Is Jamaica Safe for a Holiday?
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021
As the UK and Ireland face their third wave of coronavirus, many are dreaming of taking a trip to sunnier shores. Both before and during the global pandemic, a common question we hear from travellers is, 'Is Jamaica safe for a holiday?'
The answer is YES! At Couples Resorts we want to ensure that you are left with the best memories possible following your holiday, which is why we have implemented a number of health and safety procedures in our resorts and compiled the following information for you to read prior to your trip to Jamaica.
Stay Safe from COVID-19
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for visitors to Jamaica to follow Jamaican regulations and travel advice to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus. Some ways to stay safe from COVID-19 while in Jamaica include, maintaining good hand hygiene. This can be done by using an alcohol-based hand gel regularly, touching as few surfaces as possible and avoiding touching your face with unclean hands. Wearing a face covering or face mask in public spaces is mandatory in Jamaica in an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
At Couples Resorts, nothing is more important to us than ensuring the health and well-being of our staff and guests. Which is why, from arrival to departure, we're doing all we can to ensure a safe and stress-free stay, including enhanced safety and cleanliness protocols and free on-site antigen testing. Rest assured that travelling to Jamaica is easy and hassle-free. Check out our new or enhanced health and safety protocols here.
Staying Safe on Your Holiday
If you are planning to go to Jamaica, make sure that you stay within the grounds of your resort whenever you can. Resorts have private security and gates to ensure no one enters the premises who shouldn't be there.
However, if you are planning to venture out to local neighbourhoods, a best practice would be to go on a guided tour. This limits any chance of getting lost and wandering into areas that may be considered less safe.
Guided tours are offered at Couples Resorts, so be sure to ask your concierge any questions that you may have!
Safety Tips for Your Holiday to Jamaica
When travelling to a foreign destination, including Jamaica, it is always wise to employ the same precautions that you would back home.
Here are some extra recommendations that we have compiled for you to keep in mind on your holiday:
- Read up on local laws and practices prior to your arrival, in particular COVID-19 regulations and guidelines
- Keep your belongings in view at all times
- Do not carry around large amounts of cash
- Avoid wearing any expensive jewellery
All in all, Jamaica is a country that is too beautiful to pass on! From stunning beaches to breath-taking waterfalls, it really has it all. There are plenty of safe places to visit within the country itself. As always, use your common sense to know what areas and activities you should avoid!
Are you dreaming of a Caribbean holiday? Contact Couples Resorts and start planning the holiday of a lifetime to Jamaica today.