COVID-19 Information

Cancellation policy & COVID-19 Updates

[Updated MARCH 01, 2021] – This page will be updated to share information on COVID-19 protocols and entry requirements for Jamaica, cancellation policies & new cleaning procedures.

COVID-19 Test Requirements:

NOTE: The information on this page applies to ALL TRAVELERS TO JAMAICA

  • All Effective March 4, 2021: ALL TRAVELERS to Jamaica, 12 years of age and over, regardless of nationality, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or Antigen test result to check in for a flight to Jamaica. The test must be authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or meet the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), and must be performed by a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) registered or ISO 15189 certified laboratory. The date of the sample collection must be within 3 days of the date of travel. The negative test result must be presented to the airline representative in order to complete the check in for a flight.
  • For travel on or BEFORE March 10, 2021, travelers may present a test result for which the sample collection date is within 10 days of the travel date.
  • For travel AFTER March 10, 2021, the date of the sample collection MUST BE WITHIN 3 DAYS of the travel date. Example: For a travel date of March 15, the earliest the test sample may be collected is March 12.
  • Accepted Test Types:

  • A Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (RT-PCR)
  • A Nucleic Acid Amplification test (NAA)
  • An RNA or molecular test
  • An Antigen test
  • ​Note:

  • Only results from oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal samples will be accepted for PCR tests
  • Only results from nasopharyngeal samples will be accepted for Antigen tests
  • Antibody tests will NOT be accepted
  • Results from home-based test kits will NOT be accepted
  • Test Validity Period: The date of the sample collection must be LESS than 10 days from the date of travel to Jamaica, thus, take the test 9 days before arrival.

    Laboratory Requirements:
    The test must be conducted by a medical laboratory with either of the following credentials:

  • Accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • Registered by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
  • ISO 15189 certification
  • Test Result Sheet Requirements:
    Ideally, the test result sheet should display the following information:

  • Name of individual tested (must be same on application and lab test result)
  • Date of birth of individual tested (must be same on application and lab test result)
  • Name of testing laboratory
  • Indication of laboratory credentials (CLIA, ISO 15189)
  • Date of sample collection
  • Type of test
  • Type of sample
  • Test result

    CDC NEW REQUIREMENT: In effect on Jan 26, 2021


    Antigen Rapid Test – Results in 24 hours!
    Yes they will come to your villa to take the test!

    Jamaican Treasures will actually make the appointment for the health workers to come to the villa and do all the guests with the antigen rapid tests that is approved by the CDC. You will get the results the same day. The cost is $50 per person and done in the privacy of your own villa home! You don’t have to go outside! This is done by the BAYWEST WELLNESS HOSPITAL AND CLINIC team at the Half Moon Shopping Village in Montego Bay. Lisa at Jamaican Treasures will make sure this is done for you without and service call fees. Just the cost of the test at $50. Please make sure you speak to Lisa to get this organized before you arrive on island. Making it easy to holiday in Jamaica!


  • Flexible cancellation policies. Each policy varies from villa to villa so please discuss with Lisa on your particular villa:


      If you have reservations with us and you need to discuss making adjustments or changes, please email us at


      Our updated COVID-19 Cleaning Guidelines are explained on this page:

      COVID-19 Cleaning Guidelines