Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Another set of Jamaicans return home amidst COVID-19 lockdowns

Citizens return to Jamaica

Citizens return to Jamaica

Another set of Jamaicans who were stranded overseas because of the Government's lockdown and closed ports of entry, returned today

The 109 Jamaicans arrived on the island about 10.20 am, Saturday, May 30, from the United States of America (USA).


They disembarked from the plane in batches of 20 at most and were processed within the airport.

The returning residents were then transported by several Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses to a facility where they are expected to be tested for COVID-19.

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Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) personnel maintained a security presence. There were also representatives from the Jamaica Fire Brigade and Ministry of Health.

The re-entry of these citizens to the island is part of the Government's effort to safely return stranded Jamaicans were caught abroad when borders closed. Jamaica is gradually facilitating the returns in an attempt to manage the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

The borders have been closed to incoming passengers since March 24, with a limited allowance given to special flights.

Jamaica has to date recorded in excess of 500 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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