Here’s what you need to know about traveling to Jamaica

Travel to the island just got a lot easier

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Your dream tropical vacation just got a lot easier. Jamaica will no longer require travelers to show proof of a negative COVID test.

Previously, there were heavy requirements to enter the island — including testing starting as early as 72 hours in advance of travel. In addition to getting rid of negative test requirements, tourists are no longer required to wear a mask inside.

“We are optimistic that these simpler requirements will serve to increase the appeal of Jamaica as a premier destination and keep us moving along the road to a stronger recovery for both the tourism sector and the nation’s economy as a whole,” said Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s minister of tourism to Travel and Leisure.

The CDC categorizes Jamaica as a level 1 — low risk — on its travel list this month.

Other Caribbean islands such as Saint Lucia and Grenada have also changed their travel requirements. Saint Lucia got rid of pre-arrival testing for vaccinated travelers and Grenada has removed all COVID-related entry restrictions.

As travel restrictions are lifting, and vacations are on the rise, the CDC urges travelers to book with caution and be safe. Booking travel and medical insurance can make the trip easier.