effect immediately and end January 4, 2021.
“It noted however, that UK flights coming into the country over the next 24 hours and outbound flight to the UK will be allowed up to midnight Tuesday.”
Jamaica’s Health Ministry said “the country is expecting three flights from the UK in the next 24 hours, one of which is already en route, but passengers onboard those flights will be subjected to a minimum 48-hour quarantine and PCR testing.”
“Family members of persons who arrive on these flights will be able to pick up their relatives after the minimum 48 hour quarantine.”
“Passengers who test negative will be fitted with armbands for monitoring and released to complete their 14 day quarantine at home, while those found to be positive will be isolated in state facilities until recovered.