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As of April 16th, Jamaica will not require international travelers to demonstrate a negative Covid-19 test and will eliminate the indoor mask mandate which has been in effect.

Effective April 16, 2022, travel to the island will be made even easier as the pre-travel COVID-19 test will no longer be required. Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, said in a press release “We are optimistic that these simpler requirements will serve to increase the appeal of Jamaica as a premier destination and keep us moving along the road to a stronger recovery for both the tourism sector and the nation’s economy as a whole. Eliminating mask mandates and the need for travelers to present a negative COVID test result are important strides toward our continued gradual relaxation of travel protocols as the spread of COVID-19 keeps declining.”

The CDC ranks Jamaica as a destination with low COVID-19 risk.  Earlier this year, Jamaica eliminated quarantines for international arrivals and its Travel Authorization Form.


Jamaican culture is thick and rich, pulsing in every aspect of the Jamaican experience. Join Vacation Express on a visit to the Island that gave the world reggae. Remember that 60-Second Geography articles can be used in your own newsletters. Read the rest of this entry »

Ochee! Jamaica

It is a bit of a mystery, but the name “Ocho Rios” has two possible sources: it may be a simple translation from the Spanish “eight rivers” or a corruption of “las chorreras” (the spouts), after the large number of beautiful waterfalls that surround the area. Whichever is correct, the locals refer to it with no small measure of fondness as “Ochee.” Located about 60 miles from Annotto Bay on a half-moon shaped sliver of a cove on Jamaica’s northern coastline, Ocho Rios was once a sleepy fishing village. Its beauty and proximity to Read the rest of this entry »