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The Government of Jamaica has placed a ban on all flights from the UK with immediate effect.

The restriction in travel is over a new strain of the novel coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness, in a statement announcing the ban, said it would take effect immediately and end January 4, 2021.

However, flights arriving over the next 24 hours and outbound flights to the UK will be allowed up to midnight Tuesday, December 22.

Sleek understands that Jamaica is expecting three flights from the UK over the next 24 hours, one of which is already en route.

It says passengers on those flights will be subjected to a minimum 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, the health ministry stated.

It says family members of persons who arrive on these flights will be able to pick up their relatives after the minimum 48-hour quarantine.

Meanwhile, at this time, Jamaicans are strongly advised by the health ministry not to travel to the UK.
Those who travel overseas including to UK will be subject to the established quarantine or isolation procedures on their return to Jamaica.