REOPENING: Jamaica welcomes millionth visitor


MONTEGO BAY — It was a proud day for the Jamaica Tourist Board, as Jamaica received its millionth visitor since the island reopened in June 2020.


Since reopening, Jamaica has successfully implemented the Jamaica CARES program that includes extensive health and safety protocols, entry testing, COVID-19 training for hospitality workers and travel authorization for every guest visiting the island. COVID-19 compliance certification is also required for hotels and attractions to ensure the safety of staff and guests.


The extensive health and safety protocols have contributed to the continued rise of Jamaica’s visitor arrivals. Tourism levels for 2023 are currently projected to hit 3.7 million visitors and $3.5 billion in revenue, with 2024 on track to surpass 2019 levels with 4.2 million visitors and $4 billion in tourism revenue.

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