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Cruises Return To Jamaica

Jamaica has welcomed the return of cruises, with the first cruise ship, Carnival Sunshine, to call at the Port of Ocho Rios for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This return marks a major step in the phased reopening of the tourism sector in the Caribbean.

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett has expressed his delight in welcoming cruise ships back to Jamaica.

“We welcome this resumption as we know that thousands of Jamaicans depend on the cruise shipping industry for their livelihood, and it will have a positive impact on our economy in general.”

“I want to assure the public that this call is being managed in accordance with strict health and safety Covid-19 protocols which are guided by global standards and best practices to ensure the safety and protection of our citizens as well as visitors.”

Unvaccinated passengers will be required to take a PCR test and all passengers will also be screened and required to take an antigen test upon disembarkation.