Open with restrictions

Jamaica Travel Restrictions

18.76% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 18.29% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Jamaica.

Jamaica entry details and exceptions

Travelers are reminded to observe the government's Controlled Entry Programme protocols regarding quarantine.


Outgoing travel to JamaicaTravelling from New Zealand to Jamaica

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Jamaica.

Details and exceptions

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing requirements.

Only results from nasopharyngeal samples will be accepted for Antigen tests.Only results from oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal samples are accepted for PCR tests.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Jamaica.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to stay in a hotel or resort in a designated area (resilient corridor) for the length of their stay.Travelers who do not stay in a resilient corridor must quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Persons that are not vaccinated, or not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, will be placed under the Home Quarantine measure for a period of 14 days following the date of landing in Jamaica.

Fully vaccinated travellers subject to the Home Quarantine measure will have the option to do a RT-PCR test for COVID-19 at their own expense at an approved testing laboratory after their arrival in Jamaica. If the test result is negative, the quarantine period will end on receipt of the result. If the test result shows that the traveller is COVID-19 positive, the traveller will be isolated either at home or in a government facility as determined by the health authorities.

More details can be found here.

Documents
Travel authorization form

Fill out the form 7 days before departure to Jamaica.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Jamaica

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Jamaica must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Jamaica will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Jamaica

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Jamaica.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Jamaica.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Jamaica.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Jamaica is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Jamaica are open with restrictions. Bars in Jamaica are open with restrictions.