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Jamaica imposes two-week ban on UK flights

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Kingston – The Government of Jamaica on Monday announced that effective immediately, all flights from the United Kingdom, will be banned for two weeks.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health, the ban will end on January 4.

The release said that the country is expecting three flights from the UK over the next 24 hours, one of which is en route, however, passengers who board those flights will be subjected to a minimum of 48-hour state quarantine and PCR testing.

“Passengers who test negative will be fitted with armbands for monitoring and released to complete their 14-day quarantine at home, while those found to be positive will be isolated in state facilities until recovered.”

According to the Ministry of Health, family members of people who arrive on these flights will be able to pick up their relatives after the minimum 48-hour quarantine.

“Family members are reminded that they must strictly adhere to the infection prevention and control measures when picking up their relatives as well as during the mandatory quarantine period as persons may develop symptoms during the 14-day quarantine period and therefore transmit the virus to others.”

The statement noted that people who arrive in the country from other ports of entry via the UK, will also be required to adhere to all restrictions, in line with provisions under the Quaratine Act.

“At this time, Jamaicans are strongly advised not to travel to the UK. Those who travel overseas, including to the UK, will be subject to the established quarantine or established procedures, on their return to Jamaica,” the release stated. (CMC)

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