Jamaica To Charge Insurance Fee From Travellers Starting Next Month

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by Yogita Chainani
by Yogita Chainani 446

Travel around the world is changing and how! Travel which ones used to be liberating, now seems scarier than ever. While most countries are unlocking in phases to boost tourism, each nation has also set its own rules for the travellers. And to join the bandwagon is Jamaica. Jamaica is welcoming tourists with a new set of rules. The Caribbean country is now introducing a mandatory insurance fee travellers must pay to gain entry to the country.

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Travellers Will Pay $40 Insurance Amount Which Will Cover Their Medical Services

From next month, travellers will have to pay $40 as a part of the island’s Jamaica Cares program to cover emergency medical services. The fee is a public-private insurance that will cover travellers against illness, including COVID-19, and natural disasters while visiting Jamaica. It will cover the cost of case management, transport logistics, field extrication, evacuation, and repatriation for medical emergencies up to $50,000 while on the island and $100,000 while travelling.

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The Travel Insurance Will Secure The Travellers From Start Till The End

This travel insurance is launched in partnership with the Global Tourism Resilience Crisis Management Centre and two travel health insurance firms. It will provide full protection to the travellers right from their arrival till their departure. 

Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Co-chairman, Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre, said in a statement,

“The traveller knows they’re protected, and they know other travellers are, too. That’s what’s needed to give confidence to travellers when they are ready to travel.” 

In terms of tourism, Jamaica started welcoming tourists from June 15 with new precautions like temperature checks, results of a negative COVID-19 test, and a Travel Authorization application for all travellers who do not hold a Jamaican passport. And in terms of the new Jamaica Cares program, it will be included on the Travel Authorization form. 

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