After being under strict lockdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the world is gradually opening up and striving to be normal again. Travel industry too has come to a halt and has suffered immensely because of the virus outbreak. But now, gradually, places of tourist interests and major travel destinations have started to reopen in a phased manner, now that people are looking forward to travel again.

In the beginning of June, a number of Caribbean islands opened their borders and welcomed tourists, months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. Now, after the US Virgin Islands and St. Lucia, Jamaica is all set to welcome travellers again from June 15. In fact, American Airlines is also resuming their Caribbean routes.

How is Jamaica planning to welcome tourists?

As of now, Jamaica’s (a Caribbean island nation) top priority is the health and safety of the tourists both domestic and international. The country is planning to do temperature screening, and provide PPE kits for tourism workers, along with using the latest technologies to make sure visitors are screened throughout their visit. Also, the government is working on a plan to ensure the safety of people along with providing them authentic Jamaican travel experiences.

Jamaica all set to open for tourists from June 15

Hotels in Jamaica have also been directed to take the temperatures of staff in each shift and install hands-free sanitiser dispensers or hand washing stations at the entrance of the hotel. Along with this, sanitising elevators after very 60 to 90 minutes is also mandatory for all the hotels.

On the other hand, restaurants in Jamaica have been asked to reduce their seating capacity to 70 per cent to maintain social distancing. When it comes to maintaining safety and social distancing on beaches and near pools, umbrellas and chairs have to be kept six feet apart from one another. Also, to make sure people are following the rules, there will be a physical distancing officer patrolling the beaches.

As of now, Jamaica has reported 605 COVID-19 positive cases and 10 deaths.

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