Resuming in June?


I wonder if some business executives know something that the Jamaican people don’t. Sandals is planning to reopen next month and Air Canada and British Airways are planning to resume flights to the island next month. However, borders are closed at least until May 31. If a business is planning ahead like that, they must have had some indication they will be able to operate. How will they be able to reassure their customers they will be allowed entry to the country, and will they have to quarantine for two weeks, like regular Jamaicans? And will regular Jamaicans be allowed to re-enter without applying for a visa? So many questions and no answers. What is known, however, is that the tourism industry provides more than 10 per cent of the country’s GDP, so that portion of the economy needs to be restarted as soon as possible.

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