Visiting Jamaica Just Got Even Easier 

jamaica easier visiting poolEclipse at Half Moon in Jamaica.

It’s easier than ever to visit the island of Jamaica, Caribbean Journal has learned. 

Beginning March 1, 2022, Jamaica will no longer require visitors to complete a Travel Authorization form. 

It’s “one less hurdle for travelers to Jamaica” the Jamaica Tourist Board said in a statement. 

All travelers to the island aged 12 and up will still have to show proof of a negative antigen or PCR test taken and received within 72 hours before they check in at their departure airport. 

It’s the latest step in what has been a very successful tourism undertaking for Jamaica since it was one of the region’s first designations to reopen back in June 2020. 

It’s been a broad success story for the island, both in its traditional tourism hubs of Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios and in burgeoning tourism hotspots like Port Antonio and the capital, Kingston. 

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Rockhouse in Negril, Jamaica.

But it’s Montego Bay that has been at the forefront of the rebound, with new hotel energy (headlined by the celebrated debut of the dazzling new Eclipse at Half Moon) reminding travelers why Montego Bay was one of the first big destinations in the jet-set age — and why it is again.

This month, Jamaica has begun the relaunch of its events sector, too. 

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The AC Hotel Kingston.

That includes February as Reggae Month, which had been celebrated nearly every year since 2008, with a host of festivities across the island from public lectures to performances to the Tryall Club’s popular Reggae Beach Parties. 

In April, Jamaica will relaunch its popular Jamaica Carnival from April 21-26 in Montego Bay, Kingston and Negril; it’s a cultural celebration of “music, dance and national pride,” according to the JTB. 

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