Jamaica Travel Authorization

August 2021
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August 2021
06:00 AM CEST

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If you're planning a trip to Jamaica for whatever reason (business, family reunion, etc.) there is some very important information you need to have in front of you. This application will tell you everything from where to get a passport to when you can leave and go back to Jamaica. Here's everything you need to know.

You will need to first apply for your Jamaica Travel Authorization before you can travel to another country. After you click that, it will ask if you live in Jamaica or if you are a nonresident of the other country. Click on "No" if you don't live in Jamaica. This will take you to National Portrait Gallery website where you can fill out the forms. You can then check-in electronically at the port of call once you've provided all the necessary information.

If you're Jamaica-bound and you need to leave the island at any time, you'll need to check-in with the Jamaica Gardening Authority. This is basically the equivalent of a US customs office. The Gardening Authority has all sorts of important information about Jamaica, including its social distancing markers and the procedures for entering and exiting the island. It's always advisable to visit the Jamaica Gardening Authority before you leave the island. You can even complete a Jamaica Travel Authorization Form at home and print it out. You can definitely refer to that when you need to enter or exit the island.

The next step after you've applied for your Jamaica Travel Authorization is to take a drug test at the designated Jamaica Health Office. Failure to pass will result in you being required to follow all approved social distancing procedures as approved by the Gardening Authority of Jamaica. If you pass, you will be issued a positive identification card that will allow you to go to another screening center. Keep in mind that if your Jamaica Travel Authorization was granted based on a negative covid-19 test, you will be required to undergo a second drug test. On successful completion of the drug test, you'll be issued a Jamaica Travel Authorization card with a red lock on it.

Keep in mind, however, that not all countries require that you pass a drug screening upon entry to or exiting their territory. In cases where the subject failed a drug test and still obtained approval to enter the Jamaica, it is possible that the failed test was the sole determining factor for approval. In these situations, the Jamaica Travel Authorization will be considered null and void and you will not be allowed to proceed with your travel plans. However, you can request a refund of the money paid for your Jamaican Travel Authorization. Only the Gardening and Social Distancing Units of Jamaica can legally cancel your travel plan.

The Jamaica Travel Authorization is valid for three years or, in the case of a negative covid-19 pcr test, six years. If your Jamaica Travel Authorization expires while your Jamaica Travel Permit is in effect, you may apply for an extended Jamaica Travel Authorization. The Gardening and Social Distancing Units of Jamaica do not issue final decisions for extensions. However, once you have obtained a negative covid-19 pcr prescription from the Gardening and Social Distancing Unit of Jamaica and your application for an extension has been approved, you may apply for an additional six years period. The Gardening and Social Distancing Unit of Jamaica can answer any questions regarding the validity of your Jamaica Travel Authorization.

About Jamaica Travel Authorization

If you're planning a trip to Jamaica for whatever reason (business, family reunion, etc.) There are some important details you should know. This application will give you all the information you need, from where to obtain a passport to when it is possible to leave and return to Jamaica. Here's what you need to know.

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